our BALI TRAVEL TIPS
Getting to Bali
Customs and Etiquette
These tips are quite basic and easy to follow and will make a huge difference to your first experience of Bali.
Everybody has their favourite places to shop here is a list of the ones that we love
Places we highly recommend:
Taxi: I know i may sound like a broken record and have mentioned Blue bird heaps of times but they are the best!, I suggest that you down load their App (my bluebird) prior to arrival it was a life saver for me. You can book a taxi and cancel it at any time without having to add you location which is great if you have no idea where you are. They only take a few minutes to come and get you. It also give you an estimated price.
Money exchange: if you need to change money ensure you do it at a proper exchange place. The smaller ones that are hidden within other shops are not always 100% trust worthy. There is one at the corner of Poppies lane 1 that is fantastic. Just ensure that you recount your money before leaving any exchange place.
Did you buy too many clothes? I always do, I used to just go and get another suitcase except this time I discovered a fabulous company called 'We suck Bali' who will come to your hotel room with vacuum bags and for only $6.50 AUD (65,000IDR) each bag. It was the best $6.50 I have ever spent. You can contact him
via his Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/wesuckbali/ )
Washing service: For just $3 a kilo Nikki spa & laundry will come and collect your washing in the morning and return it at night contact her via her face book page ( https://www.facebook.com/nikki.spa.laundry/ )
Tattoo: There is a fantastic parlor called Leon's Holiday ink in Legian they are fantastic, Clean and reasonably priced. Address: JL Benasari No.22 Kuta, kebupaten Badung,
There are a few discount supermarkets that locals buy their goods that they sell on the streets that are pretty cheap here are a couple that I went to: Krishna, Bagus, batahari, nurmala, Gelael, Batubalan.
Other bits and bobs:
Also on a quick note don't bother taking any drinks to the airport, as soon as you arrive it gets confiscated then once you are in the main food area you can purchase a drink but ensure that you drink it because prior to sitting at your gate there is another security check and drinks will be confiscated then again.
Flights: If you are flying Jetstar please note that some of the aircraft do not accept cash you can only purchase using a credit or debit card.
Do not leave Australia without at least 2 bottles of sunscreen and 2 bottles of insect repellent if you buy it in Bali it will set you back around $25AUD each, I learnt the hard way the first time.
Don't be scared to barter, they always say the first price quite high because they are expecting you to barter. My trick is to tell them a price a few dollars under what you want to spend eventually you should get it for what you really want to spend, if they don't budge don't be afraid to walk away you will find the exact same thing elsewhere.
Ensure that the day you arrive in Bali your passport is still valid for at least 6 months or you will be rejected entry. For example if you arrive on January 1st your passport must be valid until 1st of July.