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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula November 28th 2016

Nachdem es uns in Lombok so gut gefallen hat und wir in Bali an vielen Stellen etwas geschockt, sowohl vom Müll als auch vom Ausmaß und der Kommerzialisierung des Tourismus waren, wollen wir Bali noch eine zweite Chance geben. Die letzten sechs Tage unseres Urlaubs werden wir uns den mit Traumstränden gesegneten äußersten Südzipfel der Insel anschauen: die Bukit-Halbinsel. Dafür haben wir uns in Balangan ein kleines Hotel mit Pool als Ausgangspunkt ausgesucht, nur wenige Kilometer von Jimbaran, einem mit Edelresorts gespickten Ferienort an einer wunderschönen endlosen Sandbucht. In leichter Hanglage etwa 5 Rollerminuten vom Balangan Beach sitzt unser Hotel auf einem grünen Hügel, hier weht eine leichte Brise und es ist angenehm unaufgeregt. Wir mieten uns direkt am ersten Tag einen Roller und kurven durch kleine Ansiedlungen nach Jimbaran. Unsere Navigationsapp schickt un... read more
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Kinder spielen in den Booten nach Feierabend
der kleine aber feine Padang Padang Beach

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula October 26th 2015

After another class at Prana, we stayed there for breakfast in their serene courtyard restaurant. It was a treat for the senses: a wonderful peaceful atmosphere, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the streets, delicious fresh food, and the beauty of Prana itself. Even the bathrooms are decorated in that stunning Moorish style with mosaics, colourful glass lampshades and wall paintings. We had hired a driver to pick us up after breakfast and take us out and about for the day. Wayang took us south to the Nusa Dua area on the Bukit Peninsula. Bukit means ‘hill’, and nusa dua means ‘two islands’. It’s a rather soulless and unattractive place with all kinds of watersports on offer. There’s parasailing, banana boating, jet skiing, fly fishing, snorkeling and glass bottom boat trips. We chose to ... read more
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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula October 20th 2015

Me voilà donc lancé à l'aventure à la découverte de l'Indonésie. Forte de ses 17000 îles, l'Indonésie est le plus grand archipel du monde. Ancienne colonie hollandaise, elle est le troisième pays le plus peuplé après la Chine et l'Inde, et le premier pays musulman au monde. Malgré tout cela, j'ai choisi de ne découvrir qu'une partie finalement infime de cette grande culture insulaire: l'île de Bali, de Lombok et l'est de Java. Station touristique la plus prisée du pays, Bali, l'île des dieux a la particularité d'être à très forte majorité hindouiste, contrairement au reste du pays principalement musulman. Me voilà arrivé, à 23h passées avec mon gros sac à l'aéroport de Denpasar. J'ai prévu de me rendre à mon auberge à pieds, ce qui se révèle finalement plus compliqué que prévu. Après avoir humé ... read more
Les mains de fée de Triana
Padang Padang
Balangan

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula October 20th 2014

Da Rebecca seit zwei Jahren nicht mehr aktiver Verkehrsteilnehmer war und ich den Orientierungssinn eines Goldfischs habe, haben wir uns für ein statt zwei Mopeds entschieden - trotz Abraten aller männlichen Chillhousefamilienmitglieder. Rebe war nun das Navi und ich Driver. Zu beachten gab es, nebst dem Linksverkehr, eigentlich nur eine Regel: es gibt keine Regeln! Puh... Nun ja, haben wir uns also einen Roller gemietet - den Pong und das für nur CHF 2.- /Tag! Jetzt nur noch die kleinen Rucksäcke (die grossen konnten wir im Chillhouse lassen) packen und los gings. Erster Stopp: Tanah Lot, der Wassertempel, mit dem anscheinend schönsten Sonnenuntergang. Auf diesen konzentrieren, konnten wir uns allerdings nicht, zu gross war der Touristenandrang. Nebstdem mussten wir für unzählige Fotos posieren, da die asiatischen Jungs irgendwie einen Narren an uns gefressen hatten. Das ging ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula June 23rd 2013

