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    Dreamland beach
    by Strikinsmile
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    Melasti Bangalow and Spa Resort
    by DaHongHua
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    Panorama view
    by DaHongHua

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    Appreciate the flora greets

    by DaHongHua Written Feb 9, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Balinese love to put real flowers in a vase, in a pot of water to cheer and greet their visitors.
    This kind of decoration can be easily located at the hotels lobby and reception counter, and even in the wash room. Some of the hotel and restaurant's washroom is designed to rather unique and I enjoyed been there.

    2011, Bali Airport waiting hall 2011, Bali Airport washroom Melasti Bangalow and Spa Resort the flowers cheer up the atmosphere
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    Mount Agung from Puri Tulamben Dive Resort

    by DaHongHua Updated Feb 7, 2014

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    Favorite thing: My family stayed for 1 night in Puri Tulamben Dive Resort and Spa or Puri Wirata in August 2013. It is not a big hotel in Tulamben but right straight from the restaurant, we can get clear and magnificent view of Mount Agung. It was a great feeling. I got a few photos of it, from panorama to close distance.
    The 4th picture I got it from google satelite, just for sharing.

    Panorama view from the restaurant of Puri Tulamben Dive Resort it is magnificent from google satelite for sharing
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    the simple way to get holiday

    by pramantha Written Mar 26, 2012

    Favorite thing: there are many boat from serangan like a: blue water express boat, mahi-mahi marine boat,narooma boat,scoot fast cruise boat, for another boat depart from padang bay, and normally rate is IDR.600K - IDR.690K / one way, but you can got more cheaper price from the local travel agency.

    Gili trawangan is a good place for your vacation to rilex and pumper your self, because there is no polution at this island, you can do many things there like walks along white sandy beaches, swimming in crystal clear waters, seaside BBQs, poolside cocktails, dancing by moonlight at crazy beach parties…:)

    activities :
    DIVING,SNORKELING,BOAT TRIPS,HORSE RIDING,KAYAKING,SURFING,SPA /MASSAGE or cyling around the island...

    the best menu at gili trawangan is "the island will send you to the heaven...and back again,,,no need transport...hahahaha :)

    cheeerrrrssssssss........

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    • Beaches
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  • Reflexology Bali in Ubud

    by magnico Written Mar 1, 2012

    Favorite thing: This was our first trip in Bali and I must say that my wife and I were impressed. During our stay we had the pleasure to visit this treatment center twice. We were impressed by the whole experience, from the facilities to the treatments. The staff was very friendly and professional. Reflexology massage was really amazing and relaxing! Last but not least I must say that everything was tidy, clean and up to date. We look forward to coming back!

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  • Reflexology in Bali

    by wildrosetraveller Written Jan 27, 2012

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    Favorite thing: “Rejuvenating Experience”
    My experience having a Balinese massage at Reflexology Bali was divine.My overall potive satisfaction of the service and it was good value for the money. Visiting Bali as a tourist for the first time was incredible. A Balinese Massage is a semi-deep tissue massage using the combination of palm, thumb and finger strokes on the whole body. This massage promotes body relaxation by improving the blood circulation. If you've never had one,you don't know what you're missing.

    Fondest memory: The people and the nightlife.

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    Local mountain

    by Tripack Updated Jan 2, 2012

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    Fondest memory:

    I did not imagine to find a volcano in my resort backyard…

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    Mount Agung
    (Gunung Agung)
    dominate Bali with
    a highest point at 3142m
    (10,308 ft) above the sea level.
    This is a fascinating and impressive
    mountain with a perfect conical shape.
    Along the days clouds appear on the top or
    around its basis (photos 2 and 4). The volcano
    seems to act as clouds magnet/barrier, it’s raining
    less on the north east coast which is more dry and barren
    than the south/west part of Bali. When I was staying in Kubu
    area there has been no rain since April… so when the first rain arrive
    in middle November… the locals were very pleased… except me of course ;-)
    Still active (fortunately not too much during my stay ;-), its last eruption was in 1963
    with pyroclatic and lava flows. During its sleep, you could climb the volcano but you will need 6/7 hours of quite demanding trek (a guide is recommended, more info on www.gunungbagging.com).

