Monthly Travel Journal – June 2019

June was a challenging and exciting month. I traveled a bit but I also worked a LOT. Apart from traveling to two awesome destinations, I also have some pretty exciting news about this blog.

Couple at Blue Lagoon, Nusa Ceningan

Blue Lagoon, Nusa Ceningan

1. Travel

Nusa Lembogan & Nusa Ceningan

June found us in Bali. We’ve stayed quite a lot in Bali during the past year but we felt like we didn’t explore it enough. Therefore, we decided to visit Nusa Lembogan and Nusa Ceningan for a few days.

We took the fast boat from Sanur on very bad weather. Since there are no boarding docks in Bali, we almost fell into the water when trying to get on the boat due to huge waves. It was quite nerve-wracking, mostly because we had all our gear with us and Dan already fell into the water with his camera in the Philippines.

boat at Nusa Lembogan

The weather on Nusa Lembogan was totally different!

Luckily, we managed to get on the boat safely and in less than an hour, we arrived on Nusa Lembogan. We checked the maps, to see how far our accommodation was and we were pleased to see that our guesthouse was just 2 kilometers away from the port.

We decided to walk but just when we were getting close, the road was completely blocked and taking another route meant walking another 5 kilometers. It was a hot day, we had no water, and we were already tired so we decided to go back to the main road and hitchhike.

In the end, we ended up paying a lot more for the ride but at least we got to our beautiful guesthouse with an amazing infinity pool watching over the island. Since the clock was only 2 pm, we decided to rent a motorbike and start exploring the island.

We passed the famous Yellow Bridge and headed to the Sand Beach Bar on Nusa Ceningan to eat something. It’s pretty fascinating to see how, when the tide is low, the two islands become one. You can easily walk from Nusa Ceningan to Nusa Lembogan.

Low tide Nusa Ceningan

Nusa Ceningan low tide

When the tide is high, the water between the two islands is over one meter deep and perfect for swimming. Nature is truly incredible.

For the next few days, we dedicated our time to exploring both islands and we’ve discovered some incredible places. My favorites are the Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan and Devil’s Tear on Nusa Lembogan but there are so many other places worth exploring.

Blue Lagoon view

Blue Lagoon

Sunset at Devils Tears - natural pools

Sunset at Devil’s Tears

On Nusa Ceningan we’ve been to the beautiful Secret Beach where you can swim in an incredible infinity pool facing Nusa Penida.  We’ve also been to the famous jumping spot – Mahana Point. There are two jumping platforms but jumping from such a high altitude into the water was too much for me.

Secret Beach infinity pool, Nusa Ceningan

Secret Beach

Our favorite place on Nusa Ceningan was the Sea Breeze bar & restaurant. It has tasty and affordable food, an amazing view, a beautiful pool, and great music. We came here every day to eat something and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Sea Breeze Restaurant, Nusa Ceningan

Sea Breeze Restaurant, Nusa Ceningan

Now let’s talk about Nusa Lembogan. Nusa Lembogan is full of beautiful beaches. Dream Beach, Sandy Bay Beach and Mushroom Beach are just a few of them. 

Dream Beach Nusa Lembogan view

Dream Beach, Nusa Lembogan

Do you remember the Romanian couple we met last month in Bali? We accidentally met on Nusa Lembogan. How small is this world?

That’s it about our trip to these two beautiful islands. For me, most of the time, travel equals work (take tons of photos, prepare content for the blog, document everything) but our trip to Nusa Lembogan and Nusa Ceningan felt like a true vacation and a breath of fresh air.

Back to Bali

After this short vacation, we came back to Bali and Milo (the dog from our villa). We went to the beach a few times to watch the sunset but most of our time was spent working on this blog.

Our Bali visa was valid only for two months and since it was about to expire, we decided to take a trip to Kuala Lumpur for a few days. 

Kuala Lumpur 

We booked three nights at an incredible hotel with the most amazing infinity pool in Kuala Lumpur. You can’t get a better view than this one.

Infinity pool Kuala Lumpur

Our plan for Kuala Lumpur was to go to an electronics mall to buy a professional tripod and a drone battery, and explore a bit more of the city. This was our third time in Kuala Lumpur and there was one place that I really wanted to visit – Thean Hou Temple.

This temple is a dream! I’ve seen my fair share of temples but Thean Hou is definitely in my top three. With countless red lanterns and an incredible architecture, Thean Hou should definitely be on your itinerary if you ever decide to visit Kuala Lumpur!

Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur

Thean Hou Temple

When we last visited this beautiful city and the famous Batu Caves we were a bit disappointed because the temple was in renovation. Just a few weeks after we visited it, the new Batu Caves with colorful stairs was opened to the public. We had to visit it one more time and see this temple’s new design.

Colorful Stairs at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Girl at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

I was impressed by Batu Cave’s beauty. We arrived there early in the morning and it was already full of tourists but nothing could change the fact that this temple is truly impressive. 

In these two days in Kuala Lumpur we saw a different perspective of this city and I loved it!

Travel plans

For the moment we’re back in Bali, working on the blog. We don’t have any plans yet apart from exploring more of Bali. Make sure to follow my Instagram to keep up with my travels!

2. Blog

This blog is growing incredibly fast and I am so happy that my hard work finally pays off. Daily Travel Pill now has 100,000 monthly page views which is absolutely crazy! Most of my traffic (60%) comes from Google, which is pretty incredible.

Learning SEO and making sure to answer users’ questions seems to be the right path to growth. If you’re thinking about starting a blog, do it! It’s never too late. Make sure to write useful content and have a bit of patience. You’ll be surprised by the results!

Here are the blog posts I’ve written in June:

I have some other exciting news too! After traveling for one a half years around Asia and promoting all its incredible destinations, I’ve decided that it’s time to promote my home country too.

YES, I’m crazy and I’ve started a new blog! Romanian Traveller aims to be the online corner where you’ll find all the information you need when travelling to beautiful Romania. Make sure to check it out and let me know what you think!

Starting a new blog doesn’t mean that I’ll give up on this one. My main focus will always be Daily Travel Pill!

 

Thanks for reading my journal and see you next month!

May the travel bug bite you!

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