Fascinating Flores

Back to basic: barely no decent hostels or guesthouses on this island, but an incredible experience! The places I visited were: Komodo Islads, Labuhanbajo, Bajawa, Moni and Ende.

Our boat trip started in Lombok and lasted 4 days until we arrived in Flores. During this trip we made some beautiful stops, for example this Island Laba.

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On our motorbikes we’ve discovered this island and visited a traditional village called Bena.

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Beautiful Bali

Beautiful Bali! My top 3 in (and around) Bali: Canggu, Nusa Lembongan and Gili Air. With Canggu as the big winner! Why? It’s all about surf, healthy restaurants, cool beach bars, hipsters and it’s not touristy (yet).

CANGGU

Crate cafe – Hugh menu with home made granola, fruit, fresh juices and smoothies. Beside the great food Crate looks pretty cool: there’s a lot of beton, poloraids and wood. – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.64 
Old man’s – Everyone on Bali knows Old man’s. Great beach club with cocktails, music, dancing and beerpong competitions. All you need for a great night out! – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong
Avocado – Must go for breakfast or lunch! Upgrade your juice or smoothies with maca, chia or other superfoods. The sweets are all homemade, without sugar, gluten free and some are even vegan. – Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.69B

NUSA LEMBONGAN 

Runner up for best place nearby Bali is Nusa Lembongan, if you ask me. This island is less famous then the 3 Gili’s north of Lombok, but I don’t understand why. On this island you can feel vibe of local Indonesian life way more than there. Rent a scooter and drive around. Cross the cosy yellow bridge and discover the other island Nusa Ceningan. See the blue lagoon, dream beach and sunset beach.It’s also perfect for surfing! Don’t expect hostels, there are only bungalows and resorts, but it very easy to find affordable accommodations! Eat delicious food at the local “warungs” or go to one of the fancy beach clubs at the seaside.

Le Pirate – Take a fast boat to Nusa Lembongan. Le Pirate is a private beach club with a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and only 10 simple ‘Beach Boxes’. From the pool you have an amazing view over the lagoon. – Jl. Nusa Ceninga
Sandy Bay Beach Club – Perfect for sunset drinks! – Nusa Penida, Kec. Klungkung

GILI AIR 

Which island to choose? It’s depending on what you’re looking for: Gili Trawagan is famous for partying, Gili Meno for honeymooners and Gili Air is a mixture of both. I loved Gili Air! We stayed at Azazil Bungalows. Perfectly located, super friendly owner/staff and adorable bungalow with nice outdoor shower.

Not top 3 material, but also worth mentioning are Uluwatu, Ubud and Gili Trawagan.

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The cultural heart of the Island. People say it’s the new Kuta and very touristy. It’s sort of true, but there’s a reason why everyone go there.

GILI TRAWAGAN

If you don’t want to party you can still stay on Gili Trawagan. It’s the biggest island of those 3 and on the West or North side of the island it’s more quiet. We stayed at Belukar Villas, one of the nicest bungalow rooms I’ve ever stayed in.

 

Vegangsters in Berlin

Nowhere else is the nightlife better than in Berlin, but this beautiful city has so much more to offer! Together with one of my best friends we went on a weekend road trip for a vegan-food-bike-inspiration-tour.

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On a secret location – only accessible by the backdoor of a service corridor- you can find this (literally) hidden gem: Cookies cream. Do you see a big chandelier? Then you’re going in the right direction! Fantastic atmosphere in this restaurant, with high quality (vegan) food. – contact me for the address. 

Entrance Cookies cream

Other tips:

  • On Sundays you can saunter on the hippy market in Mauerpark. In the afternoon there’s often karaoke organised in this park.
  • Kreuzberg is a nice neighbourhood with a beautiful bridge: Oberbaumbrucke
  • Badeschiff is a swimming pool in the river, in the heart of the city. You’ll smell the fresh mint already miles ago. With your feet in the sand you can enjoy one of the best mojito’s. This outdoor venue is only open during the summer months – Eichenstraße 4

Off course you shouldn’t miss the nightlife tough! We went to Tresor, Berghain and Watergate (Falckensteinstraße 49).

Roffa mon amour

Home! There’s no other city where I feel more at home than in Rotterdam.One of my favourite streets in this city is the Witte de Withstraat. Especially during the summer I spend many evenings here on one of the terraces with my friends.

Bertmans – For the best breakfast I always go to Bertmans. Delicious (vegan) breakfast and cold pressed juices. What else do you want? – Zaagmolenkade 15

*To be continued*