PlanetRovers – Bali

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Selamat from BaliUpdated February 2nd, 2001 The frenzy of activity that greeted us as we exited the customs area of the airport in Bali was all too reminiscent of our experience in Tonga. There was madness everywhere – people, people, people swarming about. No sign of tourist information. No sign of local transport. No sign […]

Bali and Beyond

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It was a vacation born of perfect convergence: a b

Bali Travel Guide – Things to Do

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Things to Do Blackie’s seafood restaurant Whilst at Jimbiran Bay if you like fresh seafood you must go to a restaurant on the beach (actually on the sand). There are about 40+ on the beach but then best one is the Intan Café. The owner is a Balinese nicknamed BLACKIE (actually on his business card), […]

Bali Travel Guide – The People

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The People Basically they are lovely people and you will enjoy the experience. It is worth noting however that it is a very poor country and the people chase every dollar. In January ’99 we saw, for the first time, beggars on the streets (mainly at night). We are advised NOT to give to them, […]

Bali Travel Guide – Shopping

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Shopping There are three main shopping situations/locations: Street Hawkers I mentioned these watch sellers, perfume sellers before and the main thing to remember is that they are the only people that will hassle you. If you remain cool, however, you may actually enjoy the experience. They will always ask at least 2½ times more than […]

Bali Travel Guide – Health and Money Exchange

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Health We have spent over 50 days in Bali now over the past three years and have not been sick once. Several years ago the expression “Bali Belly” had more meaning, as the eating-places had not caught up with basic hygiene good practices. The basic rules are these: – Do not drink local tap water. […]

Bali Travel Guide – Arrival

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Arrival When you arrive at Denpasar and move through Immigration you then grab your luggage and will immediately experience the friendly people of Bali. Two or three Balinese porters will grab your luggage and your first thought will be that they are going to steal it! In fact, they are there to ‘help’ you get […]

Bali, Indonesia – May 1999

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Bali adventures begin and end in the country…far away from Kuta, Denpasar and the cities. A glorious month of living and traveling on the little island of Bali proved our instincts were correct in staying away from the crowds. Denpasar sports a major airport; great to get in and out of the country. But that’s […]