If you are wanting to get the perfect tropical swing photo then Bali is the place to be
Nestled in the ubud jungle right above the rapids is the famous bali swings that have been posted by a lot of bloggers and influencers.
They go by the name of Aling Aling waterfalls and they are about a 3 hour drive out of main bali (Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Canggu)
To get there you’ll need to hire a driver for the day, this should cost you around 800,000 – 1,000,000 Rupiah ($80-$100) which is best to organise the day before as you’ll want to leave early to get there for the best part of the day!
Once you get there you’ll be offered 3 types of waterfall trek options; short, medium or long! I always go for the medium as it includes the blue lagoon and that’s possibly my favourite part of the whole trip! It will cost you 250,000pp ($25) and will get you a guide to take you to the waterfalls
The first stop is the blue lagoon which as I said is my favourite, it’s absolutely beautiful and you can swim to the back, Climb up the rock into the pool behind, and jump of a small rock into the back lagoon!
Hot air balloon breakfast on the rooftop of Sultan Hotel
So I have been travelling on and off for a good 6 years now. I have visited 22 countries and many many more cities, but there is nothing quite like last city I visited on my most recent 6 month trip.
There are no words to describe how fast and hard I fell in love with Cappadocia. It was the most magical city I have ever visited and I think it is one of those places that needs to me experienced to be believed. I have been travelling Europe for 4 years now and I can honestly say I would go back to Europe purely to visit this city.
Marinated turkey breast with crispy roasted potatoes and zucchinis with a fresh summer salad
So for 4 years now I have spent about a quarter of the year working as a hostess/boat chef on boats all around the world! This is on a boat for around 10 people and I am the only person on the boat doing ALL the shopping, preparing, cooking AND cleaning! (Yuck)
I absolutely love cooking which is why I’ve been doing it for so long, and love the chance to share my meals and watch as people enjoy them!
SO I thought I’d make this post to share some pictures of the different foods I have made this year 🙂 I have also made a little video of a compilation of the food I made in 1 week when I was one an incredible boat (lagoon 450 catamaran) so you can see the amount of food I have to make in just 1 week. I have done over 45 of these weeks!!
P.s. Cooking in a tiny little boat kitchen on the types of boats I do is ALOT different to cooking in a nice big kitchen. I often have 1 pan. 1 knife. No spatula. And an oven that operates with a tiny little flame. It’s not the best but we boat chefs make do and become the absolute BEST multi Tasker’s. 😈😈
During my travels in bali I was very lucky to be introduced to an incredible bunch of people from the States, and 6 months later I somehow found myself on their turf surrounded by some of the sickest people I have ever met, and god did they show us a good time. Starting with Coachella.
Something I didn’t know about coachella was that the pre parties and after parties throughout the weekend are almost better then the festival itself, and I would have happily stayed at them all day everyday instead of making the time consuming trek in and out of the festival each day.
The one party we found ourself at each and every day day was the Hawkers party, hosted by the legend Alex Hawker, and lucky for me, was partially organised by one of the legends I met in Bali Nathan Groff. He introduce us to the people who we ended up staying with and spent the entire week with. This party was by far the the craziest party I have ever attended, with artists such as the Amigos, DJ Carnage, Post Malone, and Tyga performing.
If you’d told me a month ago that id be in Cancun Mexico two weeks later, wearing sombreros and drinking margaritas whilest jetting along some of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen by boat, I would have laughed in your face. Because even to me that sounds crazy.
However once again my life took and unexpected turn and I ended up half way across the world holidaying with some incredible friends who I hadn’t seen in years.
It was both a sadness and a miracle that I ended up in Rhodes, a result of my original trip to turkey being canceled due to the danger in the country at the time.
At first I was very dissapointed that I wouldn’t be able to go to Turkey, having dreamt of the beautiful coastline I had only seen in pictures and the hot air balloon rides I was itching to take
However after coming to terms with the fact I wouldn’t be visiting turkey, I was actually very excited to see a side of Greece that I had never seen, and a side rarely visited by tourists!
After spending a week in Bosnia I caught my flight out where I was to begin my first and only charter of the islands surroundings Rhodes. And let me just say it was possibly the most beautiful and picturesque set of islands I have ever seen.
I traveled with 3 girls and 3 boys, skippers and hostesses/boat chefs from my company that like me, had a week off. We arrived in the night, after an 8 hour bus ride that we had originally thought would be 4, and at first I was a bit sceptical that we had made the right decision. It was cold, like jumper worthy cold (which after 3 months in Europe of 30 degree days was a huge shock to the system in the minimal clothing we had) and our Airbnb was in the middle of nowhere!!
Anyone who knows me know how much I love my food. I love eating food, I love discovering new foods, I love creating food, and I love cooking food for others.
However If someone had asked me in high school whether I saw myself cooking on boats all around the world for hundreds of people each year, I would have laughed in their faces. Not because I didn’t think it was an amazing career, but because I didn’t think I was capable of such a job. Turns out I was wrong.
It all begun when I returned home from my travels after modelling contract in Thailand, and realised that although I loved modelling, I wasn’t interested in spending another 6 months in taxis and going to castings every day, which meant I needed to find a new job to chase the sun around the world.
I had looked into a few things (working in Disney land and dancing on a cruise ship being two options that crossed my mind) when an amazing company was brought to my attention that I knew I needed to be apart of.
Welcome, The Yacht Week.
My first international job I scored was at the age of 18, when my life in Sydney was a chaotic mess. I had zero stability, constantly moving around Sydney and sticking strong to the notion that I did NOT want a regular 9-5 job. Ever. So was doing a lot of different jobs in modelling and events to earn a living. In the previous years I’d slowly inched my way into the world of modelling, so I made that the driving point to finding my first international job.
The idea to start modelling began when I was on set as an extra shooting for Home and Away (a very common job for young people where I grew up, as the show is shot locally) when I over heard another extra talking about a hair modelling job she had just done, and how amazing and easy the job was.
Me, at this time, had long thick healthy hair, and with the industrious attitude I seem to have acquired early I set out to use it to my advantage.
I went home and literally googled ‘hair modelling jobs’ where I found an online casting site, and started emailing some potential hair salons and hair dressers to debut my modelling career as a hair model. And would you have, I nailed my first casting and booked my first job hair modelling for the worlds best hostility from Russia, Georgy Kot. Photos from this event were featured in Vogue, and other media outlets, so gave me a little budge into the competitive world that is modelling.