Wave Goodbye, Say Hello

Quick Note: Apologies for the huge spaces in between postings, but between working, shopping, and enjoying Canggu for the second time around it’s been hard making time for The Mini-Life. I can’t promise that I’ll be that much better over the next two months, but I won’t leave you hanging with this as the last blog. I love and appreciate having you all along for this magical ride!

All good things must come to an end so we’re heading out of Bali and journey-ing to a new destination in SE Asia next week – Vietnam! Stevo’s family’s beautiful homeland will be our jam from April to June, and like everything else related to this trip, we couldn’t be more stoked. And no, not just because Vietnamese cuisine is the best ever. Sorry other cuisines.

We tried wheatgrass!
We tried wheatgrass and it was delish! This guy also felt like a photo of him smelling the shot would properly capture the moment.

But until Ho Chi Mihn City becomes a reality, we’re still enjoying the fantasy in Canggu. You’ll remember that we were in this beach town at the beginning of our Bali travels, and somewhere around the time of the Singapore visa run, we decided that coming back here just made sense. We loved our time in Ubud, but we missed being close to the beach (read: Stevo was dying without surf) and the slower pace of how everything moves around here.

R to L: Words to live by at Roti Canai, Stevo with his first surfboard purchase, Just another flooded street after a Bali rainstorm
R to L: Words to live by at Roti Canai, Stevo with his first surfboard purchase, Just another flooded street after a Bali rainstorm

This time around it’s felt different. More like home. Probably has something to do with the fact that when we first stayed here, we had only been in Bali for a few weeks, and now we’re entering into month four of this adventure. FOUR.

In honour of the momentous occasion, Stevo and I compiled a list of some of our favourite experiences, restaurants, and memories. In no particular order:

Nasi Campur at Warung Bu Mi (no matter how many meals we’ve had since being here, we’ll always come back to this being the most satisfying and delicious)
– An all-day surf session at Serangan Island (Stevo caught close to 10 waves in his sesh here!)
Climbing a motherfucking mountain on Tay’s birthday (and following it up with some margaritas and Mexican eats)
Meeting new friends from all over the world (from Italy to Spain to Germany to NYC to London – a beautiful collection of cultures)
– Tay getting on a surfboard for the first time (and actually popping up successfully more than once!)
Sunsets. If only we could take those beauties with us.

Most days are made up of working on freelance projects, laying in the sun, surfing, eating yummy food, partying with the weekly rainstorms, and trying to make the good times last for as long as we possibly can. We have space to live and do whatever we want. Space to just breathe and enjoy what’s going on around us each day. It’s incredible.

berawa sunset

I still can’t believe we did it.

See you in Vietnam,
XO Tay

A Bali Photo Round-Up:

nyepi

mt batur

mexicola

bali presents

Ended it in the same place that we started - La Plancha.
Ended it in the same place that we started – La Plancha.
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