short guide to ubud bali part one

It was a beautiful afternoon in Ubud, where mother nature plays its music. The sound of skylark, the sound of dove, and the pitter patter rh...

It was a beautiful afternoon in Ubud, where mother nature plays its music. The sound of skylark, the sound of dove, and the pitter patter rhythm of the rain. For us staying in urban city, the exotic nature is a luxury by itself.


With our freewill souls, we immediately explore Ubud after we came back from the short trip to Danau Batur in the morning.




As a fan of bakery, I would not miss the taste of fresh local bread for (sort of late) tea time. Our driver drove us to Kakiang bakery & cafe (Pengosekan street) where I got my coffee, meat bun and the delicious cookies fresh from the oven. The little store itself looks modern, the name is not so commercial (think of bread talk in jakarta) but their creation is a bliss.




Me and my friend started our journey along the Road of Hanoman. Both of us are big fan of aroma therapy, and yet this is one of our favourite store in Ubud, Buttercup. From refreshing ginger soap to sultry rose aromatherapy oil, and the calming lavender massage oil, the store got it all. I can't help but getting some face mask, soap, and oil home.



There are many many stores selling fashion merchandises as well as local handicrafts along this road. You must bargain whenever possible (when the exact price is not printed in the label) especially if you're a foreigner. We spent time going to one store after another. Another worth visiting place is a concept store (quite near to Buttercup) that sells natural rock like quartz which is believed to enchance your aura.



Across the street, there is Clear Cafe selling cookies and sponge cakes in so many varieties, perfect for your dietary needs. The cafe also serves healthy and vegetarian food. We got ourself the banana walnut sponge cake (+-17k each). If you have some time you have to try Taksu restaurant too.





As the sky is getting darker, we head to the famous Bebek Bengil restaurant for dinner. Bebek Bengil stands for dirty/naughty duck which comes from the event whereby the ducks with dirty feet from the padi field walked across the restaurant before they opened. The crispy duck set meal (crispy until the bone is too) costs about 75k a plate, but it's so nice the taste lingers in your mouth.




After finishing the last bite of our dinner, we walked towards the other side of the junction which is the main road of Ubud for sightseeing. We saw some interesting stores and intrigued to try Kué bakery and cafe have some desserts and plan for our next day. It started raining again right after we are seated upstairs. We got tiramisu, carrot cake, and sip of cappuccino for companion in the mild cold weather


--- to be continued.

realizing that I have not posted these photos and some information that is too good to be left out, so I will make a series of travel post alternating with my outfit post. Let me know what do you think about it ;)
Been having lack of sleep for the whole week. I just want to relax this weekend.
happy weekend!

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  1. all of the pics are awesome makes me want to go to Ubud now haha


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  2. It all looks so beautiful. Love the first picture.

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  3. aww you go to my country! what a lovely holiday! when u still there, try to go to bakery shop & cafe : Casa de Luna and bali buddha, they served the best cake in bali! xoxo
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  4. pretty picts! i bet u hv a great time in Bali ci Fhen :D

    xx,
    Missing Bee

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  5. really, you made me want to go to Bali again :')

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  6. Amazing photos, darling, especially the food ~ yum!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. I would loooove to go here...it looks so peaceful and gorgeous!! What an amazing place!! Hope you have a great weekend doll xx

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  8. Great photos....I'm so jeallous....I need to travel really soon...need a scenery change

    Eirini
    http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

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  9. beautiful photos! I'm so jealous - wish I was in Ubud now too..

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  11. ah, Bali! <33
    You made me want to go to Bali again :')

    xx,
    chellemelody.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for sharing such a nice post! I really enjoyed to look at these pictures. The cakes look delicious and vegan brownies would probably be the 'd eat all th time there, haha. Now I really want to go to BALI <3

    Kisses, Feli

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  13. Fhen, you make me miss Bali soooo bad! A very pleasant photos! It always a pleasure to see beautifully snapped pics on your blog! Btw, I miss you millions tme! haha hope I could sneak a time to drop by SG!

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  14. wow love the pictures!! wld love it if you would drop by my blog and we can follow on FB/GFC if u like :D
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  15. Oh oh oh,
    I wish I could joint you dear :D



    Cheers,

    Yulia Rahmawati

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  16. Hey, wonderful blog! I'd love to follow you but where can I do that? Like... I can't see your followers or anything (or maybe I'm just a little bit dumb) :D

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  17. Oh wait, I found it! Following you now, keep in touch x

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  18. Just stumbled across your blog, I love it.
    Wanna follow each other via GFC or Bloglovin?
    Let me know if you want to and I'll follow you back straight away.
    Thanks! :)

    Sophie @Decisions Decisions

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  19. awesome place! i think this year will go to Bali!

    Happy holiday Fhen!
    <3
    xx

    RimsDaily

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  20. sounds like a perfect day

    Jessica
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  21. This is probably one of those dreams that everyone has, but I'd love to own a little bakery + coffee shop some where. Of course, I'd have to go find someone who can bake...

