Viceroy Hotel in Bali, Indonesia

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. It popular tourist destination known for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.

There is something for someone here, from explorers, backpackers to luxury travelers, which is for us great because we like everything. We traveled there in April, when the dry season starts so it was not completely full of people and almost no rain. So, double win.  The place we stayed was Waka Gangga and Viceroy. Both extremely wonderful places with amazing and super friendly staff.

Best to travel to Bali is from April to May as the season is beginning, prices are lower, not so many people and possibility of rain is minimal. Denpasar is the capital of Bali, where you arrive with the plane. As soon as you go out from the airport, you will see bunch of taxis, my advice is to take the local ones just at the exit as you can negotiate about the price and they are all quite friendly. Prices are not to expensive. First we arrived to Waka Gangga resort where you have absolutely everything, it is however, in the middle of nowhere so it’s extremely calm. The good thing is you can take your own driver with a car for whole day for around 80€, and if you don’t have your own plan of travel he will help you with exploring. Bali is relatively small, so you can really see the whole island in one day if you’re up from morning until evening, which we did.

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View on private pool and garden at Waka Gangga

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Wonderful bed in Waka Gangga

Monkey forest, must see. All the monkey are free and you can feed them with bananas, but be careful because the can jump and on and steal the food, or even phone. 😀 There are more forests like this, but in the other ones monkey are more wild and not really friendly with people. As it in the center of Ubud we explored the city as well.

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Moneky forest, where monkeys are more than friendly

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Monkey: Hello my friend, do you have something for me?

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Rice Terrace

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Every day we explored one part of Bali, I liked the south the most because it looks like a real jungle and it’s not really touristic.  If you travel from far away, which we did I advice to pick another place to visit as well, which were Philippines in our case.

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Tirta Empul Tampak Siring – Bali Holy Spring Water Temple

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Almost every village has this decorations

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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

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Bali’s oldest temple, Pura Luhur. The main temple lies at 1,175m above sea level and more than 2000 stairs to get to there. Six temples in total run up, but we made it only to fourth, where we meet with staff from our resort. They came to pray, and they do it once per year so it was quite a luck to meet them exactly in that time

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At the top of 4th temple Pura Lehur with our new friends

As I mentioned, people are extremely happy and friendly, there is no problem, only solution. Have to mention we became really good friends with our driver as he was with us for almost a week. We’re still talking on facebook. 😀 Anyway, few pictures of our accommodation in Bali. Viceroy is a paradise as you can see and it’s more for luxury holiday where you don’t really need to go out from the resort and Waka Gangga is more relaxed place for couples quite far from the center but great as we had our driver and we see basically whole island.  All together, Bali was one of my favorite trips so far, and will come again definitely.

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Viceroy and amazing view

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We made friends again

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When to go: April to May as the dry season is starting, no tourists and lower prices

Where to go: Rice Terrace,  Ubud, Uluwatru Temple – Pura Luhur, Pura Tanah Lot,  Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Dolphin sightings at Lovina

How to go: You can rent a car with a driver, mostly they don’t rent only cars as it’s not really safe to drive.

Selamat tinggal or Good bye 🙂

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