I’ve heard a lot about Bali from the surf articles that I’ve read, as well as the Eat,Pray,Love movie. I was hesistant because it’s not cheap to go there. The airfare going to Bali is very expensive, usual price is around Php12,000 one way per person. I saw a promo fare at Cebu Pacific for Php9,000 roundtrip per person, and that was already a good deal. I went there last last January 27-31, 2015.
The travel time from Manila to Bali was 3 hours and 55 minutes.
I booked a hotel near Kuta Beach because I know I’ll be spending a lot of time surfing and basking under the sun. The hotel was just 2-3 minutes walk from the beach and all the other establishments in Kuta, hotel costs around Php860 per day.
Foot massage was okay, and then the lady tried to sell me bracelets. She was selling it 3 for 100,000 Rupiah which is Php340. I told her sorry but I was not planning to buy bracelets. So, she just gave me this bracelet instead, I tried to give it back but she insisted that it’s for free because she liked me and I’m beautiful. It was really nice to meet different people and nationalities. 🙂
Day 2 – I didn’t want to risk commuting in Bali so I opted to book a day tour package. I booked a package with BET. Suci and Madee made our day tour informative, safe and fun! Suci even gave a discount on the other package that I availed the next day. I highly recommended them. If you want to book a package through them, their mobile number is 081 2399 6739. 🙂
My favorite part of this tour was the Monkey Forest at Ubud. 🙂
Before going inside, our tour guide Suci told us that she brought rambutan. Monkeys there are not satisfied with bananas anymore, they want something different. I had one rambutan inside my hand, and when I opened my hand, here’s what happened. This picture didn’t show how scared I was, but I really was! There were tourists looking at me so yeah I was embarrassed, Suci told me to stay calm. It was super fun though! 🙂
Then we went to Kopi Luwak Coffee Farm.
This is Civet cat. Would you believe that it’s poop is the most expensive coffee in the world? Yes, that’s true. The reason for it’s high price is the unusual method of producing a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by this cat.
These are Holy Snakes. A Holy Snake is one legend in Tanah Lot Temple. People there believed that the snakes with white and black relief were to guard the Temple from the evil or bad things. You have to give some money in order to touch the snakes.
Day 3 – Adventure Time! I also booked through BET. This time I tried the Fly Fish, Banana Boat and Parasailing at Nusa Dua Beach.
Day 4 – Rented a scooter and went to Padang Padang Beach from Kuta. You don’t need a local license to drive around Bali. You just have to give a valid ID in order to rent a scooter. You will also be the one to fill up the gas tank. Kuta to Padang Padang Beach was 45 minutes drive.
I went back to Kuta Beach to surf. I was able to surf at last! 🙂
That was my 4 day trip to Bali, Indonesia. Day 5 was my flight back to Manila. 🙂
Here were the expenses as far as I can recall 🙂