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  22. This is probably one of those dreams that everyone has, but I'd love to own a little bakery + coffee shop some where. Of course, I'd have to go find someone who can bake...

    7% Solution​

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  23. Now to visit so I can use your handy guide ;)
    Haha, love the pics!

    Trendy Teal

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  24. Wow!! Amazing pics! Love this place!!! :)
    Thank you for your comment! I follow you back now!

    Kisses,

    Babi
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  25. pretty pic ! how beauty holiday fhen . jd mau ke bali

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  26. omgosh amazing!! the photos are gorgeous! the first photo of the resort is gorgeous!

    all the yummy treats and snacks.. and your meal look so delicious! yum! i want to go there just to eat haha :p

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  27. It's always a pleasure to discover nice blogs such as yours !
    I am your new follower in GFC.
    BTW Those are nice photos!

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  28. you stayed in a place with a view this amazing? I'm so jealous haha! it all looks very serene and beautiful.

    Metallic Paws

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  29. Amazing photos!
    Love it ;)

    xoxo-

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  30. I was planning on going to Ubud last Summer, but somehow it didn't work out. Looks freaking awesome, thanks for sharing these :)!
    Thanks for following and commenting, I really appreciate it :). Following you right back!

    xx
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  32. oh these photos are so lovely!
    i'm planning on going to bali next year and ubud is definitely on my list of places to visit. it looks so dreamy

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  33. hello beautiful fhenny! i really appreciate your sweet words on my blog. i have to say that you have a very interesting blog and i'm already following you dear!!
    so see ya around :)
    xxxFiC.

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  34. The scenery. The shops. The food. Everything is so quaint and charming - I love it. :)

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  35. wow great photos & post!
    Maybe we follow each other?!
    Let me know :)
    Greetings

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  36. wow these pictures are amazing, so beautiful!

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  37. woww it looks beautiful there! and the food! such a nice place to go and relax it seems!

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  38. Beautiful photos and post!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  39. I love this travel post, I literally feel like I escaped for a moment on a quick vacation by teleportation! I wish I could have tasted that delicious food and bought a few natural crystals!

    -Nico

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  40. Great pictures, it looks all amazing! I wish I was there :-)

    WorldByBella

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  41. Beautiful pictures!

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  42. These photos are incredible! I've been wanting to visit Bali for the longest time and these pictures are not helping! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog, following your future adventures from now on.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  43. Everything looks so good!

    Stop by soon!

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  44. Beautiful pictures!!

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  45. LOVE this post so much! It makes me want to visit Bali =D Do you have twitter by any chance?

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  46. looks incredible. would love to get there someday.

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  47. lovely blog.
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  48. Thank you so much for this beautiful journey so full of life and love <3

    xx
    Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de/

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  49. Beautiful photos.. Looks like an absolutely amazing place! Dreamy..

    Indie by heart

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  50. Omg! This post really makes me feel to go to Bali! How I miss Bali..
    Nice pics anyways fhen!

    xx
    crunchy cheese me

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  51. loving all the travel images!!! the cafes/bakeries you've been visiting seems to have the most delish of baked goods!! :D great stuff!!

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  52. if i ever i go to ubud i'll be sure to visit all these lovely places; you're a fantastic travel guide ;)

    btw, i had a peek at your portfolio and i'm BLOWN away! so impressed; i'm a new fan and follower :)

    annie / WEMAKEPLANS

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    Would you like to follow each other? Check my blog and let me know! I would love it!
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  54. Aww really makes me want to go on vacation right away.. I like your blog- would you want to follow each other's blogs? If so then let me know.. :)

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  55. i want bali and i want it now! ><
    you so lucky the trip looked great esp the pictures of the bakery nyumsiee :9

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  56. All the food looks yummy & that pool is gorgeous!

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  57. Awww...all that food *-*
    I'm hungry now :O
    I love your blog! I'm the newest follower here. I wish if you could come to my blog and check it out and if you like it maybe follow as well but you totally don't have to :)
    anyways, I'l be coming back here because i love this blog and your style :)

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  58. Bet you felt bad eating duck with that cute duck napkin holder staring at you with it's beady eyes!

    E x

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  59. I love everything travel -- these photos are amazing! The food makes my mouth water, yum! :)

    x
    Rachel

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  60. I love your blog! It's great :) Feel free to my blog :)) Maybe, you follow my blog ? ♥ (If you like it)
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  61. such a lovely getaway in bali <3 bikin pengen kesanaaaa :3

    x
    sartob

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  62. waiting for your next post again fheenn :D

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  63. I've never been to all of these places (except for bebek bengil) ! hopefully I can try out the bakery whenever I hit bali in the future :)


    GLISTERS AND BLISTERS

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  64. It must be so much fun! Nice shots. Anyway, want to follow each other?=)


    xoxo
    Eka Theresia♥

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  65. Pitures look nice))
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  66. Did you use that first pool? Or is it just for decoration? It looks so beautiful! I think you'll like my last outfit post ;)

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  67. so so jealous! i wish i could escape to bali right away :3

    x
    sartob

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