Hi, I’m Richard Uzelac. I will bring you to my latest destination trip, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia. Because it is a tropical destination, remember to bring your sunscreen. There are pretty much a lot of activities you can enjoy on your trip to this country. But first, let’s get to know this lovely place. Bali is an island in Indonesia and people here are called Indonesian. Most of the population is Hindu so when you travel here in Bali, you will see many offerings laid around the sidewalks or in shops. and Bali, Indonesia, is a great choice for a budget-trip.
How to get your trip started in Bali, Indonesia? by Richard Uzelac
First, you will need to book a flight directly to Ngurah Rai International Airport, so you will not need to drop by Jakarta. However, you can always stop by if you want. You can check out google for flights going to Bali through Ngurah Rai. What’s good about going to Bali, Indonesia, is that most countries can enter and purchase a visa on arrival, which costs around 35 dollars if you’re coming from the US. And for more updated and more detailed information about the requirements for Bali, Indonesia entry you can check out their site. Moreover, you would also need to download an ehac international form, an app you will have to fill out before you depart from the airport.
The last time my wife and I visited Bali, we didn’t have to do the PCR Test anymore.. But regulations constantly change, so please check Bali’s official website and your visa travel agent.
Upon arrival, you likely want to head for a currency exchange stall, but I suggest you use the ones from outside the airport, and for the currency, 15,000 Indonesian rupiah is equivalent to 1 USD. I wouldn’t like to stress this out, but as soon as I tried one of the ATMs on the island, it sank to me that I reached my card’s withdrawal limit so I made a phone call- on the other line, “Richard Uzelac, would you verify this information and we are going to transfer you to another department and blah blah” it lasted about 30 minutes including the waiting time. So, I recommend changing the atm withdrawal limit for your cards before heading for a trip and then estimating its conversion.
What to bring to Indonesia?
The best time for a trip to Bali is before September, as the wet season starts in September. And as you must know, Indonesia has only two types of seasons: Wet and dry. This goes the same for any other southeast Asian country. So you won’t like packing your coats as it will be only humid and hot, otherwise rainy and wet when you arrive.Go for your summer or sexy clothing such as shorts, T-shirts, sleeveless, swimming outfits, Mountaineering outfits, and of course, super comfy clothing as it gets very humid daytime.
Research Research Research
Research is very important prior to going out for the activities like Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Mountaineering, as this will save you a lot of time and avoid being taken advantage of. Remember to download the offline maps from google as well to avoid getting lost, especially when you're heading to a mountain place where there's no signal. Research also for budget accommodations especially if you're looking to stay longer. Again, you can find some on google and as well as on Facebook. Make sure to check out ratings and reviews too. You can already enjoy luxury accommodation for about 50- 100 USD and this includes food; if you want to push it higher, you can spend over 100 USD, which is already super luxurious for food together with accommodation.
Top 3 Recommended Places to Visit in Bali by Richard Uzelac
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re in a scene from Lord of the Rings, Uluwatu is the place for you. It’s about a 30-minute taxi ride from the airport. There are a lot of cultural sites around, including the Uluwatu Temple, which is high up on a cliff overlooking the beach. It’s an incredible sight to see!
Tirta Empul, Bali and Goa Gajah Temple.
If you would like to experience a cultural Balinese culture, I recommend you visit Tirta Empul, Bali and Goa Gajah Temple. These are sacred places and you will see the significance of Balinese religious culture. They’re both located in Ubud Bali Indonesia and are among the busiest tourist spots.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Another beautiful spot is Tukad Cepung, a marvellous waterfall pouring into a cave. It’s a short trail through the wilderness. It’s a beautiful place and picture-perfect with its beautiful shafts of sunlight
My family and I have enjoyed Bali and we highly recommend you go out and check out Bali for you next planned vacation destination. It’s one of the homes of the friendliest people on the planet and it’s not hard to fall in love with this place. I’d love to come back here someday!