Hi folks, Well we've had a pretty busy couple of weeks since our last update. Well, actually busy in terms of moving about a bit, we've spent most of it lying on a beach and in the ocean, so not really 'busy' as such!!! We had an over night in kl after Cambodia, spent a great few hours seeing round the city. Nipped up their sky tower for a great view, then went into Chinatown for a phenomenal meal on a simple street pavement cafe. On our first day in Bali we decided to have our engagement dinner, we hadn't had a nice night out and dinner together since we got engaged, primarily as Nepali cuisine is pretty average, so we went to a swanky place on the beach called Ku De Ta. Awesome seafood salads ... read more
Chinatown in KL
Gili islands
The view from our beach on Gili Air across to the volcanoes of Lombok

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula March 17th 2013

Our previous memories of Bali were, to put it mildly, not great. We found the people unwelcoming and the prices off-putting but we weren’t sure if we’d really given it the chance it probably deserved so a few months back we’d booked flights to return here after our time in the Philippines. We were determined to try and see a different side to this island but our guard would be well and truly up. It’s a shame because last time around our experiences in Indonesia were some of our highlights and indeed our ultimate destination is found in this country so why did we leave Bali vowing never to return again? Hopefully this time around we might leave with a more positive outlook but lets wait until our 3.5 weeks are up until we make that ... read more
Melasti Ceremony
Ulu Watu walkway
Dreamland beach

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula November 18th 2012

I left Canggu for Balangan in the mid-afternoon and it was awesomely easy to find. I took Sunset Road past the turnoff for the airport, then kept going to the next right turn where there was a sign for Jimbaran/Ulu Watu. I fought the traffic down the length of Jimbaran bay and then it was just up the hill, past the GWK cultural park, to the Nirmala Supermarket, where there is a sign for Balangan. I did find it a little hard to adjust to the crazy Kuta scooter traffic, which is so unlike the re3latively open roads of the far west of Bali. I stopped at Nirmala to stock up on the cheapest water I've seen and a few groceries and then drove the last 7km to Balangan beach. The landscape of the Bukit Peninsula ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula October 11th 2011

In a perfect world, as an alternative to having to take an Intro to Negotiating course in college, professors should be able to send their students to Indonesia, where everything is negotiable. It's a lot of fun negotiating with the guys here for anything--I haggle for everything now, just because I get a kick out of it. It's not rude or unusual--it's just the way it is here. It's normal. The conditions for negotiating here are quite favorable, as there is usually someone else selling the same thing somewhere nearby for around the same price. One of the first things they teach you in negotiating is never accept the first offer. The people I've negotiated with here have learned this lesson as well, but they use it in the wrong way--for example, if they tell you ... read more
Peanuts
Bow and Arrow
Blow-gun

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula October 7th 2011

Air Asia was a pleasant short flight from Singapore, just a mear 3hrs which is nothing for the journeys i have taken in the last 2 months! Landed on this island and went straight to Balangan beach on the south peninsula of Bukit where i parked myself at a surf warung (bungalow on the beach) for a few days and soaked up some sun and sea! Waking up to the view of surfers already out catching the waves at 09h30 was wonderful to say the least and the days there were totally unstressful. I lived on fresh fruit juices and and very quiet evenings catching up on some reading, as not had the chance to do much of that since i left Belgium!!! It was one of the best surf spots here so I am told ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Bukit Peninsula September 30th 2011

Leaving Singapore was great to see during the day, being overtaken by supertankers whilst trying to dodge the Indonesian fishermen that were fishing in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, in their 10' long dugout wooden canoes. Our trip from Singapore wasn't the smoothest trip I've ever had, but it wasn't the worst either. The 4 day trip consisted of 15-25kt winds right on the nose and 3-5' seas--this little boat was moving around a little bit, and two of the girls were puking for 3 days. I actually enjoy those conditions though because I sleep really well in the rocking seas, and usually have some pretty wild dreams from my brain juice sloshing around. Our arrival in Benoa, Bali was right at sunrise. Once we hit the dock, we were boarded by ... read more
Draggin Anchor
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Padang Padang Beach




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