INDONESIA : Bali/ Nusa Lembongan/ Lombok

a trip by MARIE DE LA MOTTE AND CLIVE THORNTON
From: June 1st 2012
Until: July 1st 2012

We started our RTW with a short stay in Bangkok - Thailand to start visiting Bali and Lombok in Indonesia.
This is the first part of our trip and we will have to learn a lot.

We already create some rules:
- Never accept or agree anything if someone approach you - most of the time they want your money and even with some negotiations you will always pay more. If you meed something, go and ask for it, otherwise your response should be a mo, thanks!
- Never go back on your step: we try to create a trip with good liaison to avoid going back and forth as it is a waste of time and money.
- When checking in hotel, hostels, guesthouse, home stay: always check the bed and linen, the toilet flush and shower head. Nothing more annoying than dirty sheet, toilets licking and no power shower! even if cold water only.
- Try to avoid room with Air-con, it can get very chilly at night. A fan is enough and better if you don't want to get sick.
- Always smile and don't get annoyed by hawkers: the best is to not reply, smile is enough... don't engaged conversation, waste of time and energy. Don't forget: you're are on holidays!
- Never pay in advance: just to avoid disappointment and frustration. Always pay on departure to allow negotiation.
- Meet new friend: you learn a lot this way and also may change your plan!


Trip Length: 4 weeks
Blog Entries: 8
Photos: 257
Words: 5335

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
June 12th 2012 Bangkok: 01/06 -04/06 Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
June 15th 2012 Sanur : 05/06 to 07/06: 3 days Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Sanur
June 15th 2012 Nusa Lembongan – 08/06 to 12/06: 5 days Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Nusa Lembongan
June 19th 2012 Senggigi: 17-06 to 19-06 : 3 days Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Sengigi
June 25th 2012 PadangBai 13-06 to 16-06 : 3 days Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai
June 25th 2012 Kuta -Lombok: 20-06 to 25/06 : 6 days Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Kuta
June 26th 2012 Candidasa: 26/06 to 28/06: 3 days Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Candi Dasa
June 29th 2012 Ubud: 29-06 to 01-07: 3 days Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
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