Anomali Coffee Ubud

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Craving Coffee? In the heart of Ubud, Bali is a unique cafe where the staff is having fun!

Cafe Name: Anomali Coffee Ubud
AddressJalan Raya Ubud No. 88, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Note: This is an independent review based on my personal experience.

I wandered upon this not so secret gem while out and about in Ubud in February.  If you didn’t already know, coffee is grown locally on the lush green hills surrounding the town and therefore, it is taken very seriously by locals.

Bean to cup coffee is served in many cafes which line the streets, but it was the quiet laughter of the smiling baristas pouring out of the building which prompted me to have a cup at Anomali.

Anomali is an alternate spelling of anomally which means something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. This coffee shop tries to do just that. Charts indicate acidity levels of single origin coffee so you can figure out what brew might be your favourite.

The huge variety of coffees and teas will not make this any easier, but that is the cult of coffee.  The cool vibe allows you to take your time and smiling baristas are willing to make suggestions.

I ended up ordering a Single Origin Sumatra Iced Coffee which was wonderful to sip away on while sitting on the patio and watching the crazy traffic go by. It cost 28,000 IDR / €1.70 / US$2 which is pricy for Indonesia, but it is definitely worth a visit.

Opening Hours: 7 AM to 10 PM
Contact: http://store.anomalicoffee.com/

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Location: Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > Kabupaten Gianyar > Ubud > Anomali Coffee

D’Medina Bistro

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Looking for a Restaurant eatery with fabulous service, good food and great prices in Legian Beach Kuta, Bali?

Restaurant Name: D’Medina Bistro
Address: Jalan Legian No. 111, Legian, Bali, Indononesia – across from Star Surf

Note:  This is an independent hotel / restaurant review based on my personal experience.

The Restaurant: A tidy, small and narrow eatery with a fresh modern cafe diner feeling.  Colourful pictures displaying some of their offerings decorate the brick look walls.

The Service: We were warmly welcomed on our first visit and every visit after by the super friendly server Malik! She was simply great! She had recommendations, was efficient, chatted if you wanted and was always smiling.

The Food: Nice menu serving traditional Indonesian Food with some Western as well as vegetarian options.

Unfortunately, on our first visit, at 1 pm in the afternoon they did not have any cooked rice and said it would take an hour. Assumedly, they had no rice because I have never heard of rice taking an hour to cook. Instead of getting upset, we simply doubled our original order of Mie Goreng Ayam.

The fried noodles with chicken was delicious. A side dish of Sambal Goreng Pedas added the perfect spice level to our meal.

The servings are not huge, but a satisfying amount so you will not walk away stuffed, but not hungry either.

The Cost: 92,000 Rupias / €5.50 / US$6.85 including 1 small mineral water, 2 lemon iced teas and 2 Mie Goreng Noodle dishes.

Do I recommend D’Medina Bistro? I definitely recommend it. Excellent prices, tasty food, friendly service. Affordable, cheap food – where to eat in Kuta Legian Bali.

More dishes we tried:
Sapi Lada Hiram & Rice – Beef in Black pepper sauce, bell pepper, ginger and Capsicum, good
Ayam Lemon & Rice – Deep Fried Chicken Fillet with lemon sauce, ok
Chicken Satay with white rice, good
Ayam Kung Pao – Chicken with cashews and white rice, delicious.

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 4 am

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Location: Asia > SouthEast Asia > Indonesia > Bali Island > Kabupaten Badung > Legian Beach > Jalan Raya Legian > D’Medina Bistro

SenS Spa, Bali

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Recharge, Refresh – SenS Spa may take you to the Ananda of Relaxation!

Name:  SenS Spa
Address:  SenS Hotel, Jl. Sukma, Tebesaya, Ubud, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

Note: This is an independent Spa review based on my personal experience.

Surrounded by rice terraces and amazing rainforest greenery, cultural Ubud is the perfect spot to find tranquility and relaxation.  SenS Spa, located in the SenS Hotel, invited us to try their SenS of Two, a Balinese Couple Massage with foot cleansing ritual.

Sri & Tini greeted us on arrival and offered a refreshing cold tea to sip away on while filling out a general health questionnaire. Upon completion, Continue reading “SenS Spa, Bali”

Amsterdam Top Sights

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Winter in the Netherlands.  A perfect time to visit the top sights and attractions without the crowds.

A photo compilation with names of the top sights and attractions to see in beautiful Amsterdam.


Usedom Island

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Top Reasons to Go to Usedom in the Winter

Usedom Island is a beautiful tourist destination in North Eastern Germany, Northwestern Poland.  This small island claims dual nationalities, German and Polish.  Every summer thousands of visitors from all over Europe flock to the spa destination to soak in the sunshine and swim in the Baltic Sea.

Which brings us to the first reason to visit Usedom in the winter!  We went to the resort town Heringsdorf where  quiet streets greeted us.  Parking, shopping and stroll the beach without bumping into people and waiting in lines was a simple pleasure.  We meandered our way along the boardwalk pier, known locally as Die Seebrücke, out over the calm sea water and only Continue reading “Usedom Island”