Week 8 at Jamu Spa School | Exam day and visiting Denpasar

Week 8 at Jamu Spa School | Exam day and visiting Denpasar

WOOH, I’M DONE!!! Exam day turned out to be less stressful than I expected and it went mostly smoothly. I was just expected to have a little discussion with the examiner afterward but she left as quickly as she arrived. Ros and Ketut said I did well though and they’re confident I passed. Just gotta wait … Read More

Week 7 at Jamu Spa School |Yet another graduation

Week 7 at Jamu Spa School |Yet another graduation

Gah week 7!!!! That means only one week left of my course and I can’t wait to finish. I’m so done with studying and attending morning teas and graduations and meeting new students. 2 months isn’t even that long but I’m over Bali. My final two weeks is dedicated solely to massage practice for my … Read More

Herbal porridge (Kola Kenda)

Herbal porridge (Kola Kenda)

So this has nothing to do with spa school, massage therapy, Indonesia, or even Bali. But I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time lately reading up about essential oils and other health-related articles. It got me thinking back to when I discovered this herbal porridge in Sri Lanka and loved it! It was great for … Read More

Day 10 – Finally reaching Ella

Day 10 – Finally reaching Ella

Ella was the last place I aimed to visit while in the hill country and it encompassed the second segment of the popular train ride between Kandy and Ella. When I got to Nanu-Oya station the other day I purchased a 1st class reserved ticket to make sure I got a seat but this cost 1000 rupees as opposed to just getting a 2nd or 3rd class on the day for less than 150 odd rupees. But after chatting to a few other travellers I

Day 4 – Waking up to hoppers | My day trip to the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa

Day 4 – Waking up to hoppers | My day trip to the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa

  Boy it was beautiful to wake up to sound of wings flapping, crickets chirping, birds singing, and breathing in the fresh morning dew. I stretched out like a starfish in my oh-so-comfy double bed and lifted the mosquito net to turn on the fan. My pillows felt like clouds but my favourite part of … Read More

Vegetarians would love Germany

One of the greatest things I didn’t expect about Germany was how easy it is to live here as a Vegetarian. Almost every supermarket, restaurant or food outlet I’ve been to catered for vegetarians. I mean I know you could be vegetarian in Australia too but the array of options here are way greater! Rewe (a supermaket chain like Woolworths or Coles) for example have so many products that are gluten-free, meat-free, lactose-free and even sugar-free. Most restaurants also have a dedicated menu for those on a vegetarian diet. The coolest finds in Mannehim is the vegetarian buffet(Hellers) near the train station and a supermarket called Bio für alle which is what I’d like to rave on about for a little!

Leeeeeberwurst

Leeeeeberwurst

Boy I am really enjoying this leberwurst on toast (woops, sorry forgot to capitalise that noun, Leberwurst). We call it Paté back home and I don’t think I’ve had it since Mum stopped buying it from the asian groceries. But it was always my go-to spread. According to Wiki: The word liverwurst is an anglicisation of German Leberwurst, … Read More