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1. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 10y

I'm considering going to Bali in a few months time (May/June) and was wondering whether people would still go in light of recent events?

Myself, I'm inclined to agree with the 'well if you would still visit London or Madrid, why not Bali' argument.

Also anyone been there recently? What was the atmosphere like? How many tourists etc?

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Not been to Bali, but did go to Indonesia last year - I would still go to Bali for definite, despite the fact that there have been terrorist attacks, I guess it's all a matter of weighing how much risk you want to subject yourself to.

3. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 416 posts) 10y

Well I'm going next year.. but don't listen to me .. I live in NYC.

4. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

Been to Bali in April and July last year. Loved it, was sad to hear about the most recent bout of bombings but I would visit Bali again in a heartbeat.

The Balinese would not hurt a single living thing...others, I'm not too sure of.

Maybe you should refrain from going to the western pubs and bars, you're in a different country, why would you want to go to the kind of places you find back home? Go local, trust me, you wouldn't regret it.

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 10y

Quoting Mikey B

I'm considering going to Bali in a few months time (May/June) and was wondering whether people would still go in light of recent events?

Myself, I'm inclined to agree with the 'well if you would still visit London or Madrid, why not Bali' argument.

Also anyone been there recently? What was the atmosphere like? How many tourists etc?

If this is your first visit to Asia I would recommend Thailand, or even the Philippines first. If you have some experience travelling in Asia then give it a look. I would avoid going too far southeast of Bali though.

AL

6. Posted by Pink (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

I was in bali for a week last month for the first time, I had resevations about visiting after the bombing, however I am so glad I desided to stop off there - it was amazing. However as there were not many travelers/tourists around, I got a lot of hassle from the locals to eat in their resturant, use their taxi or stay in their guesthouse, Kuta was the worst. I would suggest visiting Ubud (in the middle of the island) and Lovina (on the northern shore) They are both beautiful places although VERY quiet.

7. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 10y

Thanks for all the feedback guys.

Quoting Not Lost

Maybe you should refrain from going to the western pubs and bars, you're in a different country, why would you want to go to the kind of places you find back home? Go local, trust me, you wouldn't regret it.

I couldn't agree more 'Not Lost'. I'd thought about bypassing Kuta altogether actually - spending some time inland then heading up to the North coast.

In answer to karazyal: I've spent about 6/7 months travelling around mainland SE Asia. I'm therefore really keen to explore Bali with it's Hindu, as opposed to Buddhist, culture. It soundS amazing!

8. Posted by ghostdog (Full Member 142 posts) 10y

Definitely! I went there last Xmas(was on Lombok for the Tsunami). Best value in SE Asia. Check out Ubud for some relax time and get to Lombok if you can. For a day or 2 splurge check out Quinci Villas, best place I have ever stayed(aside from the beach touts!)

9. Posted by Balidream (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hii...

Bali is Bali the people is still frendly..
At the moment there are not so many tourist from europe but step by step they are coming ... Balinese people is polite trus the bomb were caused of terorist it can be happen in every where. But Bali still a paradise to visit.

If you need more info open our website: -snip-

Thank you

[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

10. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

We were in Bali in June - and was extremely sadden to hear of recent bombings - but the island was amazing - the people are wonderful and most gentle people on earth. Kuta is ok - but l loved Jimbaran Bay which is where we some of the bombs took place. But if you can visit Bali - loved it - an island paradise - we were there in June and the weather was fantastic - lots to see and do.

Purdy