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Hi folks!! Amongst all the places I have visited, Bali remains my special favorite. One of the main reasons for this is that it is the epicenter of world class hospitality and super helpful and duper loving people. We experienced ever smiling and extremely courteous culture in the Balinese people.
Bali is a set of breathtaking islands in Indonesia with everything you require for a simply perfect holiday; beaches, adventure, sights seeing, night life, luxury, nature and a lot more.
Stay: You can divide your stay between two areas of Bali namely Seminyak and Nusa Dua. Seminyak is a busy town with lots of places to hangout and party so it is very popular with youth. On the other hand, Nusa dua is known for its peace, tranquility and beauty. It is quiet and relaxing with a stretch of luxury resorts along the beach side. So by dividing the stay you will have the best of both the worlds and a super happy experience.
Some Tips and tricks:
USD and Indonesian Rupiah is widely accepted currency However, It is better to carry Indonesian Rupiah as well else you'll be at a loss in exchange in USD.
Take a local number SIM as soon as you land in Bali as that will be very convenient in coordinating with the locals.
Take enough sunscreen as Bali experiences a tropical climate throughout the year where the temperature does not fall below 24 degrees.
Be very careful while exchanging money since the fraudsters confuse you with the amounts and two extra zeros Rupiah has got and very smartly pay you less. Hence it is recommended that you should get money exchanged only from reliable exchange counters though a little pricey.
Almost all activities other than fixed entry spots engage in good bargain. So always hassle for a good price.
Basic English is understood at all tourist points. Additional advantage is Indonesia following phonetic language.
Places Covered: Seminyak sight seeing Places to visit: Ubud village, Coffee plantation, Rice terraces, Monkey forest, Tanah lot temple.
Coffees plantation: This is an interesting experience where the caretaker of the farm explains you the process of preparation of the world's most expensive coffee (luwak coffee made by the poop of an animal. yes, u read it right!!!) You even get to taste 16 different types of coffees for free like jasmine coffee, rose coffee, coconut coffee etc. Out of them we loved cocoa coffee the most. The guide will then take you through the various plantations of the farm including fruits, vegetables, and herbs etc.
Time taken: 1 hour
Entry fees: 00
Cost of luwak coffee: $4 for a cup