    Gunung Agung (Mount Agung) Clouds magnet Impressive shape To have one
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    THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI

    by DennyP Updated Oct 13, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Usually travellers visit certain places when they can...but there is definately a good time to go and BETTER time to go.
    ..Regarding visiting Bali there is the dry( High Season) and the wet( Low season) obviously they have advantages and disadvantages..I myself find I try to go when it's somewhat cooler than peak summer also I try and miss the wet season if possible..of course costs come into all travel arrangements..so try to strike that happy medium as I am just travelling...I don't jump out of aeroplanes etc..and I like to keep it simple..Try and avoid Christmas and school holiday crowds if possible

    THE HIGH SEASON..in BALI is AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER and ,like everywhere High Season is peak season and everything that the tourist/traveller does is geared to maximum profit..Flights cost more to/from .The accommodation is as high as it is all the year,also making it sometimes difficult to book reservations!! and that goes for all activities that travellers participate in..ie: car hire,bike and cycle hire, all aquatic sports gear hire, restauarants,bars etc..also usually this is the hottest time of the year AND the weather is at its best ,thus allowing more time to enjoy all activities..of course all these are decisions that have to be made when visiting any destination...

    The UPSIDE to the wet season is that everything costs less..accomodation, various tourist ventures, car hire,and usually all forms of tourists activities.
    The DOWNSIDE to the wet season is being in a tropical area there is always the threat of malaria and Dengue fever delivered by mosquitos..Rains really heavily when it does rain which is most days...BUT the sun still shines..
    I beleive the best time is around April May or early June. My recent visit to Bali was in early June and I found the accomodation inexpensive,all activities in place and reasonably priced, The crowds were minimal .temperatures were hot, but not peak hot and it never rained once..

    Fondest memory: My memories of Bali are fond ones ...the colours of Bali are everywhere and to get good photographs here is just point and shoot there is always something wonderful to see ..The people here are extremely friendly and happy...there are no no's here like there are anywhere, but it is just a matter of being aware of what is going on around you...having said that I never felt threatened anywhere.. but always aware of my surroundings .I enjoyed my stay.
    BE CAREFUL OF ALL MONEY CHANGERS....THEY ARE GOOD AT RIP OFFS

    A BALINESE DANCE MASK A TERRACED RICE GARDEN NEAR UBUD AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL BALINESE DANCER THE MAJESTIC HINDU TEMPLE ON THE CLIFF  AT ULUWATU A COLOURFUL FISHERMANS BOAT ON THE BEACH  LOVINA
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    Lembah Spa

    by MawarKuning Written Jul 20, 2011

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    Favorite thing: I have been living in Bali for 4 months now. I used to find the new places or trying the new things on the weekend. Last week I went to Lembah Spa in Viceroy Hotel, Ubud. My friend knows the owner of the hotel so I just wanted to give it a try. The treatment room was so nice and clean. You can see the beautiful green view from the window. The staff can help to suggest the package you need if you don’t know the right package treatment for you. She looked my hair (I think I came with really bad hair that day!) then suggested me to take "Mengwi Combination" package. It’s cream bath treatment for hair and deep cleansing facial. I need special treatment for my damage hair so I thought she was right, this package would be good for me. I really loved when the therapist giving me head and neck massage with the cool cream. It helped my neck pain away. I felt my face skin very clean after had a face massage. They used cleansing creams with scrubs to remove dead skin cells. They also gave pedicure and manicure. I didn’t know this service was included in the package, it wasn’t written in the package menu. So I was so happy and thinking I got a bonus! The package lasts 2 hours. Great service made my day! For more info about the Spa just visit www.lembahspa.com

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    Friendly atmosphere

    by quincey0722 Written Jun 21, 2011

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    Favorite thing: The people from Bali are cheerful and friendly. Though most of them cannot speak English they try to help tourist in many ways by their gestures.

    Fondest memory: Kota Beach is a very busy place that has lots of locals and foreigners walking, playing volleyball and swimming. Walk around and people wont mind much.

