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I liked it so much I returned!fullsizeoutput_521

Last year in July I met my friend Sandy in Seminyak, Bali for seven days.  I stayed in a hotel with a communal pool on the roof area which was lovely but I wanted to bring my brother and nephew over here and this time I wanted to rent a villa with a private pool.  After much research I chose Villa Kubu and was definitely not disappointed. Gorgeous gardens inside leading from our villa to the front door…img_4484And so many other little gardens areas as well as a pond with a few goldfish…img_4509fullsizeoutput_520

Our villa has three large bedrooms each with ensuite – well it’s pretty special that one of the two bedrooms downstairs has a private courtyard with an outdoor shower – my brother chose this room; how nice to have a shower outdoors when it is so hot here. But there also is a bath located in the inside bathroom in case it’s too warm outside.fullsizeoutput_526

The main bedroom upstairs has an open bathroom, lounge room, dressing room and separate bedroom – it really is huge therefore it’s the one I chose (ha ha) !!img_4467img_4468We spend most of our time on the super comfortable lounge downstairs overlooking the pool – its sort of inside/outside (ie no doors or windows but covered overhead).  There is also an air-conditioned television room but we have not put the tv on once since arriving.fullsizeoutput_51eimg_4459I have been getting up early to ensure I exercise so I walk through the tree lined streets then the shopping area down to the beach which is about an hour walk there and back – important for to get my 12,000 steps in ‘most’ days.  On the way I feed the street dogs and try not to get run over by the mad scooter riders.

img_4511fullsizeoutput_523There are so many amazing restaurants in Seminyak and last night I chose an Italian restaurant called Ultimo.  It’s so easy to travel in Seminyak, we booked a taxi and five minutes and $2 later we arrived!fullsizeoutput_514This turned out to be an excellent choice as the food was truly delicious.  Ambience and service was top notch also.  I chose the Penne All’ Arabiana; a dish of penne pasta with fresh chilli and fresh tomato sauce with basil – wow this was good!fullsizeoutput_513My brother chose the three pasta dish which had spaghetti pomodoro, penne formagi  and fussili pesto.  He couldn’t eat it all.  My nephew chose the Fettuccini Alla Carbonara which like all our meals was delicious and huge; he is not a really big eater so he took half of it back home to our villa.

My nephew also ordered some cheesy garlic bread which really was very cheesy and came with a pesto sauce – all eaten!  A friend of mine also joined us for dinner and she ordered a couple of entree size meals (which I forgot to take photos of) and the largest piece of tiramisu dessert I think I have ever seen.  She laughed and said she would not be able to finish it; she did it was that good.fullsizeoutput_512fullsizeoutput_515It was an early night which was good as we still have several nights here in Seminyak and we are returning to Seasalt restaurant tonight to enjoy great food and watch the sunset.  Can’t wait!