We ran out of money!

Denpasar Travel Blog

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Megan trying to repack her bag and not looking so impressed while we waited 5 hrs at the airport.

We made it to Denpasar airport, not without dramas however. I should mention that yesterday I left my ATM card in the machine in the morning and only realized that evening. It would not have been such a problem if Megan had not run out of money yesterday! We messaged mum with our last remaining phone credit to get her to transfer some money into Megan’s account so we thought it would be all good.


This morning was a bit frantic. We had asked Bim, the hotel employee to organize us transport to the airport at 1:30pm. He told us he would come to the hotel today to confirm this with us – although we had no idea what time as Megan had neglected to ask him the night before (distracted by boys and bintang).

The only food/water we had for 12 hours!
Anyway at 11:30 this morning we started to worry – What if he had not organized it? We needed to leave in a few hours if we wanted to make out plane. I talked to the hotel staff and they called Bim and told him to come to the hotel along with the driver. So we had 20 minutes to pack up and for Megan to get some cash out. Unlucky for us the funds from mum had not yet gone through as it was the weekend. We also discovered that the hotel didn’t accept Visa! We had about $800,00 RP in cash on us and we needed about $1,150,000 to pay for the hotel and taxi to the airport. We discovered we had $45 Australian cash between us so we converted it giving us just enough!


We got to the airport early so we had to wait around for 5 hours before we could get on our flight. Luckily we had $100,000 left over which covered our airport departure taxes – it is doubtful whether we will have enough money left over to get from Yogya airport to our hotel! So don’t have enough spare cash to buy food and no where takes credit so all we have to eat/drink is half a litre of water and a few lemon sherbet lollies, better than nothing I guess. I am starving!

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Megan trying to repack her bag and…
Megan trying to repack her bag an…
The only food/water we had for 12 …
The only food/water we had for 12…
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