Travel Blogs from Bali
... climb the tower. We put this down to a bad experience (is it a coincidence the stairs were painted red?). Jeff thought he might have an issue, but it was the wrong time of the month.
After this, we visited Kuta, which is kinda like the Malia of Bali. Awesome. It was crowded, full of Westerners / McDonalds / bars, but it was fun to see. We unfortunately had our first booboo here too, when we left Jeff's debit card in the ATM there. Oops. Cue an expensive ...
... 000 note expecting change of 1, 770 and they have rounded down to 1,000. I have started to ask for all of my change. This happens all the time with tourists, the amounts are not much - but it all still adds up.
After a little shopping, I took myself off to the palace - a crumbling old arrangement of buildings and steps. Nothing really very palatial about it to be honest, but still nice to go and have a walk around it.
Afterwards, I decided to treat myself to a spa ...
... wheel spinning it round the corners and that, we came to a steep incline, everyone else got up it no problem but das pillock turned into a bush, then tried reversing and rolled all the way back down the hill nearly running himself over. Never laughed as hard in my life as I overtook him spinning a bit of mud in his grid. Cop for that.
After a couple of hours it was time for Tube Canyoning, basically get in a rubber dingy and they send you down ...
After Koh Samui, we made our way across Thailand to Koh Phi Phi. This consisted of a taxi, a boat, a bus across the mainland, another boat and finally we were there! The whole week we were there we didn't see one car, all bicycles and trolleys for luggage which we were grateful for as our hotel was at the other end of the beach. Phi Phi is a beautiful island, very relaxing and totally different to the other ...
We arrived in Bali on 19 January and literally from the moment we stepped out of the arrivals hall, we knew we were in for an "interesting" week or so.
The journey to our hotel about 10 km away took about an hour. It was rush hour in Bali so we assumed. We have since learnt that every minute of every day is rush hour in Bali. How our driver managed to avoid killing one of the 3 million mopeds which pulled out in front of us (some carrying ...
Other places to stay in Bali
Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua | 5 star hotelfrom $214
- Not for me thanks
- Very disappointed
Jalan Pantai, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- Very ordinary, but had some good points.....
- Wonderful holiday place
Danau Tamblingan, Sanur | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Jl Werkudara , Legian | 3 star hotelfrom $82
Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Upgrade to The Ayodya Palace
- Can't wait to return
- Less than 5 Star Service!!
Golden/Lakewood, Sanur | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Jl Padma no 1, Legian, Legian | 4 star hotelfrom $222
- Check your bills !
- Nice hotel
- Concern over room allocation and club benefits
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N 2, Nusa Dua | 5 star hotelfrom $171
- An oasis of calm and beauty
- Great spa and good for families too
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $148
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta | 5 star hotelfrom $96
Jln. Hang Tuah , Sanur | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Uluwatu | 4 star hotelfrom $57
Jl Pantai Kuta 10x, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $72
Jalan Mertasari, Sanur | 3 star hotelfrom $53
Jalan Kartika , Tuban | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $45
Jl. Pantai Mengiat, BTDC Complex, Nusa Dua | 4 star hotelfrom $108
Westminster/Thornton, Seminyak | 4 star hotelfrom $208
- Certainly no 5 stars !
- Great Hotel
Golden/Lakewood, Sanur | 2 star hotelfrom $130
- Loved the relaxed atmosphere of the Hotel
- Doesn't get better
- Brilliant hotel and staff
Kawasan Pariwasata, Nusa Dua | 5 star hotelfrom $447
Jl. Arjuna Gg. Raja, Seminyak | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Westminster/Thornton, Legian | 5 star hotelfrom $23
Jalan Pantai Kuta No.1, Kuta | 4 star hotelfrom $103
Jalan Legian No. 118, Denpasar , Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $46
Gang Poppies 2 # 18, Kuta | 3 star hotelfrom $48
1 Jalan Melasti, Legian | 4 star hotelfrom $120