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Tips for travelers to Bali

To travel to this exotic country does not leave a bitter aftertaste, you should follow the recommendations given on the pages of this article…

Upon arrival at the airport

* After leaving the plane, be prepared to provide the services of voluntary (but not selfless) assistants who will take care of your Luggage. Remember that among them may be elementary thieves. But this is rather rare. Such servants “for five minutes” usually accompany you to the most expensive taxi.

• Do not use the services of “left” taxi drivers at the airport.

• There are two ways to leave the airport. Find a Blue Bird taxi (the most reliable in Bali) and check whether it has a taxi meter or pick up a car at the reception with a sign “taxi” 10 meters from the exit of the airport building. There prices are fixed and good service.

Choosing a beach

One of the beaches of Bali

There is one immutable rule: “the farther away from the airport, the quieter the beaches.”

The resorts of Kuta and Legian are mainly a haven for young tourists with all the consequences that follow from such a neighborhood.

To the North and South of Kuta, mostly couples with children and middle-aged people are vacationing.

The most peaceful beaches here are Sanur, Seminyak and the Nusa Dua road.

As for choosing a beach for surfing, in fact, any beach can become a surf platform, since there are waves everywhere, but in places where surf pros ride, it is better not to swim. You risk getting bruises and being left without a swimsuit.

About love for smaller brothers

There are a lot of monkeys in Bali

Not the fact that you are burning with love for the representatives of the local fauna in the form of monkeys, spiders and snakes.

Most of them are harmless, but you should always be prepared to meet them both mentally and physically. It is better to get rid of annoying monkeys, sacrificing them one or two bananas, and snakes are elementary not to disturb.

About the subtleties of communication

When you enter into any financial relationship with any of the locals, and when they ask you when you arrived in this wonderful country, you say that you arrived a week ago, and you are going to leave this Paradise on Earth in a week.

You will not be taken for a novice who can be stripped like a stick. And they will not accept them as leaving, for which they have bonuses and discounts in store, which they will immediately begin to impose.

Do not use just a couple of phrases on a financial topic and use them. Good phrases: “there is no Money” and “Money is not enough”. With their help, it is easy to get rid of annoying merchants, or bring down prices to a minimum.

Make friends with taxi drivers and don’t skimp on giving tips. Friendship with local taxi drivers is fraught with saving a good amount of money in your wallet and arranging individual tours.

About money

Indonesian currency (rupees)should be acquired in banks, or by withdrawing money from the card at an ATM. Do not use street exchangers. There is not a favorable rate. When exchanging, ask for small bills. Not every merchant has change from a large bill. Russian banks have Citibank representative offices.

Be prepared for cash-out and exchange fees.

About relationships with staff

Good service can be rewarded with a tip. Sometimes the invoice already has such a column, and it will be filled in. Additional tips can, in the future, earn the opportunity to better and faster service of a grateful waiter.

Porters of suitcases for services need to give 2-3 thousand rupees.

About clothes

Colorful Bali

Short clothes are not always appropriate in Bali. This is especially true for visiting local villages with Orthodox populations, and even more so for visiting local temples. Try to cover your knees, and save revealing outfits for dinners for two.

About food

Don’t drink tap water! Bali is not an exception to this common rule for all Asian countries. For greater safety, wash and brush your teeth only with bottled water.

The freshest seafood dishes are served near the villages of local fishermen, such as the village of Jimbaran.

But if you are not satisfied with the quality of the local food, you can buy it at the local supermarket and cook it yourself. If the hotel’s facilities allow it.

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