Lulu Escapes meets Swiss Bali babe: Nadine (aka Blonde Seashell)


Nadine moved to Bali two years ago and has since been sharing all her best tips and recommendations on her blog Blonde Seashell. I have been following her beautiful moments in Bali since I started my blog and finally had the pleasure to meet Nadine when I was in Bali this year. She is a lovely, kind, fun and free spirit girl who loves the island life and is also an ambitious woman who runs her own online business. 

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Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

How long have you been living in Bali for? Will you stay there much longer?

I am in Bali since 2.5 years and I still love it. However, I start to miss Europe – simple things like cheese haha and (that goes without saying) my friends and family. I don’t know what the future holds but I do know I don’t want to spend winter somewhere in the cold. Something always draws me back to Bali and I think this place will always hold a special place in my heart.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

Do you find that living abroad changes you as a person? Do you find it challenging?

Yes, definitely it changes you. I’ve grown as a person and I’ve learned so much more about life and what matters. I do find it challenging but I was always a person who was seeking the adventure and when I was living in Switzerland I felt stuck and bored so I think I need a challenge in my life.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

Can you share with us your favourite places to eat in Bali?

This literally changes every week because I feel like every week a new café is opening. I love Peloton Supershop, MOTION Café, Green Ginger Noodle House in Canggu and Coffee Cartel in Seminyak– these are my go-to cafes when I don’t know where to go I pick one of these.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

I know it's a hard question but what's your favourite destination in the world?

Uff I think it would be weird now if I wouldn’t say Bali haha. But apart from that I’ve always loved going to the USA especially California. I’ve actually also always wanted to live there.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

Have you ever travelled solo? If so, what would be your main advice to someone taking to travel solo?

I have yes. In my opinion, you really have to ask yourself do I like being alone and on an adventure or do I like having someone around me to share all those beautiful memories. If you are not sure I suggest going on a small group tour.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

In addition to your travel blog, what other online work do you do?

I work as a social media strategist and manager. My main work is coaching entrepreneurs and business owners how to do their social media and if they don’t have the time to it themselves I do the social media for them. The main platforms are Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest but I also have clients that want me to do their Twitter and Linkedin.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

What would be your 3 mains tips for someone to grow on social media, especially Instagram?

I think the most important thing is to be consistent. If you really want to grow your following I suggest posting on a daily basis. Then the next thing is to have good content and a visual branding. Your account @luluescapes is a perfect example of a great visual branding. All the pictures are edited the same way and in the same colour scheme. People often underestimate that but you only have 2 sec. to convince someone to follow you that’s why your feed has to look amazing! Last thing: be active. If you want to grow your account on Instagram you need to like and comment on other peoples pictures in order to get that love back.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

Have you had any bad experiences whilst travelling? If so, what did you learn from it?

Well, I guess the one bad experience that stays in my mind is when I had dengue fever. I was always worried about getting it and when I had it was actually even worse than I thought. I always thought I was a grateful person but when I was in that hospital bed I realized that I wasn’t. I took for granted that I had a healthy body and was living a great life. This experience taught me to be more humble and grateful every single day!

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be?

Maldives or Fiji - I am just an island girl and I want to see so many more tropical islands!

How do you see your blog and business grow in the next few years?

My travel blog is more of a hobby because I like to share my love for Bali. My social media business is my “real” job and it has been growing so fast which is great so overtime I hope I can hire people full-time and help even more clients with their social media.

Nadine Rohner - Blonde Seashell

↠ You can connect with Nadine on FacebookInstagram, Twitter and Pinterest to get all her amazing Bali tips. 

C xx

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