Browse one of the best known travel magazines and you are sure to find in Bali, Indonesia, are among the top 10 destinations worldwide.
It is an exotic mix of ancient culture, majestic landscapes, the best hotels in the world and the warmth of tropical seas around the Paradise Island, it is not surprising.
Bali is located in the Indonesian archipelago only eight degrees south of the equator. The island is 90 km (55 miles) from north to south and 140 km (90 miles) from east to west, making it easy to go out for a trip anywhere in Bali and return to your hotel the night before .
Towering volcanic peaks that rise mysteriously through the clouds, the rice terraces carved into the mountain landscape of crater lakes iridescent, lush rainforest and white sand beaches bathed by warm ocean currents are only a few wonders that attract millions of visitors to this tiny island each year.
Bali Tips for first time travelers
Let's look at some valuable travel tips to help you experience the best that Bali has to offer:
1. Bali's tropical climate means that travel at any time of year is sufficient, but its best to check if the major Indonesian holidays and religious ceremonies to prevent the influx of domestic tourists.
2. Bali accommodation offers excellent value, especially if you are traveling on a budget. To get the best value for money, book in advance.
3. Getting around in Bali can be an experience, to say the least! rules of the road and no traffic can be downright dangerous. Do not assume that the traffic is stopped at a crosswalk, if you are on foot. If you drive, the best advice is to paraphrase a famous saying: ". When in Bali, the unit like Bali"
4. Most hotels and luxury villas in Bali will host a driver for you, or you can choose to rent a bike if you do not travel much.
5. As a tourist, you are required to be hassled by local driver shouting "Transport?" anywhere you go. If you want to hire a local driver to make sure he is aware of where you want to go and arrange a fixed price before the machine. The drivers are willing to barter with you, as is customary to bargain until the price comfortable with.
6. And while we're on the subject of barter, it is perfectly acceptable to barter in local markets and stalls, but do not try it in department stores - the clerk may be very offended.
7. Hawker want you down from the moment you leave your hotel, especially if you're in one of the main tourist areas. Although it may seem rude to you, the best advice is to ignore them completely. Do not make eye contact or slow down to look at the products they sell, unless you are interested in buying something, or be distracted by what may seem like an eternity trying to get rid of them.
8. Beware of counterfeit products, unless it is what you're looking for. Bali is known as a knock-off, and you can buy any fake Rolex is a fake RayBan local market.
9. E 'likely to be offered illegal drugs in densely populated tourist attractions. Ecstasy, pot, yabba (Crystal Meth), and shabu-shabu (methamphetamine) are the most popular drugs available in the nightclubs and beaches, especially in the area of Kuta.
If you do not want to be yet another drug case of large, simply ignored the offer.
10. people of Bali are the most relaxed and friendly atmosphere is everywhere in the world, but that does not mean you can drop your guard when it comes to scams and rip-off.
Beware of money changers, who offer a surprisingly good price for a currency exchange, ticket touts offering cheaper to run down to your destination without a fixed price and wants the money before the surrender of the goods.
11. And perhaps the best advice for new tourists to Bali is one that is certainly the least successful - does not seem to travel!
This sage advice is written almost tongue-in-cheek, because the diminutive, friendly Balinese bears no resemblance to their Western neighbors much more controlled. Not only that, our cultures are very different and so is our language. The most you could hope for is to look like an ex-pat from your own country who have chosen to live an idyllic life on the island.
However, a few words of Bahasa help "Oh, I have lived here for many years" attitude. Selamat pagi (good morning), will tolong (please) and Terim Kasih (thank you) will take you a long way in the East-West relations.
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