Traveling Around Bali

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Some useful tips for getting around Bali Oct 07, 2012
Bali can be a bit of a challenge to travel around for those who aren't familiar with Bali. I have learned through experience that it's very handy to come prepared! Having an idea about the most common ways to get around, what the traffic conditions are like, the safety or lack thereof on the roads etc etc... knowing about all these kinds of things and planning for it will make a huge difference to a good time traveling around Bali compared with a not so good time.

Bali can also get very hot and humid, so it's not always a good idea to ride motorbikes for longer distances for those who plan to travel long distances on hot sunny days. However for those who do plan to ride motorbikes around everywhere, it's a good idea to learn about the roads, traffic conditions, lack of road regulations and other tips before doing so.

You can find a lot more detail and pictures and so on from this site below which talks about all these kinds of things.

Traveling around Bali can be a great experience, it's just wise to do some research in my experience :)

Have fun on your adventures all!

http://www.bali-hotel-link.com/getting-around-bali.html
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Gilli May 17, 2011
I have just spend 5 Nights in Kuta-Bali and I had a good time but now i arivedat the Gilli island and wondering why I have stayed there that long... Gilli is amazing same Parties as in Kuta Bali but the Island is much more relax... and the snorkeling is awesome... and they also have full moon Parties :) I would reccomed travel around Bali because It's really nice but (uness you're into surfing) you don't really have to stay in Kuta that long.....
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Traveling Around Bali Dec 23, 2010
Getting around Bali is more expensive compared to other Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Singapore or Malaysia mainly because of the lack of metro rail transit/train or bus which is mostly for special service only so travelers need to hire a car or taxi to go around the island. It doesn’t help that tourists are always charged more than the locals. It would be best to ask the locals how much they pay and demand the same price. Be firm and patient in haggling and that includes shopping for souvenir items like bags, accessories or as simple as ref magnet.

Do visit Pura Uluwatu which is about an hour from Denpasar. It has a breathtaking view that overlooks cliffs on the southwest tip of Bukit Peninsula. Legian in the Kuta area is accessible to the beach, offers numerous cheap accommodations and teeming with bars, souvenir shops and dining options. Ubud is also a revelation—although it is famous for being the “cultural capital” of Bali, to my dismay, it has been acutely commercialized. Nevertheless, it never losses its charm especially with still intact Balinese neighborhood, one would wish they had gotten out of Denpasar or Kuta sooner so make sure to visit and stay atleast a day or two in Ubud.

For general tips, if you need to exchange your dollars or local money to Indonesian rupiah, make sure you would only go to legitimate money changers. Be very cautious in those moneychangers offering very low rates even if their signboard states, “authorized moneychangers.” These establishments usually get commission and make sure to count your money before leaving the counter. I was almost cheated when I went there last Christmas (2010) when they were giving me so much INR in 20,000 bills which can be very confusing if you have to count a lot of rupiahs but when I left I found out I wasn’t given the exact amount and short of almost INR80,000. Good thing when I went back and demanded to give back my dollars, they did. That’s their trick so never be satisfied that they count the money in front of you especially if they’re giving you small denomination.

Lastly, make sure to set aside atleast INR150,000 for terminal fee upon departing at the Ngurah Rai Denpasar airport. Despite all these, Bali is a beautiful and charming island that offers many attractions you would want to go back…
Around Legian beach area.
Outside the Ngurah Rai Airport in …
Breathtaking Pura Uluwatu...
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bhush2006 says:
A Small correction - The departure fee is IDR and not INR. Also Now the departure fee is increased to IDR 200,000. I just been there last month.
Posted on: Jul 01, 2014
rheagirl says:
Uy, featured na! Congratulations She! :D
Posted on: Mar 25, 2011
monky says:
Congrats on your featured review!
Posted on: Mar 25, 2011

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