Quick Fixes For A Short Visit To Bali, Indonesia

8th May 2014
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Batur Volcano
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The delicacy "Babi Guling"
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Kudeta Restaurant
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View From Tanah Lot
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Kuta Beach
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Tegallalang rice fields

Sand? Check!

Sun? Check!

Bali being, probably, Indonesia’s most famous destination offers both and more! With a rich cultural and religious heritage, delicious food and warm, friendly people, it’s one holiday destination everyone should have on their list.There are tons of hotels and B&B’s in Bali that would definitely fit anyone’s budget and requirements. As for my case, I stayed at the Pullman Hotel in Legian. It’s just opposite the long stretch of Kuta Beach which makes it a nice base in Bali. Pullman Bali Legian has a really nice rooftop infinity pool where you can just chill and relax while watching the sunset.

Since majority of the population are Hindu, pork is very much available in the entire island. There are a lot of western restaurants as well including Hard Rock Cafe, Starbucks, Mcdonalds and KFC.If you’re looking for a nice brunch place serving both local and international dishes with superb pastries - Bali Bakery.

Pretty much like the rest of Indonesia, the motorbike is a popular form of transportation in Bali. It’s also very practical to rent a motorbike per day, its a faster mode of transport compared to cabs as the traffic situation in Bali can hold you for some time.

GET A MASSAGE! Spas and massage places are everywhere in bali. Streetside parlours offer cheap foot and whole body massages while five-star and luxury spas come with a heavier price tag.

Tourists looking for native handicrafts and wood furniture would fall in love with all that Bali has to offer. There are specific areas that specialise in wood statues, silvercraft, egg painting and many more. So, just check with your tour coordinator on where to find the best bargains in town.

Bali is more than just being a beach and surfing destination, the whole island is packed with tons of activities from water sports to temple visits. If you want to take a tour of the island, it is advisable to hire a driver than get a cab – cheaper and more flexible.

There are quite a number of temples you can visit. Some of them would require you to put on a sari before entering the premises. Some would also have donation boxes at the entrance, while some would require an entrance fee which usually costs around Rp 10,000. The architecture of these temples are really interesting and each temple has a different story and represent a different element. Witness a commanding view of the Indian Ocean in Tanah Lot.

Photo of Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia by Pao

One of the most popular rice field in Bali is the Tegallalang Rice Terraces, located just 15-20 minutes from Ubud. Built by the Balinese people using minimal machinery, it was engineered in such a way that the fields would be hydrated all year by the water from the top of the mountain.

Photo of Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia by Pao

Nestled in the scenic Lake Batur is the Batur Volcano – one of Bali’s active volcanoes. You can either have lunch and have a nice view of the mountain or choose to have a hike at a pathway on the volcano.

Photo of Mount Batur, South Batur, Bali, Indonesia by Pao

A trip to Bali wouldn’t be complete without surfing the waves of the vibrant Kuta Beach. The whole stretch of the beach is separated from the main road with a long wall and traditional gates.

Photo of Kuta, Bali, Indonesia by Pao

Perhaps, the most popular Balinese dish you could find while in Bali. Babi Guling or suckling pig is cooked with many spices and leaves inside the young pig’s stomach and roasted until the skin turns brown and crisp. Delicious! The most famous shop that serves babi guling would be Ibu Oka in Ubud, Bali

Photo of Ibu Oka, Ubud, Indonesia by Pao

Relax, chill, drink! Kudeta is your best bet to wine and dine while watching the sunset in Seminyak, Bali. With its wide array of local and international dishes and an extensive beverage list, you’ll fall in love with this place.

Photo of Kudeta Restaurant, Legian, Bali, Indonesia by Pao

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