    Sanur beach Shop at the airport Kota Beach Krishna souvenir shop
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    Hair Shaving Ceremony

    by Daihappydai Updated Apr 29, 2011

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    Fondest memory: One of my fondest memories of all the times I have been to Bali is of being invited to a 'hair shaving ceremony'. At six months of age, Balinese children have their head shaved. A family I have become friends with invited me to watch the ceremony which was held in the yard of the grandparents who live in south Bug Bug village near Candidasa. The women in the family had spent several days preparing offerings for the ceremony, and early in the morning the men got up to prepare the meal for guests. A priest came to offer blessings at the family altar and then cut the first strands of hair from the child. The parents then shaved the rest of the child's head. It was a simple but beautiful ceremony enjoyed by extended family and friends.

    Priest offerig blessings at family altar Ready for the hair shaving ceremony Priest cutting first strands of hair Father and grandmother shaving child's head Mother and child, hair shaving ceremony, Bali
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    Great for Honeymooners

    by Strikinsmile Written Mar 28, 2011

    Favorite thing: Bali is a great place for couples who love the beach. For affordable tours (starting from USD40), you can explore and see different facets of this island. Take a glass bottom boat ride to Turtle island where you can see different animals, not just turtles, after snorkeling. Visit the Uluwatu temple and catch the sunset there. Better yet, catch the sunset at Jimbaran beach while waiting for your seafood dinner to be served. Romantic.

    Fondest memory: I touched an iguana, a giant turtle, a medium-sized one, and a python!

    Dreamland beach
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    Choosing which area to stay in Bali

    by putri_jogja Written Jan 16, 2011

    Favorite thing: Accomodation in Kuta is everywhere. You can find accomodation from budget to luxury one.
    Nightlife, restaurant, cafe are easy to find.
    For hotel you can check on www.agoda.com. Many hotel available there. Choose country (Indonesia) and then Bali. From there you can select area (Kuta). You will see many hotels there. Another option area are : Tuban (near from Kuta), Legian (near from Kuta) or Seminyak (near from Legian).
    Please see google map for the location.
    Hope it helps you.
    Happy traveling

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    visa requirement and immigration process

    by ShoebKadri Updated May 29, 2010

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    Favorite thing: For Pakistani national's atleast ! even after the vaild visa at airport customs will take about an hour or may be 2 hours as have to go through the finger prints and form filling in front of a visa officer. If you are in a large group it can take amost 2-3 hours just for this immigration process.

    The other very important point to remember is that at the time of departure there is airport duty of 150,000 Ruppes and that they take almost when you are about few meters away from the plane :) so keep this much money in ur pocket (per person)

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    4 skin like a baby

    by balisunshine Updated Mar 7, 2010

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    Favorite thing: With medical services at a fraction of the cost,
    it’s great if you find a good specialized doctor
    to do some of your medical check ups.

    Or lets say you have a rash..
    need a dermatologist?

    A recommended Derma by BMIC is:

    Lakmi Duarasa - Putu.
    Jalan Gatot Subroto #239
    Denpensar

    Open Mon. - Fri.
    Tel. 0361-227-666

    and another one is:

    Erha Clinic
    Jalan Hayam Wuruk No. 199
    Tel. 0361-228 333
    Web-site www.erhaclinic.com

    This clinic is a chain all around Indonesia.
    They offer several treatments
    and have dermatoligists available for consulatations.
    At the time of my visit,
    the cost of a consulationwas 80,000 Rp.
    Very clean and professional.

    Skin like a baby

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    Traditional Chinese Herbalists

    by balisunshine Written Oct 23, 2009

    Favorite thing: After you visit with Doctor Chandra,
    it may be that you need to pick up
    your healing potion at the
    Traditional Chinese Herbalists
    located in Denpasar near the market.

    Parking can be difficult here.

    Freshly sliced and combine treatments are provided,
    as shown in the picture attached.

    Toko Obat ‘Saudara’
    Pertokoan Suci Sari Jaya Lantai II Block A no. 9, DPS
    Tel. 0361-234-013/ 234-123

    or at:

    Jl. Gahah Mada no. 84, DPS
    Tel. 262-965 / 263-797

    Freshly prepared Toko Obat ���Saudara'

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