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1. Posted by Gem-Leight (Budding Member, 13 posts) 11 Feb '12 17:51

Hi hope everyone is well

We land in Bali on 20/02/11 for 14 days and was looking for some tips about keeping the cost down, anything from places to stay to good well priced trips.

We will be flying into and away from Denpasar, we have no solid plans other than we want to visit the gili islands.

Anyone who is also there and fancies joining us for a few drinks let us know.

Leighton.

2. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member, 226 posts) 11 Feb '12 22:51

go to ubud

3. Posted by sebelasgal (Budding Member, 51 posts) 15 Feb '12 06:38

Hi Leighton,

Yeah, Bali can be costly because it's Indonesia's main touristic spot.

Anyway, please enjoy The Gili islands. In February, it's usually much calmer than Bali.

Please stay alert for scams.

Cheers,
Seli

4. Posted by draker (Budding Member, 24 posts) 15 Feb '12 09:53

Gem...Indonesia will not be like Thailand. Indonesia will have more people trying to fool you and you must be careful while dealing with them. I think its better to visit Gili Islands than Bali because of some unstable issues happening in south east asia.

5. Posted by Gem-Leight (Budding Member, 13 posts) 15 Feb '12 17:42

Cheers for the replies,

I think we will spend a lot of our time relaxing at the gili's.

Seli/Draker what scams should we be aware off?

Leighton.

6. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 15 Feb '12 23:40

Quoting Gem-Leight

Cheers for the replies,

I think we will spend a lot of our time relaxing at the gili's.

Seli/Draker what scams should we be aware off?

Leighton.

Don't worry, it's no worse or better than any other SEA country, or any country for that matter! Typical are the taxi scams charging too much. You just have to negotiate before you get in and the worse they can do is sting you for a couple of extra bucks. Don't spend too much time in Kuta if you can avoid it. Definitely go to Ubud. If you are smart you have already been researching the various ways to get to the Gillis.

7. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 320 posts) 16 Feb '12 00:56

I found Gili Meno to be absolutely beautiful and a great place for total relaxation. Try and spend a few days there if you can.

8. Posted by Gem-Leight (Budding Member, 13 posts) 22 Feb '12 20:59

Cheers for the tips.

Enjoying Bali so far there are certainly more people trying to sell you something here and taking advantage seams the norm so far but that aside we are enjoying it.

Leighton & gem.