The Monkey Forest // Ubud, Bali

One of the first things I did when I got to Ubud was go to Monkey Forest! Although it's a super touristy thing to do while there, I wasn't going to miss out on the chance of seeing all of these monkeys living in the forest.

Situated right at the bottom of Ubud, it's a large forest where the Balinese monkeys are semi-wild. Although they are fed in the forest and you can see a few fences, the monkeys would still be able to leave if they wanted to as it's open air. As all of them will have been born there, it will be home to them and monkeys are known to be quite territorial.

Luce x

Ubud, Bali // Part Two // Photo Diary

The second part of my photo diary from Ubud, Bali as I took so many photos in this area! The majority of these photographs were taken during a seven hour hike in very hot temperatures! I had met two people in the homestay where I was staying and they asked if I would like to join them on a walk they were doing, so I accepted not expecting this. There were parts where I was going down a hill on my bum as it was so steep but then having to crawl back up it on my hands and knees. Let's just say I was very dirty by the time I got back in the evening, but all of these views were so worth it. We managed to go off the beaten track, go where the locals were and we found ourselves in an area next to the river where we can't imagine many other tourists have been.

I will let the photos do the talking, but it was beautiful!

Luce x

Ubud, Bali // Part One // Photo Diary

After spending the first five days on the coast, I was ready to escape the sea breeze and head into the mountains. I was so excited to head to Ubud as so many people talk about it and mention how beautiful it is. Let's just say that it didn't me down, I was blown away at the beauty of the place. 

I had been looking at various different Instagram's to find the best places to eat and it didn't disappoint, I ate some delicious food whilst here. I spent my time here doing yoga nearly everyday, hiking with friends I made there and visiting temples further into the mountains and looking out over to the volcanoes. 

Luce x

Seminyak & Canggu, Bali // Photo Diary

I've been looking forward to sharing these photographs ever since I got back from Bali, in fact, I was editing them feeling very jet-lagged hours after I got back. But this week has been a little bit of a whirlwind with me having to catch up with everything at work and then it was my birthday. I'm settled, currently at my family home in Durham, but ready to go for another trip coming soon. But more about Bali...

I started my holiday in Seminyak, which is on the west coast of the island before spending a day in Canggu with friends. Seminyak is busy and is full of tourists (myself included) but the beaches are vast, great for surfing and there are some amazing restaurants around the area. Canggu was a whole lot quieter, a 30 min tax ride north of Seminyak still on the coast. The beaches are a little more designed to be used by only surfers, rather than sunbathers, so we found an Olympic sized public swimming pool which was so beautiful in the afternoon sun. 

Luce x