This has been our 8
th visit to Bali. Previously we have spent 3 days, 5 days, 10 days and now - 2 months on this ‘island of the gods’. I like to think we have learnt a thing or two and would love to share a few of these things with you.
6 Things To Do With Kids In Bali
Waterbom Park - waterslide heaven, fun for young and old ( ) recommended: book discounted tickets online
Ubud Cycling Tour - See the sights on a downhill trek, easy work, beautiful views
Peekaboo - giant indoor playground, plus library, toys, classes
Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park - great restaurant playground & crocodiles ( ) discounted tickets
Bali Safari & Marine Park - get them to hold a tiger ( ) discounted tickets
Lollypop Playland - indoor/outdoor playground & water fun
5 Kid-Free Adult Things To Do In Bali
Bali Quad & Canyon Tubing - ADVENTURE No 1, highly recommend
Cooking class - watch, prepare and then you eat in a traditional Bali home
Shop - better without tired kids
Massage - much more relaxing when not entertaining tired kids Nightlife - eat, drink & be merry
4 Things To Remember About
Nasi Goreng = Rice
Mie Goreng = Noodles
Always drink filtered water (incl. teeth brushing & ice)
Durian = Evil
3 Things To Remember When
Bartering In Bali
Start by offering one third of the price offered to you and don’t go over more than half the original offer.
If you have had enough, walk away, the price will be given to you straight away… If not then you really know it was too cheap.
If you got a black bag it means you are a hard bargainer. If you got the stripe bag then you are dubbed easy to swindle.
2 Things To Remember At Bali Airport
Visa is US$35 per person, on arrival for Aussies. This gives you 30 days
(updated December 2016). To get out of Bali is 200,000RP approx. AUD$18 per person
(updated April 2014).
1 Thing Not To Do In Bali
Bring, distribute, take, or leave with… any type of illegal substance (drugs)! Us Australians know a thing or two about that one. Love this sign in Ubud's
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Jun 30th, 2012
How did you know about the black/stripe bag thing? That's really funny! Great post!!! Thanks for sharing :)
Jun 30th, 2012
Great read xx
Jun 16th, 2014
You have made one mistake. You should have written...
Durian = Delicious
Oct 31st, 2014
You Need to update the rate to enter indonesia is now 35 USD not 25 anymore
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