If you’re a big foodie, then you know that you can’t go to Singapore and not visit Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, the world’s cheapest Michelin Star meal you can have! This little street food stall at a Hawker Centre in Chinatown is owned and run by Chan Hon Meng and in 2016, it became one of the first two street food locations in the world to be awarded a star in the Michelin Guide, which is pretty spectacular.
We last left off our story involving the cheeky Ubud monkeys after Ciaran and I ventured over to the Mini Mart to get some snacks to bring back to our hotel. As we make our way over to the Monkey Forest, plastic bag full of snacks and beer inside, a monkey sprints toward Ciaran, trying to steal our food! It’s terrifying. A guard walks up to us, chasing the monkey away with a stick and informs us that there is no way we can walk through the Monkey Forest with any type of shiny, plastic bags.
Imagine you arrive in London for a quick stop over and you want to see all of London’s best sights as quickly as you can. Or, you have friends and family visiting from abroad and you want to show them London’s most iconic landmarks. Sure, you can walk all over London by foot or you can see all of London’s famous spots on the new Megabus UK’s open-top sightseeing tour for just £1 per seat!
Our little Lucy was born on 23rd June, 2003 in Iowa. Ironically, that’s the day my family and I left California to move to New Jersey. I was 12 years old. We all loved living in California and it was a really tough day on us all, especially my mom. Lots of tears were shed leaving the Golden State for the Garden State.
We arrive in Ubud and I instantly notice it’s a lot more Westernised than Munduk up North. My initial first impressions of the main town is that it’s quite cute – lots of cafes, shops and restaurants lining the street. It’s bustling with people and super lively. It’s a nice change of atmosphere and quite cool to experience a completely new place in Bali.
I wake up to the sunlight pouring through the double French doors of our Balinese-inspired villa. A sheer canopy drapes over our king size bed to keep the mosquitos at bay. I snuggle my head into the soft white pillow and look over at Ciaran, half smiling, thinking back to the night we booked Munduk Moding Plantation and how thankful I am to finally be here.
As our AirAsia flight begins to make its descent, I turn to Ciaran and tell him how thrilled I am to be here in Bali. The plane makes a swift landing and we hustle off in an attempt to be the first in line at customs.
I love weekends where I get to catch up with old friends. Life moves so quickly in London and everyone lives such busy lives, that even though you live down the street from a friend, you could go months without seeing them. I truly cherish the times I do get to spend some quality time with good friends and it was so lovely to see my dear friend and fellow blogger, Lauren, a few weeks ago ahead of our trip to Bali.