As busy and world renowned as Bali is, I was surprised to see it still retains its own original character.
Steeped in tradition, Bali has much to show/tell us. Stories of predictions by paranormals and reincarnations are everyday tales given to us by various taxi drivers.
Traditional dances tell simple but dramatic stories of good and evil, just as they did for centuries.
Bali’s beauty however lies not only in its unique and colorful culture but also in the land. Lush tropical jungles teaming with wildlife, golden sand beaches and terraced rice paddies are all here for us to enjoy today, and remember tomorrow.
We booked our tickets online with no problems. We have one stop in KL but I'm happy our luggage can be checked right through. I'm surprised that even though it's a domestic flight to K.L. from Sandakan we have to clear customs.
There was a cloud of volcanic ash from Java hanging over Bali. Most flights are cancelled. We are one of the few arriving. It's an eerie sensation flying through the thick grey mass. I'm happy to clear it and safely land!
It cost $25.00 for Canadians on arrival. No picture is required. It's a very quick process. There are ATM machines at the airport.
An older airport with so many shops and handicrafts I felt like I was at the market (higher prices though.)
It cost 90000RM ( $11.00)for an Airport taxi to Sanur. Fees are clearly posted and you must pay in advance. We had a very cheerful driver and in about 30 minutes we're at our hotel .
When departing remember to keep 150,000 Rupiah for the departure fee. We didn’t and had to go back out through security to an ATM.