After a day of adventure it is time to relax. Escape the heat and life’s everyday stresses. Welcome to Tonic Day Spa & Botanicals, Canggu, Bali. Time for the body, mind and soul to become Zen, to become one again.
When exploring Bali, you must go to Tanah Lot Temple. Tanah Lot Temple is a #MustSeeBali touristic hotspot. An authentic Balinese Hindu Temple build on a rock in the sea, that you can only reach when the tide is low. Well join us when #exploreTanahLot. Let TIAWOT be your tour guide today.
If you ever been to Bali, well you have to get an authentic Balinese massage. An authentic Balinese massage is must try when visiting Bali, Indonesia. And to make it an little bit easy for you, we have tried a lot of authentic Balinese massage parlors and spa’s. This time we want to welcome you to Nova Spa, located in Mengwi, Canggu area.
Time for some exploring here on Bali. And this time we are exploring the east of Bali. Welcome to Karangasem, Bali. One of the nine regions that Bali is divided in. So pack your camera’s, food and enough water. And let TIAWOT be your #Balitourguide.
Did you know people who are just like you and I struggle each and every day just to get a dinner? Did you know animals aren’t supposed to be living in cages? Did you know that we as a human are destroying the one thing we need the most?
We have been to Puri Santrian in Sanur, Bali a couple of times and we must say the first couple of times we had a really a great guests experience. You can sit and relax at the beach or rent a bike, they have four swimming pools (incl. swimming pool for children), a spa and a tennis court. And on the beach you can do water activities as well and the food is incredibly delicious.
Okay you have finally booked that flight to Bali, Indonesia. Or you have just arrived here on Bali. But what can you do here on Bali. Well, welcome to Bali, Indonesia. Welcome to a place called paradise, or island of the Gods. Whatever you prefer.
We are going to help you decide with what you want to do when you are here on Bali. We will let you in on some secrets, but also some rules and regulations. But mostly we are going to help you make the most out of your time here on #BeautifulBali.
Hello Doggie, neighborhood (watch)dog. And how are we feeling today. Always there to welcome us all, and always protecting us against “strangers”. Hello Doggie, neighborhood (watch)dog. Here is some food and water for you, so you have some new energy to explore your world.
Where there is a wall, there is art. As so in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. We are going to have a look at how timeless architecture meets modern architecture. Also what kind of art is Johor Bahru hiding in plain sight.
Well to start off with an apology, cause we didn’t really explore #JohorBahru that well. That’s because we were still exhausted from our five days of #exploringKualaLumpur. You can say that we didn’t plan it right, I am going to say. We were just going with flow.
Well we must say, Johor Bahru has some of the best breakfast we ever had. We truly felt welcome with such a great breakfast here in Johor Bahru. But before we get started with our food review Johor Bahru, we have to start with KLIA2 airport food.
So before we had to board the airplane here on KLIA2, we decided to get some breakfast. I decided to get the Malaysian/ Chinese style half boiled eggs with toast. This had been on our minds the entire time we were #ExploringKL
Still in Johor Bahru for two more days and then it is already time to say goodbye to Johor Bahru. Hopefully the next time we visit, we will have an even better time her in JB.
So the third day we started with a great breakfast yet again at Makan Kitchen DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru. This time we tried almost everything what we didn’t tried the day before. Really weird but the breakfast is really one of the better highlights of staying in Johor Bahru.
The second stop of our 5-stop destination was Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Hello Johor Bahru. Time to take the plane from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru. Let’s see how JB will welcome us.
It is an 1 hour flying from KL to JB. We choose for this, because believe or not, at that moment it was the cheapest option. We could have gone by train, that was our first thought, and maybe we will do this the next time. Cause you will see more of Malaysia. With the train, better known as KTM Intercity. You will have to go from KL to Gemas, and from Gemas to JB. This will take around 8 hours total. And by car it will take you around 3 hours and 30 to get from KL to JB. So yeah the fastest, and again at that moment, the cheapest way to go from KL to JB was by plane.
The best time on vacation is when it is time for some delish food. Well I guess it doesn’t matter where you are, there will always be time for delish food. But the troublesome part is, well for us, when and where do we get some food?
So yeah in Kuala Lumpur we had the same issue. But still this is one of the best part when we travel. You know trying the local cuisines/ delicacy. What are the local cuisines/ delicacy here in #KL? Where can we try these local cuisines/ delicacy here in #KualaLumpur?
