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12 Feb 2016

The Mighty Jungle

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, master bedroom, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, bathroom, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, Bali
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Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | bebek goreng at Swept Away at Samaya resort, Ubud, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Swept Away at Samaya resort, Ubud, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud wildlife, nature, spider, Bali
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Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Ubud airbnb private luxury villa, Bali
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Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Nungnung waterfall, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Nungnung waterfall, Bali
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Pura Bratan water temple, Bali
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Last time I wrote, we had just arrived back at the island paradise that is Bali. After one night at the Intercontinental, we collected our friends in Ubud and were on our way to the first villa of the trip - Villa Kerasan. Set smack dab in the middle of these vividly green rice paddies, there's a really luxurious sense of being close to nature...sounds and all. Do be warned, the jungle comes alive at night and noises we heard included howling puppies, squawking birds, chirping geckos (so cute) and the occasional crowing rooster. If you're a light sleeper, you may want to bring ear plugs! Also, spiders. I'll leave it at that. Then again, what do you expect from the jungle? 

If you're interested in booking Villa Kerasan for yourself, here's the link. Unlike many other villas which have on-site butlers and staff, this is true Airbnb style in that you are left completely to your own devices, as though you were at home. There's a lady who comes in the mornings to bring breakfast and do a quick clean up, but otherwise you have the place to yourself. The villa can sleep up to 8 people; the photos above are of the master bedroom and bathroom. Kerasan also has its own driver, as almost every villa will do in Bali, though I will say he complained a little too much about wanting to get home early as he lives an hour and a half away. However, in my opinion that's not fair to guests, either, because when you're on holiday you don't want to be stuck with a 10pm curfew every evening, rushing your dinner. Besides, taxis are few and far between in Bali. We were stuck one night for 2 hours trying to get back to our villa without the driver because we'd caved in and told him to go home, we'd find our own way. Boy was that a mistake!

Sorry, folks, no new restaurant recommendations this time; we simply had to introduce our friends to two of our favourites, Swept Away at Samaya Resort, and Naughty Nuri's in Ubud town centre, both previously featured here. We did, however, visit two new sights - Nungnung waterfall (beautiful, but you must trek 509 steps down to reach it...and back up :D) and Pura Bratan water temple. 

Three days in Ubud passed far too easily, but where we were headed next had me squirming in anticipation...

29 comments :

  1. That villa actually looks like paradise! So much travel envy here (not of the giant spider though!)> The food looks amazing as well.

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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    1. It's wonderful! Haha the giant spiders are fine when they're outdoors...it's when you find out looming over your bed that the panic sets in :S

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  2. Spiders? Ah! That aside though, this stay looks utterly idyllic; the shower area is lovely and you look incredible in the red bikini! Also whilst I'm here, I'm just GOT to tell you how amazing all of your travel diaries are, truly perfect :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. Haha, huge ones! But none are poisonous in Bali. The shower area is fantastic, I love an outdoor shower and you get them everywhere here! Thank you so much, Gabrielle, that means a lot :)

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  3. This is such a beautiful villa, Kamara! I always wanted to visit a real jungle, full of different plants and waterfalls, but those insects make me scared, lol. Anyway, it seems like you had a nice time there:) Cannot wait to read more about your adventures!

    http://www.yuliannova.com/

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    1. Haha unfortunately insects are a large part of jungle life! However it's totally worth it (coming from someone who hates most of them, too). Thanks, Yulia!

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  4. Wow, I want to go! This villa looks incredible. The spider is beautiful but Sam would be scared haha.

    T x

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    1. Haha it was amazing, the way it span that hornet in about twenty seconds flat! X

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  5. Such a beautiful place! The food looks amazing! x

    http://violettedaily.com

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  6. I love your photos! Lovely blog!
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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  7. What a fabulous place!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  8. OMG, babe you have a fantastic life! You look so fresh and happy here!
    Kira xxx

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  9. So very beautiful, Kamara! The food and nature are just absolutely lovely; I could be surrounded by nature's beauty all day every day! I also love your red bikini, too, you look hot, girlie! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you, my dear! Ugh Bali is just paradise for wild, beautiful nature in all forms! Wildlife, waterfalls, volcanoes, beaches...I could go on.

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  10. What a beautiful destination! I love these photos. Thanks for posting this, definitely adding this to my list of travel spots.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! Go, go - you won't regret it ;)

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  11. Wow stunning villa and that spider! So beautiful!

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  12. What a stunning place! I would love to stay there!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  13. This post makes me desperate, DESPERATE for a vacation. This resort looks stunning. One day I will get there! I'm determined!!

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  14. Wow - such beautiful and enchanting pictures! I think if I was there now... there is a strong possibility I wouldn't return! :) And that waterfall picture... reminds me of the rain forest in Puerto Rico .... I was stationed there many moons ago in the Navy - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

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    1. Haha sort of how I feel every time! Oh Puerto Rico looks stunning, so much natural beauty. That's one on my list! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. oh my, pretty sure this is what the paradise looks like...amazing photos! <3

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  16. Dear Kamara,
    Thank you for kind & honest review
    We look forward to welcoming you back at villa Kerasan in the future.

    Warmest regards,
    Doni & Naila

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