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Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai March 2nd 2018

Rano na ranajky opat sendvic s omeletou (1 vajco) a trocha ovocia a mala flaskova voda (asi najdrahsia polozka ranajok). Do ok divers prichadzam cca po 7.30. Hned sa ma ujima moj buddy. Domaci chalan. Zacina skusanie topanok, okuliarov, obleku a jacketu (nafukovacia vesta, ktora udrzuje hlbku resp pomaha ist hore/dole). Cakanie na auto a smer vrak tulamben. V aute sofer, dvaja guidovia a dvaja potapaci. Ja a cinska australcanka. Ta tu uz ide asi 6 ponor, ma problem sa vsak zanorit. Sa dost tomu cudujem bo je to vysska vahova kategoria. Na miesto cinu ideme cez super dedinky, kde su fajnove terasovite ryzove polia, vacsina este zaliata vodou ale zas na dalsich usekoch uz pekne zelene. Urcite by som tuto trasu odporucil na motorku, fajn okolie, super serpentiny, len nevyhoda je velka premavka. Trasa bola ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai March 1st 2018

Na ranajky si tentokrat davam sendvic s vajcom. Pri stole holandanka a volaky dalsi starsi panko. Paradoxne opat rovnaka diskusia ako vcera s rakusanom. Ako je dobre utiect pred zimou na bali a ostat tu 4 mesiace atd. Po jedle smer bias tugel beach na druhej strane dedinky. Popri vyzdobenemu chramu zo vcera zahynam za bamboo gh dolava. Odbocka je znacena. Podliezam zavora a mensie stupanie po polnej cesticke. Opat znacka a zacanie klesania. Cesta je trosku nepohodlna, par kamenov na chodniku. Plaz mala ale super, padam hned do tienu, po vybaleni sa okamzite hadzem do mora i ked su dost velke vlny. Voda cista ale nie az tak priezracna ako na blue lagon. Pieskove dno. Na plazi su funkcne 2 restiku, pozicovna lehatok a samozrejme snorchlov. Po lahnuti a zacati citania bohatiera od cervenaka sa ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai February 28th 2018

Konecne poriadne vyspaty smer ranajky. Tu uz sedel rakusan a holandanka, ktora tu uci ludi surfovat. Obaja odhadujem cez 50 rokov Na ranajky som mal na vyber bud palacinku (banan,ananas…) alebo sendvic s vajcom + kava,caj alebo voda. Volim bananovu palacinku a vodu (0.5l chladena) k tomu este dostavam miscicķu s ovocim (fakt mini kusky) Rakusan uz ma toho dost pocestovaneho, najviac sa mu lubila afrika (sudan). Po jedle smer ceremonia. Obkukam to pred chramom ked ma oslovi jeden starsi z miestnych. Vsetci muzi su obleceny v bielom, taktiez maju biele satky omotane okolo hlavy. Zeny zvacsa zlte saty. Ceremonia sa kona zhruba kazdeho pol roka, rano sa postupne ludia stretavaju a idu k plazi pustat kvety do vody. Odporuca mi aby si siel kupit sary (taka plachta co sa omotava okolo pasa,zakriva to nohy) Pokec ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai February 27th 2018

Po polnoci sa vyberam teda na check in. Kontrole ukazujem screen letenky na mobile, nabieham k prepazke. Nuz chyba, je to len pre domestic lety, mam ist o ulicku dalej. Tam ale este nik. Smer poschodie kde je kopa restik, no clovek si toho moc za 52p uz nekupi. Objavujem konecne pohladnice, za 3ks su chcu 180p , tak nist. Aspon mam dobry dovod sa sem vratit. 3 hod pres odletom uz checkin funguje. Podavam babe pas, v ruke drzim falosnu letenku na vystup z indonezia, no ta mi je zbytocna, bo ju vobec nepyta. Prideluje mi sedadlo 1c, aby som mal kopu miesta na nohy. Smer security, to otvaraju az o 2 rano, tak teda nazad do chranenej zony, kde sa mi neako dari zaspat na nepohodlnych sedackach na pol hodinku. Na letisku uz dost ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai November 3rd 2015