Art and Kuala Lumpur. Well there’s a lot of it. From street art to fashion to beautiful architecture. So let’s start with the architecture.
Kuala Lumpur has so many different cultures living together. And with the already rich past, it is no wonder you can see this all coming back in the architecture and art in and around Kuala Lumpur.
This is our last day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Almost time to start a new adventure at a new place. But first let us enjoy our last official day here in Kuala Lumpur, I mean half day.
We woke up, got all freshened up, and start with the packing. Glad we did some of the packing yesterday. Even though we had a busy final full day in Kuala Lumpur.
Time too check out and of too the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, KLIA2.
Wow that was quick. It is already our last full day of exploring Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tomorrow we will be heading out to Johor Bahru, and continues exploring Malaysia. But that is another traveling adventure you can read here on TIAWOT.com (coming soon)
So this last day of #ExploringKualaLumpur, is again fully booked, Hahahaha. So let start with a good cup-of-joe somewhere here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Christmas Care Package. From you for the ones who really need it.
Just one month to celebrate Christmas and New Year, wow … suddenly its already the end of the year. We had a crazy roller coaster year, this past year. I think everybody had a rollercoaster ride this year. 2020 thanks for the greatest life lesson yet.
And here we go again… Let’s keep on #exploringKualaLumpur. What to do today. Well today we had a solid plan about where to explore here in Kuala Lumpur. Here we go…
In our latest blog “Hello Kuala Lumpur, good morning world”; we talked about that we had bought two admission tickets for Petronas Twin Towers. We had to buy them in advance, because they sold out really fast.
Good morning Kuala Lumpur, KL, good morning world.
In the morning, well you can say that this is our first official day of us #exploringKualaLumpur. Time to wake up, get freshened up and find some breakfast down the road of exploring KL… Here we go.
Okay, I am definitely not a morning person. In fact I really need to start the day really slowly, no talking, just coffee and maybe after that well you are lucky if the coffee works.
You could compare to an old diesel engine, starts slowly, but when it’s warmth up… It is all good to go hahaha
Like what we wrote down in our London blog, “London, feeling good (day 2)”, we didn’t have a plan at all. We were just going to stroll around a bit.
Let’s see where the road will take us today here in KL city.
Preps, preps, preps for our new adventure.
This time, pre COVID-19, it was a little bit harder for us to find affordable prices for two one way tickets on Skyscanner. The reason for why it was more difficult than normal was because we wanted to travel to 5 different locations.
We had a starting point we had to get to, that was going to be Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But we would end or adventure on Bali, Indonesia. So, we had to get one way tickets for two persons back to the Netherlands.
As usual we used Skyscanner to find the cheapest ticket(s), yet without waiting too long on an airport. With Skyscanner you can use the option of multi-city, that’s what we used.
Hi there beautiful people,
We have waited so long for this and now it’s finally online … TIAWOT apparel at Teespring.
Yes now you can be a part of creating your new memories with #TIAWOTapparel. And TIAWOT apparel can also be an even better gift for e.g. birthdays, or going-away gift or just random.
Well ? Do you believe in ghosts? Or maybe you don’t believe in ghosts, but you do believe in God? Or you do believe that you are sometimes right, and not that often wrong?
Believe can be big, or believe can be small. It doesn’t matter what you believe, but it does matter if you stop believing in yourself.
Art and fashion in Singapore
We didn’t really shop in Singapore, but we saw some really cool and unique designs here in Singapore. Not only cool and unique, but also authentic, cause of the different cultures that come together in Singapore.
On our third day in Singapore we decided to have breakfast just around the corner from Hotel Yan Singapore. At the Hawker center called “Broadway Food Center”. And this is what we had for breakfast.
Well what are our thought about TransferWise. What do we think about this borderless account? What does it even mean “borderless account”? Okay stop what is TransferWise ? Ha, well let’s start with that.
The day of departure
Time to check out from Hotel Yan Singapore. Then on to SMRT Lavender station, to take the LRT to Changi Airport Singapore. Maybe get a small bite, so called breakfast at #ChangiAirport.
What an amazing five days we had. First time Singapore. Wow. Want to know our thoughts about Singapore? Well continue to read on.
So our thought on our first time visiting and exploring Singapore; Okay this was al in 2017, so keep that in mind.
