Blogs from Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, Asia - page 4


Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta February 22nd 2013

As I travel I start to get critical, I can't admire everything I see any more :) At first any new place seems great. But as you gain experience you start to see + and – , not just everything WOW. I've just arrived in Kuta and was so surprised at what I saw here. I had such beautiful pictures of this place in my memory from my first visit. It was about 3 years ago, on my first trip. Everything seemed so bright, exotic and wonderful. And now I saw the shabby building of the airport that reminded me of dirty Kathmandu. I saw dust in the streets, importunate traders and taxi drivers, every 2 minutes someone shouts to you “yes! transport! motorbike!”. The Kuta beach… sand turned out to be grey with quite a ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta February 10th 2013

Gods Waiting Room And I'm well and trully confirmed to be in it. Strolling the streets of Kuta, I find myself receiving offers not of sex,jig-a-jig,mariuana,cocaine, ecstacy or even a lift on a motorbike. No, bloggees, this grizzle haired, sunken cheeked road weary traveller is being offered VIAGRA!. The apalling brass faced cheek of it. My ego, such as it was has been comprehensively de-tumesced as you might say. Deflated certainly. Impotent rage would be too pale a description ( as well as a bad pun) And all for Viagra. It's old hat. Used more on high altitude ascents then 3 in a bed romps these days. Bali hawkers clearly havn't heard if Cialis yet. That'll do 3 in a bed for 3 days! Or. if taken sequentially, can offer you the eye-popping 1 week w..k! ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta December 13th 2012

Hello - us again! Despite a delayed entry into Bali, we had an incredible time. Loving the heat as we got off the plane, our taxi journey proved rather chaotic - apparently its normal to have 4 cars across 2 lanes with mopeds going either way all around us. Georgia did not believe we would actually arrive at the hotel. But we did. The hotel was so lovely (thank you mummy sue!) and did great breakfasts - not that Max would know, sleeping in until 2 one day! Sophie and Georgia on the other hand, took full advantage of it as we couldn't afford to eat for the rest of the day. The pool was great with little islands and bridges on it. We spent most of the day there recovering from nights out in Kuta ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta November 5th 2012

My flight from Seoul to Bali was delightful. I got a fair amount of actual sleep and awoke pretty much as we arrived in Bali. It was around 11pm so the lines weren't too bad. I got a "visa on arrival" for 30 days for $25 dollars, then went through passport control and customs and out to the waiting heat. I took a fixed price cab to my hostel which we found after driving up and down the street it was on multiple times due to the lack of lights. When I got there everyone was out in the garden drinking as it was someone's going away party who had been staying there for two months. I grabbed a drink and hung out until it was time to go out. We started at Apache, a reggae ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta October 1st 2012

Saa blev det sidste dag her paa Bali, i morgen gaar turen videre til Thailand. Her har vi vaeret de sidste 14 dage. Vi har rigtig faaet slappet af og nydt at det har vaeret lidt mere turistet:) Men vi har selvfoelgelig ogsaa vaeret ude og se oeen. Vi havde lejet en taxa for en dag som saa kunne koere os rundt. Her startede vi med at se to templer. Her paa oeen er de hinduer og har derfor en helt masse templer. Herefter koerte vi op til en kaffeplantage, hvor de laver verdens dyreste kaffe 2500 pr. kg. Grunden til dette er at de plukker kaffeboennerne og giver dem til et yderst klamt dyr der ligner lidt en blandning af en rotte og en abe. Dette dyr vaelger saa de bedste boenner og spiser dem, ... read more
andet tempel

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta September 15th 2012

After the hidiously early start for our flight, we were finally on our way to Bali, all good! Until Rach started throwing up on the plane....good times! So on arrival in Kuta i spent the day in bed...or in the bathroom! Made it out for tea on the evening and that never stayed down. Then following this James stared too, so unfortunately we spent most of the first two days in Kuta laid up in bed, we think we both had some iffy food but from different places. On the third day we were both feeling well enough to get ourselves down to the beach and just generally out for the day. Kuta's popular with surfers, and it's especially popular with those learning to surf. The beach is long, wide and sandy and the sea is ... read more
enjoying the sunset...and feeling better
James on the beach
Rach oin the beach...

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta September 4th 2012

Hey everyone, Welcome to my travel blog! Hope you enjoy reading it and I'll try and keep it updated as much as possible. After an amazing year in Australia, where Amy and I landed in Sydney and worked for 4 months, travelled NZ for a month, went our seperate ways for awhile (Amy to South Australia and me to Tasmania), we then reunited in Melbourne where we worked for a further 4 months and then had an amazing time travelling the East coast with our friend Tina. Now we are all travelling through Asia together and we currently have our friend Katie with us who we met on the Kiwi experience in NZ. We flew from Perth to Bali on the 20th August (the day mine and Amy's visas expired), I felt sad about leaving Aus ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta September 4th 2012

The 4 nigths we spent in Kuta, Bali were completely different from Bunaken. We went from a remote location with few tourists to millions of tourists all milling around with varying colours of Bintang tops. It took us a while to get a taxi to get us to our requested road and then a good hour walking round to find somewhere to stay. We ended up staying in Ayu Beach Hotel with 4 of us in a really nice room. There were 2 pools and breakfast was included too. The first 2 days we spent walking around, sunbathing and shopping and then a night out to Sky Garden which is where everyone ends up at some point. This place is huge and Connie got lost trying to get back to one of the roof terraces. We ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta August 6th 2012

- Vooral zout water. Uit de kraan bijvoorbeeld. - Dit mooie avontuur begon helaas weer met een veuls te vroege wekker. We wisten echter waarvoor we dit deden: paradise. Na een korte busrit zaten we al gauw op een grote speedboot naar de Gili's die weinig paradijs uitstraalde - en betekende voor enkelen. De enthousiaste zuidoostenwind zorgde ervoor dat onze Fast Boat zijn golfbrekerkunsten moest tonen, wat voor een behoorlijk aantal omgekeerde magen en een aanzienlijke hoeveelheid nattigheid zorgde. Gelukkig was er na 2 uur dan eindelijk de rust waar we zo naar op zoek waren na Ubud. We waren beland op Gili Air, een eiland met een omtrek van nog geen 5 km, waar geen gemotoriseerde voertuigen rijden (slechts de benenwagen, fiets en paardenkarren) en waar een activiteit gekozen kan worden uit het volgende rijtje: ... read more
Judith in boom
Lenige *ahum* Frejanne
De wielen van de paardenkarren

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta July 28th 2012

Een kleine update na een groot avontuur. Het plan was, zoals in de vorige blog vermeld, om de 15 km naar het zuidelijkste puntje van Bali te fietsen. Daar bevindt zich bovenop een klif de Boeddhistische tempel Pura Luhur en vlakbij de professionele surfspot Ulu Watu. Het begon goed. Bij onze inventarisatie naar fietsverhuur, kregen we alleen maar te horen dat dat in Kuta niet mogelijk zou zijn. Bovendien, het idee alleen al om naar Ulu Watu te willen rijden op een niet gemotoriseerd voertuig was van de gekke. Wie doet dat nou? Hebben we ze wel op een rijtje? Alle uh's en ah's en oh wat is het heuvelachtig hebben we met een serene glimlach weggewuifd. Wij zouden dit varkentje wel even wassen. Wie niet waagt, wie niet wint, dus na enige volharding hadden wij ... read more
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