Whilst it’s Melbourne Cup Day in Australia, it’s time for us to bid farewell to Ubud. It has been such a pleasure spending a week here and we will definitely be back. Next time, we may stay out near the rice fields. We plan to take an Indonesian cooking class and visit the Subatu Water Temple, the Sungai Ayung river valley, and the Gunung Kawi temple/tomb complex. Apparently when you hire a driver in Bali they don’t always turn up. Luckily our second driver showed and were on our way to the beachside town of Padangbai. Most tourists only stay here for a night, en route to/from Lombok or the Gili islands. The same went for us as we had booked a boat to Gili Meno the next morning. When we arrived at our little family-run ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai March 2nd 2015

Consisting of over 17,000 islands—or more, depending on what statistics you look at—Indonesia is a beautiful and diverse country. I was lucky enough to spend a month this past winter break in Indonesia, spending my time in the islands of Bali, Lombok (Gili Air and Meno off of Lombok), and Java. Traveling the whole country was an amazing experience: people are friendly and welcoming; the food is delicious and diverse in flavor; the beaches are beautiful; the countryside is stunning; and cultural landmarks are everywhere you look. I arrived in Bali on a late afternoon, and the driver that picked up me up took me straight to Ubud. From the first hours in town, I knew I would greatly enjoy the island. My senses were inundated from all sides. The smells were amazing; incense was everywhere; ... read more
Lotus Pond
Water Temple

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai August 12th 2014

We woke up early in Ubud and were picked up by our divemaster and his driver from Aquamarine Diving who drove us to Padangbai for our day diving trip. We arrived at a charming little outdoor beach bar where we put in our lunch order and enjoyed a light breakfast while waiting for the rest of the dive group to arrive. Once the whole group was there, we hopped on the Aquamarine diving boat and rode about 10 minutes off shore to our first dive site. The dive was positioned next to a mini shipwreck which was rich with micro marine life and smalls reefs. It was such a beautiful dive, very easy and enjoyable and definitely much warmer then the dives I did in Sydney while completing my open water certification! It was very reassuring ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai April 11th 2014

Feeling rejuvenated from my earlier Yoga trip at Ubud, I headed towards Padang Bai, a small port town in the North of Bali on Friday, March 21, 2014. I had taken it for granted that road in Bali was relatively easy to navigate, and it should not take that long to drive from Ubud to Padang Bai (if you know the way). The last time I went to Padang Bai was more than 20 years ago, and I had no idea there was a new road linking Sanur to Padang Bai which took only an hour! Relying my poor navigation skill and guts, I finally reached Padang Bai from Ubud in three hours (to a non-local who didn't know the way and didn't have map or GPS, this was an achievement), which was supposed to take ... read more
Old Pier
View of Padang Bai
Prayers for the safety of Bob Marley

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai March 29th 2014

28 mars (A Senggigi, Lombok) Mon cadran sonne alors qu'il est 8h00AM. Je pose le pied hors de mon lit et, sursaut, une enorme coquerelle se met a traverser ma chambre diagonalement comme surprise par mon reveil alarme. Une belle bete hypocrite et bien nourrit. Damn. Me voila donc a decouper une bouteille d'eau de plastique en deux, et a me servir du dessous pour attraper l'horrible salete. En bobette. Ouaip. C'est d'un chic! Je reussit rapidement a l'enfermer sous le gobelet transparent. Et voila! Elle n'avait qu'a etre plus discrete. Je vais sous la douche et, alors que je m'eponge au sortir de la salle de bain, je m'apercois que le gobelet renverse est maintenant vide. Aucune trace de la coquerelle. Disparue. Volatilisee. Comme dans un film d'horreur de serie B. Saletee. C'es... read more
Nyepi Day
Aeroport Denpasar
Sculpture pour Nyepi Day

Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai October 16th 2013

You're going to think I am right plain lazy, but if I'm honest Bali so far was all about the snorkelling and diving along the coast. Unfortunately I do not dive and I've done a lot of snorkelling. In honesty, I just wanted to chill and be in a place where I could have a break from alcohol - three consecutive days was more than enough. So Padangbai was another two days of beaches, eating and basically walking around the place. There were two beaches I visited, Blue Lagoon and Bias Tugal. The latter had beautiful white sand but the sea was too rough to swim in with massive waves that just knocked me over. However, the weather was goooood and the second day I burnt whilst sun bathing there. I also tried a new dish ... read more

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