Final day of the first time ever in Singapore
Welcome to day 5, the day before departure.
Okay so today we do nothing, except eat. Yes we will eat today, and besides eating we will do nothing. Just a slow day. A recovery day. A day to reflect how our exploring has gone so far. #ExploringSingapore that is.
Welcome to our world of TIAWOT.
We want to share with you how we see our world; with our truth, our opinion, our experience and our feelings. Keep that in mind when reading all of our stuff.
If you didn’t join our community yet, you are more than welcome to walk with us along the way.
Hello Singapore, selamat pagi world.
Wow already day 4 in Singapore.
This time we decided not to have brunch/ lunch around the corner from “Hotel Yan Singapore” at “Broadway Food Centre”. We thought we will get some coffee first, and after that we would start the search for some breakfast. Or was it lunch. Well anyway the search for food.
Okay, we know what which part of Singapore we wanted to explore. We were going to explore Chinatown Singapore. So, first things first. How do we get to #ChinatownSingapore.
After a good night sleep, it was time to explore again. Welcome to Singapore day 3, and what a lovely day it was.
Okay first things first, the hunt for a good and decent breakfast And if you have read “First Time in Singapore day 1” blog, you should know that there is a great hawker center near Hotel Yan Singapore.
Lake Symphony Water Show (night time) at Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur
Welcome to the wonderful Lake Symphony Water Show at (Esplanade) Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur. Welcome to the night performance. Where Lake Symphony will brighten up the night and your life.
As you probably read in one of our previous blogs, “Goodbye London”, we did our research and took the necessary preparation.
Like setting two budgets, one for the cost for the flight tickets and accommodations. And the other budget for doing really things we want to do, like see certain “touristic” spots in that country, but mostly food eating delicious food and drinking good beverages.
Good morning Singapore
Time for some good breakfast. Well luckily for us there was a food court around the corner from Hotel Yan Singapore called Broadway Food Centre. And you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right ? Well that is what they say… (Still asking myself who are “they”?)
Look at the time… Guess we are having breakfast and lunch at the same time, hehehe. It was almost lunch time. Well that’s what you get if you fall asleep around 1 o’clock … no wonder hehe
Hello Pudu, Hello Kuala Lumpur
Have you ever dozed off and when you woke up you would be asking yourself;
Where the jell am I ?
Or did you ever had that feeling like waking up and not knowing if this is still the real world of a parallel one. Well ?
Welcome to the biggest amusement park of the world, Singapore.
It was time for a new adventure, new location. Something fresh, somewhere exciting. Somewhere comfortable, yet unknown. Where to go, ooh where to go.
So as usual we started looking for tickets on Skyscanner. Comparing flight tickets prices from different airlines, and sites all in one place. And really we have tried others, but every time we have come back to #Skyscanner.
Yes that is the question we all have to ask ourselves. #WhoAmI?
Who, who, who (pronounce like an Owl) 🦉
Well I’m going to make a start somewhere in time, please be advice, I am not good with following a specific chronological time in writing down a story, or blogs. If you can’t follow it anymore, well take a step backwards, do a little dance or whatever makes you feel at ease, and come back to continue…. Or not. Hey sometimes I don’t get myself, but in the end everything will work out just fine.
The waiting game
In a busy life, that most of the people choose to have, we will always have to wait for something or someone. While we are waiting, notice that time is still continuing. Also everything else around you is still moving on. But in your own world it looks and feels like that time may have stopped.
It is just time that is moving forward.
Thanks for visiting our website and thanks for visiting my personal section
And this is how my story goes… Once upon a time, I was living in a golden cage … No just kidding 😉 (well, the last sentence is true thou… héhé)
Who’s that girl ?? Well, I am Maya, my pseudonym is Ayam Loetjoe.
It was a beautiful sunny day for us to just stroll around this city called #Rotterdam.
The harbor city of the Netherlands.
Love this city, not only because of the diverse people. But it’s a vibrant city, always alive and kicking. Always something to do and it feels like the lights never go out at night. But yeah sometimes it has to go out.
Fashion and London, well they do come together. They even have their own London Fashion Week every year. And one of the famous well know fashion designers is Stella McCartney;
“Born and raised in London and the English countryside, Stella McCartney graduated from Central St Martins in 1995. A signature style of sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity was immediately apparent in her first collection and after only two collections, in 1997, she was appointed the Creative Director of Chloe in Paris and enjoyed great success during her tenure.”
