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11. Posted by eggmafoo (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

I am looking at going to bali in sept...the bombings made me think for a minute, but then in the uk you could walk round the corner and get killed, you could get bombed anywhere in the world. I am not going to be put off by this.
Also, for those who know bali....when i visit I want to go to an open air pool/spring bath thing. It was set in some woodland. a friend went to one in bali but cant remember exactly where. Any ideas????
Also if its not too much troulble....have you any suggestions on where to go and what to do in a 4 week stop off. My lonely planet suggests so many things

12. Posted by Gypsy John (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I took my family to Bali 1 week after the bombing for 8 days. We stayed in at a hotel in Kuta near the beach, had a great time.There was a lot of tourists, the hotels and resturants were empty. The folks were very nice and it was a very intresting trip. Great beaches and a good waterworld for little and big kids.

Good advise if you go. Use only metered cabs, i.e.Blue Birds. Change your money at real Currency Exchanges like banks, not at the "Currency Exchanges" at the street shops.

13. Posted by Hannahwa (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

HI, i am thinking of travelling overland from Bangkok to Bali - is this possible? Can i get a one way flight to Oz from here? does anyone know the best airline?

Hanx

14. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Blood Oath.

Anthony

15. Posted by kucira (Full Member 61 posts) 10y

i would still go... ppl there are friendly & nice. Bali is one of the plc that you will really feel break-away.

had a chat with some locals abt the bomb blast thingy and after effects. they really work so hard to resume the tourism, even after 3+ years they still cant recovered.

go get a good spa! :)

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

Thanks for all the comments on this post. You've all basically re-inforced my own thoughts.

Anyway I've just booked flights to Bali for this May. Am going to try and see a bit of Lombok as well as exploring Bali. Can't wait!!

17. Posted by indovrouw (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

hi

I am indonesia, so I will say come to Bali.....

18. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

i'd just like to start by saying that bali is fun when you are 9 but once you have past the stage of taking family holidays in countries cheaper then your own phase in life it's shit. it's for tourists. but if u must go just don't go in August/September - everyone knows this is worldwide bombing season especially in asia. beofr i leave i'd just like to say, yet again, bali is shit.

19. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

Gee Lou for a newie, your posts in general seem to be bitter - must have had some bad experience. I'm sure you could find something good about Bali. You even bag Oz - is your generalisation from personal experience?

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

Quoting Lou.c.

i'd just like to start by saying that bali is fun when you are 9 but once you have past the stage of taking family holidays in countries cheaper then your own phase in life it's shit. it's for tourists. but if u must go just don't go in August/September - everyone knows this is worldwide bombing season especially in asia. beofr i leave i'd just like to say, yet again, bali is shit.

Cheers for the advice Lou (I've spent 4 months in India therefore I'm a hardcore traveller)C.

I've spoken to, and read pieces by, many people who have praised Bali's landscape, people and culture (most of these people are probably even more hardcore and experienced travellers than you Lou - if you can believe that ;). Yes of course it's a tourist island but I'm hopeful that by avoiding places like Kuta I can still find the real Bali.

I know for Australians that visiting Bali is the equivilent of us Brits visiting the Costa del Sol in Spain. However most Australians I'm sure (just like the Costa visiting Brits) stay on the beach, surf and get drunk, therefore never seeing the real Bali/Spain.

A little bit of advice Lou. Chill out a bit girl and try and see the positive side of places and people. Otherwise you're wasting your money travelling the world!

Mike