Bali is a fantastic island that in spite of being in the searchlight of mass tourism through many decades, still is in the possession of its Hindu culture with grand ceremonies and temples. If you search properly, you can still find your own secret beach to explore! If you want to really connect with Bali and its local people, you should spend at least 2-3 weeks here.
Bali is a fantastic island that, in spite of being in the searchlight of mass tourism through many decades, still is in possession of its Hindu culture with grand ceremonies and temples. If you search properly, you can still find your own secret beach to explore! If you want to really connect with Bali and its local people, you should spend at least 2-3 weeks here. And if you're up for action - join the surf camp on Bali.
If you choose to only stay in the capital Kuta, you will probably not find much else than what a typical tourist-metropolis can offer you. The smooth beach is surrounded by cafes, bars, restaurants, shopping opportunities and plenty of invasive salespeople that are trying to push all sorts of stuff on you. But outside of this tourist magnet hides great experiences: Volcanoes, hidden beaches, fantastic Hindu temples, cozy villages and last but not least the welcoming and open inhabitants. Bali is actually the only Hindu place in Indonesia, something that culturally puts it apart from the rest of the region.
It is very easy to get transport in Bali. If you want to travel around the island you should hire a driver for the day. This costs somewhere between 30-34 € and he will drive you whereever you wish to go, tell you about the sights, wait for you if you want a rest or experience something special, and in the end, safely get you back home. You can either ask your hotel to arrange transport for you, or simply ask the local drivers personally. They are just about everywhere, so they are easy to spot.
Bali is surrounded by great beaches in all sizes;
Ubud is a cultural spot that offers a series of galleries and templedance every afternoon. Here you can also experience "the Monkey forest!, with exotic trees and plenty of monkeys!
Don’t miss out on the local dishes:
And don’t forget to enjoy the food with the local beer Bintang.
Bali has all types of accommodation, from the luxury Le Meridien to all kinds of budget hostels.
Bali is well known for its wooden sculptures, fabric, clothes and gold- and silver jewelry. Each village has its own speciality.
If you want to spend more time in Indonesia, we recommend you to visit the Lombok and Gili Islands. This is done by boat, and once you get there you are literally on your own feet. Gili Islands don`t have any cars, so you can either walk, bicycle or if you are lucky you can catch a horse carriage.
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