Okay first let’s define art, this can be literally anything. Cause art, or in this case #streetart, comes in many different forms and shapes. Some you can physically see and even touch, while other art you can only taste, smell or hear.
Well, now that you know what we mean by art we can continue about the street art in London.
Welcome to Jakarta
This was the second time coming to Jakarta. Our plane had landed in the evening, it was already dark outside. At that time we took a #BlueBird taxi to get to our hotel. Wow, what a different scene Jakarta is in the evening. It looked for me a bit grimm.
Our last day exploring London.
Yep. As we know, for every beginning, there is an end. And sadly but true, this was the last day for us in London. Unfortunately it’s time to go home, back to the reality … you know, get up early to go to work.
But before we take off, we were going to have some breakfast first on our last day here in London…
Welcome to our TIAWOT.
This is our first video, well it is more a short clip.
Bali Road trip, through the mountains.
This was one of our very first motorcycle road trip. We were just going to explore the mountains in the middle of Bali.
Day two in London is herrrrr.
Feeling good, feeling excited. What are we going to do today in London, where are we going to explore in London?
Well? Yeah, that is how it goes in my mind. I want to see as much as possible here in London, want to do as much as possible here in London, cause we only have two more days and then we are heading back to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Welcome to London baby!
First things first, preps baby.
Okay we have a budget, and we want to #enjoyLondon without worrying about money. Yes yes, we still do worry about it, but for our trips we want to think less about that and more about what shall we do next.
We are both from different parts of the world, but grew up in the same country. I was born in Bandung, Indonesia and my partner was born in Paramaribo, Surinam. For the people that don’t know where this is, it is in South-America. We both grew up in the Netherlands. And we both have a passion for searching what makes us, us. So #travelingandexploring is in our DNA. And now finally we want to share that with you too.
We are not only enjoying the #beautifulcountries that we explore, but also we are thankful that we can travel. Learn about the different (local) cultures and histories. And wow the history of a country can be mind blowing. Like our countries of origin are both connected within the history. They both have a historical connection with the Netherlands.
Also with exploring comes a great appetite. So one of the fun part of traveling is tasting the local cuisines. Wow, this is always the best part. Because food brings people together and when people are together, you can feel that you are #onebigfamily.
So where have we been and where will we go next, see it all here.
Enjoy the show and have a great day.
What do we mean with there is a world out there? Well isn’t it obvious, yes we #seetheworld out there. But that isn’t the only thing we mean with that.
So what do we also mean to say with “there is a world out there”? Well it is not only literally the world as in countries. But also for example the art world. everything you can see with your own eyes. What you can touch with your hands and/ or feet. Everything that makes one or more of your #fivesensestingle.
And don’t forget the world in our heads, in our dreams, in #ourimagination. There is even a bigger world in ourselves than out there. So indirectly in our minds, there is a (another) world in there.
We want to share our view of how we see this world, the real world and our thoughts of this real world with you, We want to share on how to keep a healthy but crazy, in a positive way, balance with your mind, body and soul.
So before we can help one another or inspire other people like you. We need to take care of ourselves first. Whether it’s a skincare routine, using what nature has to offer. Or meditate, not only the body needs rest. But the mind needs it even more. When the mind is relaxed, the mind will help us to become aware of everything we do & on how to keep it in balance.
So enjoy the ride, cause it will get bumpy sometimes.
Have an awesome day
You need tasty and delicious food, if you want to inspire & help people, right?
In the end of the day you will need food. It doesn’t matter what kind of food. Well it has to be tasty and delicious. And sometimes beautiful. As Andrew Zimmern once said:
“If it looks good, eat it!”
Food is our fuel. Fuel for the mind #bodyandspirit. If the food is good, it will gives us a satisfying feeling. Also it will give us energy we need to do something. Like using your head in more than one way.
So, yeah, we want to share with you our food thoughts. Our #foodexperience. And how we like to experiment with food. Also we want to encourage you to try something different. Something that doesn’t look tasty at all, but it is #damntasty when you eat it.
And this is the page where you will find everything about… well tasty, delicious food.
Respect your food. And thank our nature for the good and tasty food she provides us every day. Cause there is no such thing as bad food; ugly food, yes. But bad food never. Only sometimes some chefs don’t prepare the food in a correct way.
Enjoy and have a great day.