Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mandira - Bali

The Puffin Man had a few colleagues staying at the Bali Mandira hotel and we were lucky enough to catch up with them on their last day in Bali and have a cocktail by there amazing hotel pool!!
The Bali Mandira is right next door to the Legian Beach Hotel which was perfect for us lazy bones!!

The pool is definitely the hotel highlight as you will see from the below photos!!!

and YES I had a go on the water slide HAHA!! SOOO much fun and such a beautiful resort..

WEEEEEEEEEE.... Too Fun!!!

Nail polish by CHI CHI nails

Bikini is by Triangl and I LOVE them! SO super comfy and even though the top is strapless it still gives GREAT support (what every woman wants!!)

Stay tuned for a gazillion more Bali photos and more! 
If you have any questions leave me a comment below or check out my instagram @kendalllelyse


Party time BALI style!

Friday night drinking and dancing.. BALI style!!!

Friday night we all ventured out for dinner by the beach down from our hotel and a drink in the popular Bali night spots. After dinner we walked down Popies Lane 2 (GREAT shopping spot) which then meets up with the main nightclub spot (JL Legian) which is right opposite the Bali bombing Memorial. 

Drinking in Bali is 'expensive' which means expect to pay normal AUD prices for cocktails. Bintang and Smirnoffs are under $4 in most places and stay off the ARAK which is the Bali version of a spirit = NASTY!!! (trust me! haha)

You shouldnt have to pay to get into anywhere including nightclubs.. Be prepared to be hounded when your out as everyone wants you in there club/pub. I wouldnt recommend wearing heels at all in Bali unless its a wedding or function, the roads/footpaths are very uneven and small which makes it hard to walk on at the best of times.

Not once have I felt unsafe in Bali especially in the high tourist spots and late at night. There are many tourist police stations around Bali and they patrol the nightclub areas as well. 

Shorts by Sabo Skirt
Crop by Supre
Shoes by ZU

Above at 'Paddys Bar'

Dancing the night away at the RNB section of 'Bounty'

YEP had to get the 'BOUNTY' headband! haha.. You havnt been out in Bali if you dont have one of these!!!

Stay tuned for more pictures and tips.. any questions leave a comment below or via instagram - @kendallelyse

KK xx

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Welcome to Bali!

Arrived late in the afternoon in Bali so I relaxed in our hotel to get a reasonably early night and ready for the festivities on friday!

Staying at one of our fave hotels in Bali which is the Legian Beach Hotel. Perfect location just down from Kuta but out of the hustle and bustle that is the craziness of Bali.
Legian Beach hotel is probably one of the 'older' hotels along the popular strip of beach near Kuta. The Mandira (photos to come) and the Padma are next to Legian and next time we visit Bali we are going to stay at the Padma as we had a sneaky look and it looks amazing!

*TIPS and Tricks -
Take 25USD PP for a VISA on arrival at the airport. The Ngurah Rai airport Denpasar has just had a face lift (thank goodness) and is now much more seamless and quicker than the old airport. It took us 1 hour from getting off the plane (arrived at 1400 local time) to arriving at our hotel HOWEVER friends of ours arrived later that night (2015 local time) and took over 2.5 hours so depends on time of arrival and how many other aircrafts are arriving at that time too. I would HIGHLY recommend that you have all required paperwork - customs etc filled out and get the the first stop (VISA) as quickly a possible.
Remember the Balinese are beautiful people but are definitely on island time!!

I changed $300 AUD into Indonesian Rupiah and took AUD cash with me to change for a better rate in Bali on the street. WARNING be VERY careful where you change money if you do it on the street. Some places are legit and you will get a lower rate (we were getting about 10 for 1) and the more dodgey places charge a higher rate but rip you off! If you change with these people make sure you are the last one to count and the last one to hold your rupiah. Puffy changed money one day and got back to the hotel and was missing the equivalent of $50 AUD which is huge!
He went back to the guy and after arguing for a while he gave him the money he was ment to. We then tried changing $200 AUD in 3 different places a few days later and had the same issues of them counting the money out in front of us then giving it to us to count and once we counted and it was all there they would take it and 'tidy' it up neat then give it back (all in a matter of seconds). We would then count it AGAIN before leaving shop to find that it was missing 30,40, 50 AUD!!
BE WARNED they are SO SO SO quick with their hands you will never catch them!!!
If you want to be safe change at a currency exchange that has a sign with a blue/red line - its the legit one and they will give you a proper printed receipt.

Breakfast is complimentary in pretty much all hotels in Bali so headed down to our buffet breakfast at 'Bale Banjar' - Legian Beach Hotel.

Shorts by Sabo Skirt for David Jones
Crop top by Supre (SUPER cheap)
Thongs by Bellini
Sunglasses by Oroton

Playsuit by ICE

Hat by Valleygirl
Sunglasses by Le Spec and Oroton

KK xx

Friday, April 4, 2014


Arrived in Bali yesterday around 4pm to the heat and humidity I have been missing!! 

I was super super tired after getting up at  4am, x2 planes, over 7 and a half hours flying! 
Had a nice early night after having dinner at our fave aussie bar 'Sheppys' before sleeping for 11 hours! 

Keep an eye on instagram @kendallleylse for Bali updates and will doing heaps of blogs with great tips (what I packed) and my fun times!

Watch this space! 

KK xx