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Missed my flight to Bali so took the next one. Any stories of missing flights from anyone. Checked in the late evening in hotel at Kuta.
Had booked with a driver Abbas Nyoman. But he didnot turn up and send his colleague Dede due to some personal issue. He was also decent. We went to Art villages, Batuan Temple, Kintamani and Ubud. Rain in the evening spoiled the party for Monkey forest. Also the Ubud market was shutting due to rains. But pretty decent day.
Abbas Nyoman our driver ( +62 8179708118 firstname.lastname@example.org) turned up today at 8.30 sharp. He is local Balinese and has pretty good knowledge. I will surely recommend him. A honest guy and pretty enthusiastic with his job. We went to Tenjong Benou and did Snorkeling. Bargained the price to 35USD for 2 pax. For first timers, I liked the place to snorkel, thought i know many would prefer Amed, candidesa etc. Then visited GWK culture park, Uluwatu - This temple has amazing view, monkeys are funny. As we enter the temple premises instead of going towards temple our driver took us to through the bushes to right and had a glimpse of a spectacular view, not to be missed. Then went to Taman Ayu ( can skip this) and Tanah Lot. The Sunset had to be missed due to cloudy weather. However the temple Tanah Lot is amazing. Also saw the kecak dance which displays the story of Ramayana.
Spent relaxation time at Kuta beach and going around in Poppies lanes shopping. The rough price guide was very handy while bargaining. I think prices in Poppies 2 is much cheaper for the same stuff than in Poppies 1. While entering Poppies 2 from Beach end try the range of shops opposite Satriya cottages.
Checkout of hotel and reached airport on time. Did not want to miss the flight again. Thanks to all I remembered to take 150.000 per person as exit charge.
CoolKlEdited: 15 May 2010, 16:02