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Things to take to Bali/Kuta

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Things to take to Bali/Kuta

Hi all,

We are travelling to Kuta later this year. What are the essential things that we need to take that can't be bought in Bali. Just two adults going without the kids. WooHoo.

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1. Re: Things to take to Bali/Kuta

Anything and everything can be bought in Bali. Only thing I can't get here are Mars bars!

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2. Re: Things to take to Bali/Kuta

Take sunscreen from home as it is expensive in Bali (Avon has a combined sunscreen, moisturiser & insect replellent that is quite good). Also sanitised hand wipes - lots. I always take a travel cutlery set for nasi bunkus & other take-aways, a small led torch, a basic swiss army knife & a cube of Sard Wonder Soap for those pesky sate sauce spots - something I use almost daily being a sate addict & a messy eater - soak overnight.

Just about everything else can be easily & cheaply bought in the tourist areas of Bali.

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3. Re: Things to take to Bali/Kuta

everything except the sunscreen can be bought cheaper in bali. you can buy mars bars at the supermarket inbetween dynasty and kartika hotels.

i would take a couple of really comfy shoes for walking/shopping in as i always get blisters with the heat otherwise.

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i take sunscreen from home, insect repellant (even though you can get it there you may need it before you hit the shops). Dengue fever is present so be cautious. I don't take anything to wash clothes as getting clothes washed in bali is so inexpensive. Hand sanitizer and wipes are cheaper in bali as well.

I take photocopies of passports and other important documents and contact details of my bank etc and notify them where I will be travelling. I take a spare credit cards and ensure I have enough cash. I take my laptop to download photos and keep a journal.

I always pack an unlocked mobile phone, power board to charge camera, laptop, phones. Take your own swimwear as the choice in bali can be limited.

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*I take basic business cards with my Name, Hotel & room for phone number

great to leave behind to get goods delivered

*I print names, addresses & phone numbers (of places that are hard to find)on large print to show the taxi driver. If they can't find the place they ring and get directions in indo.

I take my English Breakfast tea, a tape measure - I always measure everything now before taking delivery of things

I take my own manicure/pedicure stuff as things don't get sterilised but do get sharred.

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6. Re: Things to take to Bali/Kuta

Everyone has great ideas. being a larger lady, I always take Neat3B cream in case of sweat rashes and panty liners.

We never go without tea tree oil, either.

Canberra, Australia
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7. Re: Things to take to Bali/Kuta

Thanks for all the tips.

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Im only doing 'carry on' to go over. I understand you cant take liquids so can i take sunscreen in a tube, the detol gel sanitiser with me and insect repelant in a tube or as a roll on? I recall last time they confiscated my deodorant in a can and perfume at customs here in aust.

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9. Re: Things to take to Bali/Kuta

You can take liquids on board as long as they dont exceed 100ml..I wouldnt suggest taking large aerosols on board as they may get confiscated..

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