Travel Blogs from Seminyak
... take the luggage for you, load it the xray scanner, take it off the scanner and take it to the taxi all for a tip of some sort. We just walked by them and basically ignored them. We went immediately to a taxi kiosk and waited in line to buy a taxi voucher to our hotel destination which cost 50,000 rupiahs (about $5.00). That way the driver won't take its passengers on a round-about trip to make more money. We got to the hotel around ...
The mad dash for Padang Bai begins through picturesque landscapes and quaint villages. The poor driver is clearly frazzled and determined to get us there on time.
We're settled into our journey and Emily has even struck up a conversation with one of the girls, Seeyat. I'm busy reading my Kindle trying to ignore 1 of the 2 guys next to me who's suffering from a killer hangover and whose limbs knock into mine as he drifts between naps, when suddenly there's ...
... for me when I got back, and after paying the attendant 5,000 rupiah for the entry fee we headed off to Ubud Markets.
The markets are just around the corner from the palace where they hold the Barong Dances and Ramayana Ballet. There was a licenced money changer right behind where we parked offering rate of 9,800 rupiah to the dollar, so I cashed in another $50 which will hopefully last me through tomorrow.
I wandered around for about 45 minutes and bought a Bintang ...
... in the package – every
afternoon – either at reception, in your villa or beside the pool), ordered our
breakfast for the next day to be taken together downstairs on my verandah, and
then the shuttle took us into Ubud central. We asked to be dropped at the
intersection of Monkey Forest Road (one way – up) and Dewi Sita.
We went to an ATM located near this intersection and spotted
Ibu Rai near the corner and decided that we would eat there ...