Bali Travel Tips & Advice

Dec 17th, 2007, in IM Posts, Opinion, Travel, by

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  1. avatar timdog says:
    July 12th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    That’s it Dewa! Thank you!

  2. avatar Shloka says:
    July 12th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    What a coincidence!
    My aunt’s (father’s youngest sister) name also happens to be Mahendradatta. She’s a gynaecologist and still lives in Bangladesh.Her husband’s name is Uday, which is similar to Udayan and means the same. So the Bangladeshi Hindus have some similarity with the Balinese Hindus after all, at least in names.

    Their son isn’t called Airlangga however(never heard of that name) and they’re very happily married.

  3. avatar kotagede says:
    July 17th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Bali is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. It is a place where, despite the influx of thousands of tourists every year, the culture and the people haven’t changed.
    And the most important is I love so much this beutiful island… :)

  4. avatar Trisha Sertori says:
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    This one for klinch – awful awful little man aren’t you. As to the hawkers stuff – I live here (in Bali) and never get hassled – not even on Kuta beach. A polite but definate tidak mau, maaf or similar and a smile guarantee a stress free, hawker free rest on the beach. I think the writer who points out these are just people trying to make enough in a day to eat is absolutely correct. Treat these people as equal humans, with respect and honesty and you won’t have a problem. What I have found is that the word soon goes around around and instead of making difficulties you make friends who let everyone else know you are not buying, chilling only – frankly if I spoke to someone and they did not recognise my existence I would get pretty pushy too – imagine that moment by moment – day in day out. Thick skins grow, cheers T

  5. avatar GoJo says:
    May 11th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Trisha,

    Very Humble view point. You find them everywhere. A simple wave or maaf is sufficient. I am going to be in Bali in 2 days. Cant wait.

    Important points are noted.

    Thanks.

    G

  6. avatar Kay says:
    October 20th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Sorry for your loss.But its just the people why it happens,one tends to be extra carefree at vacations,and thus this happens,I personally feel its unavoidable unless one takes care.

  7. avatar andre says:
    November 4th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    We went on a honeymoon trip to Bali, we stay in nusa dua. When we booked tour, I was taken aback by the very low price of the hotel, and I was afraid that he would disappoint me, but no, the hotel was amazing … very cozy, clean, spacious rooms .. beautiful garden with pond, and in it are teeming with “mad” fish, near which were stopped by the tourists to feed them with bread, a green area, and I would not call it a small, all matches hotel.. The people at the pool is not so much, and I will refute the rumors that have to get up at 7 am, to take a lounger on the beach, free lager can be found at any time. Guide services world without limite, we have not used, because had time to get acquainted with a woman who gave us the contacts of the local English speaking driver, he told me many interesting things, very cheerful, a wonderful man and a tour takes twice as cheaper.he give us various gifts and tell details, where to go, where good and reasonable prices. In general, Bali is very beautiful and exotic place, there are very friendly people! entertainment very much, enough for all, both for youth and adults. We are pleased to be back there and I advise everyone to go there to fly … it’s unforgettable!

  8. avatar belimade says:
    September 2nd, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Firstly i want to apologize about my next words, because i am not too well in English, but i want to say something here.

    Thank you for this great post, i feel a little bit knocked after reading this article, currently i building some site for my friend, a traveling site. All of my idea has gone after reading this but thank-god now i know.
    I am working at the airpot ngurah rai and those kind of people are everywhere, pushy people i mean.

    But there is something i don’t like in this post:

    “# Be prepared to pay for everything that bears the title “holy”. While it is true that temples need money for upkeeping, monkey forests don’t.
    # If a Balinese tries to cajole you into buying real estate (and believe me, they will), put plugs in your ears, run away or punch him in the nose because every deal ends up in making him rich and you having bought only a piece of paper.
    # When doing business bear in mind that many Balinese have been spoilt by easy tourist dollars and sometimes lack any sense of proportion when making offers. Javanese and other Indonesians usually take on a more realistic approach.”

    I don’t know why, but i just don’t like the words.
    Thankyou

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