7.17.2016

Askara Villa Rice Field, The Hidden Treasure in Canggu


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As some of you might've known thru my instagram & snapchat updates, I went to Bali last Eid holiday. It was a funnnn trip with 4 besties of mine! We went to Bali together 3 years ago, but this time we wanted to explore areas that we'd never been to, Seminyak and Canggu. Legian area is too crowded & Seminyak has better hang out places & nice restaurants.
We stayed in Seminyak for 2 nights, and in Canggu for 2 nights.

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Canggu is located around 10 - 15 minutes from Seminyak and although it's not as crowded as Seminyak yet, I can see that it's a growing area. There are quite famous eateries and beach clubs there like LV8 Vue, Finn's beach club, Old's Man, La Laguna, La Dunia, Deus Ex Machina, Peloton Coffee, etc. Because of that reason, I decided to look for a nice place to stay in Canggu.

Luckily, I found Askara Villa Rice Field View, a really cool villa surrounded by rice fields and tucked in the quiet area of Canggu. It has 3 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + 1 toilet, 1 pool with rice field view, and 1 living room. To go to those famous eateries mentioned above, it just takes around 10 minutes by car!

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This is the master bedroom, located in the 2nd floor.

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The balcony of the master bedroom.

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The second bedroom.

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The view from the second bedroom.

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All bedrooms have bathrooms inside. The bathroom is also really big and has complete amenities like fresh towels, tooth paste, tooth brush, shampoo, soap, conditioner, etc!

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This is where we had breakfast every morning and indomie time as supper at late night! Hahaha!

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The villa's staff came every morning to cook breakfast for us!
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On the first day we had toast with selection of jams, sunny side up, juices, and fresh fruits. On the second day we had delicious fried noodle with sunny side up and fresh fruits. Yum!

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This is definitely me & my friends' favorite spot !

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I and my friends felt happy and grateful to be able to stay at Askara Villa. The villa is absolutely beautiful, cozy, has humble staffs, and located near to cool places! We won't hesitate to come back here again for our next visit to Bali! Thank you Askara Villa for the hospitality!

If you're planning to have holiday in Bali, go book Askara Villa Rice Field View in Canggu

They have a SPECIAL OFFER :

Get 1 night complementary  (FREE!!!) stay for 3 nights stay at Askara Villa (total 4 nights stay).

Promotion valid for normal season and based on availability.

For inquiries please send email to: askara.villa@gmail.com

Please also write down passcode [verenlee@askara] on the email subject to acquire our promotion.
 Check their website HERE / instagram: @askara_villa

7.01.2016

Day 3 & 4: Everland, Gwangjang, Dongdaemun, Namsan

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Hello! I'm such a baaad blogger for keep delaying my South Korea trip's blogposts. I'm sorry! T^T. I've been busy with college and I'm always at the gym or on my bed doing nothing during my leisure time ;p. Now I'm currently having my eid holiday for 1week+ ! I'm going to Bali tomorrow but before that, I should blog about my day 3 and 4 in Korea~

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This was my 3rd time visiting Everland. 1st time in 2002, 2nd time in 2011, and 3rd time in 2016. Nothing's changed drastically... So yeah all I did there was riding just the thrilling rides like T-rex (my fav). 

TIPS: I purchased the ticket through Funko . It's cheaper and they also got a bus trip (seoul-everland-seoul) package, so it's easier than riding train to Everland. Do purchase the ticket earlier before your departure date to Korea because you need to print the receipt & show it to the tour!

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The flowers at Everland at that time were my favorite part on that day! They're currently having a Tulip Festival. They're all real flowers!

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The queue in Everland's famous rides can be horribly long! My tip -> Ask for 'single rider' at the ride's queue staff. You'll be separated from your friends as you'll ride alone and sit at the empty seat of other groups' odd numbers, but it will definitely save more time.

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From Everland, we chose to be dropped off at Myeongdong to have dinner and shoppppp!

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The next morning, we went to Gwangjang Market to have breakfast and try the famous food there. I was disappointed as the food wasn't special and you can find much more delicious food at other street stalls. Mungbean pancake was bland, oily, and expensive (4000 won for this gorengan!! T.T). Japchae was also bland and cold.
The only memorable dish that I had there was the Live Octopus Sashimi. It's around 13000 won which was expensiveeeee but it's tasty! Watch it on my VLOG!

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From Gwangjang Market, it turned out that Dongdaemun can be reached by walking distance. So happy when I passed by beautiful flowers in front of JW Mariott Hotel in Dongdaemun!

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Next destination was this famous DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza). Seoul Fashion Week took place in DDP. Inside the building, there were many art installments / exhibitions. From DDP, there were many fashion malls nearby like Doota, Hyundai Outlet, Lotte Fit In, etc.

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TIPS: Try Baek Mi Dang soft serve ice cream in Hyundai Outlet (B1 floor). It uses organic milk & soy milk! The cone is also delicious & crunchy! Inside Hyundai Outlet, you can also find Banana Milk Cafe & Honey Butter cafe!! :)

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Our lunch was this yuuuummyyy Jjimdak (braised chicken stew) in Lotte Fit In. We had this after we watched K-LIVE Concert ;)

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After that, we went to Myeongdong again and walked to Namsan Tower. We spent the entire evening there. It's my 2nd time to Namsan but 1st time going there till the sun went down. So beautiful!

See ya in next post!
Do watch my Video Diary :)