Cape Town - Local radio personality Melanie Bala's poolside photos will make you want to hop on a flight to Bali right now.
Melanie writes on Instagram: "Two years ago I planned to take a trip to Thailand for my birthday. The day before I was meant to leave, my father passed away. I was completely devastated. It's been a very difficult two years."
"Today, I spent my birthday at the Tirtha Empul Tampaksiring - a Hindu Balinese Water Temple. I made a simple offering and asked for guidance, clarity, strength, protection, peace, love and joy for today, and always," she adds.
The veteran broadcaster enjoyed sightseeing from the backseat of a Jeep, lounging poolside, and lunch on the beach.
What could sound more idyllic?
TAKE A LOOK AT THE HOLIDAY SNAPS HERE: