ABOUT GU GUIDE

A goals-worthy squad of Gu girls tripping around Canggu, Bali, frozen margarita in one hand, iPhone in the other, snapping our daily Gu adventures.

When we're not busily rove reporting about cars tipped off the Canggu shortcut, we are enjoying gold leaf facials at Goldust, testing just how cold the Bintangs are at Old Man's or having ATM wars with one very aggressive white goose.. and so is life in the Gu!

New to Canggu? Let us help you find the cushiest villa, locate a dreamy sunset spot, or where to grab a new Gu wardrobe to fit in with the hip crowd at Crate. We got you.

Call Canggu your home? Luckyyyy!
Stay tuned to our Facebook & Instagram feeds to keep up with all our best local tips, or discover new businesses with us using the CANGGU GUIDE section of our website.

Check out our EVENTS page for every opening party, market day, workshop, ladies night or new new menu launch.. we've got it all for you in a handy calendar format!

Join us in keeping up with all that's NEW, HIP & HAPPENING in Canggu..

MEET THE SQUAD..

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Lani

Founder & Editor
Lani is an ex-Real Estate agent who has discovered that life does indeed exist beyond the borders of Sydney's Northern Beaches. (inside joke)

After spending a decade contorting her poor toes into squished mutant shapes, she decided she would kick off her heels in search of any job that had her walking the streets barefoot. Fast forward four years and she has her feet firmly planted on the ground in Canggu.

She now finds herself somewhat of a crazy cat lady, with tiny orphaned kittens crossing her path more often than her little heart can bare. Lani, her famous Bengal tiger-leopard-cat Malik, her bazillion fur foster babies and her Indonesian insta-husband are living happily ever after in Berawa - where she spends her AMs scooting around to live report on everything that's going down in the Gu, and her PMs sharing it all to Gu Guide - shaking kittens off her arms as she types.

This is a girl of balance.
Balancing beers with box fit classes, stress with surf sessions, margaritas with mindfulness,
cakes with kundalini yoga.. And so is life in Canggu.

It was hard work that had her earn her title as GUru of the GU - she's road-tested every pussy accupressure & steaming treatment known to Canggu, she's tasted every cocktail, she's crashed a segway riding through the rice fields.. Nothing is sacred or secret to miss Lani.

Keep up with the Cangg-ashians, with the help of this lady in the know.

Got something Guey for our GG gossip girl?
Send to [email protected] XOXO
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Nicole

Blog Contributor
Hailing from the sun kissed beaches of Western Australia and growing up a fisherman’s daughter, Nic can’t reaaaally claim to be in the Gu for a sea change. She followed her heart to Bali and resides here for love. And cocktails. But mostly love (and cocktails). 

A marine scientist by day and makeup artist by night, Nic is our go to girl for all things beauty.
You will probably spot her getting pampered in a spa somewhere throughout the Gu because, well, maintenance. If it can be plucked, waxed, dyed or painted - Nic has sacrificed herself for your looks. 

An ocean lover by profession and nature - Nic spends the rest of her time down the beach trying to learn from her boyfriend what a goofie footer is and dreaming about spearfishing some Mahi-mahi. Having owned and run her own restaurant in a past life, our girl is no slouch about keeping up to date with the very best spots to eat and drink. While healthy is her choice in public - Nic is a walking bible for all things sweet and heavenly.

Ever heard of a makeup artist who’s most prized possession are her squid jigs? Well now you have. Say hello to Nic :)
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Nadja

Blog Contributor
It was one of those epiphany-in-India moments (#cliche) in which this Dutchy envisioned herself living a life by the beach, barefoot & braless - very different to her studying-a PHD-in-Holland reality.

Fast forward five years and our resident Gu hippy girl, now seemingly a master in manifestation, is indeed barefoot & bra-less (with a top on, don't worry!), here in Bali, with a bub and her New Zealand-born baby-daddy. Done with adulting in the Netherlands, she decided to follow her heart and hasn't looked back since.

Living and loving full-time in Canggu, she's our resident hipster-at-heart; an expert on everything wellness, yin, zen and all that hippy goodness. When she's not meditating on the beach with the Gu's favourite puppy Piccolo, you'll find her Skyping with women across the globe - as a top online mindfulness coach and mentor, guiding them to live an authentic life aligned with their purpose.. how ironic ;)
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Veronika

Blog Contributor
Veronika is not only a journalist, she is also a caffeine dependent life form and a travel junkie.
Prague raised, Bali based – she has been living the life in flip-flops since 2008.

When not on her laptop forging words, she can be found playing in the ocean or practicing her headstands.
Vero’s hobbies are breaky, lunch & dinner and writing about herself in the third person.
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Joey

Blog contributor
Don't expect too much yoga and vegan raw cakes from this saucy Swede.. Joey is our dirty blonde, our good time gal, lover of a sexy cocktail in the hippest Canggu hotspots.

When she's not island-hopping with her hunky Aussie surfer boy, you'll find J designing and producing for their own clothing label (#canggustereotypes) no but really.. living that good Gu life.

She's probably been here the longest out of all the Gu girls, and so has done her research. She knows whats HOT vs what's really NOT and isn't afraid to dish all her (dirty) Joey secrets..

This babelicious insider will be taking you guys on a wild ride around Canggu, with some juicy food reviews and coverage of Canggu's best events. The Gu party girl has landed.
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Hayles

Blog contributor
Hayles is our Aussie surfer babe. You'll no doubt see her ripping it up out in the waves or cruising around the Gu with her man. This salty gal is living the dream; chasing the Aussie summer while spending at least six months a year in bali.

She has the biggest heart for surfing, and all things salt. Hayles is the biggest frother and you'll love sharing the line up with her. She LOVES it if there's another friendly chickie babe out in the water up for a giggle!

Since her first trip to Bali in 2009, she has become a Gu surfer girl, or as we like to call her our gurfer! Her chilled out attitude will have you wanting to make this lil chicka your new go to surf girl.

Hayles and her surfer babe boy (from Medewi) spends all their hours getting salty and sunkissed under the palmy shorelines.

As well as getting funky and checking in at all the hotspots, this Aussie babe has loads of local insights and surfy secrets that she is more than happy to share with you all!
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Laura & Hayley

Blog contributors
Hey – we are Laura & Hayley!

We’re best gal pals who recently coerced one another to quit our full-time corporate lives for a sea change. We’ve been in the Gu for here months and like most who make the jump here, we haven’t looked back.

Apart from being robbed, falling off a scooters in to cow poo and nursing 3 days hangovers, we finally feel like we’ve got our shit together! We’ve mastered getting across Gang Mango and the Canggu Shortcut, avoided a drop in on the Pretty Poison skate bowl, drunk and head first (can’t say we have avoided Sand Bar at 4AM – yes, we’ve seen you there too) and we’ve now got iron stomachs after a few bouts of Bali belly so we can finally eat what we’ve never dared to before.
Yes, the salty life is treating us just fine.

We came here like many others to manufacture some clothing (don’t worry, it’s not swimwear) yet we’ve been distracted by eating and drinking our way through the smorgasbord of warungs, bungkus, cafes and fine dining establishments.

You can find us helping out on the Gu Guide, bringing you our Melbourne perspective of eating, drinking, dining, shopping, sunsetting, gymming, tanning and laundrying all over Canggu .
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