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Can you drink the water in Bali?

Assuming from the tap, the general answer is no – donโ€™t do that. The water isnโ€™t chemically stripped of bacteria like it is in most western countries. So you should only drink mineral water from bottles, just try not to use single use plastic bottles and fill up your own water bottle instead from your […]

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Can Bali belly kill you?

Bali belly is real, man. Iโ€™ve had it or something very similar that came from food poisoning. A lot of people get it, just be ready to know what to do if it hits. For me, it was a whole night of making love with a toilet bowl and a bin in my lap. The […]

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Are Bali dogs dangerous?

Because of the large amount of stray dogs in Bali, many people are wondering whether Bali dogs are dangerous? Well, keep reading for your answer, from someone who has enjoyed many doggo good times in the last year. Most dogs in Bali are super friendly. They are used to being around humans as much as […]

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Are Bali taxis safe?

Generally speaking, taxis around Bali are very safe. For extra security you can use and would recommend a ride app like GOJEK or Grab. Youโ€™ll know what your price is going to be and can track the journey. The drivers in taxi cars are usually very careful, likely because traffic in Bali is crazy at […]

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Are Bali hospitals safe?

After having suffered a bali kiss and a potential infection as well as bali belly during my time in Bali, I can confirm that the hospitals are safe and actually are very good despite what some people say or presume. I have used SOSMED+ which is a local (usually 24/7) medic centre, of which there […]

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What are the beaches like in Bali?

Are Bali beaches clean? The beaches of Bali are generally clean and clear of trash or plastics. Though there are visible waterways which can sometimes be clogged up with trash due to the lack of recycling and education in this land, as well as the tourists that donโ€™t care about waste when they come to […]

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What’s the accommodation like in Bali?

In Bali there are a wide range of accommodation options available, with an even wider variety of pricing. It all comes down to, what do you need/want in accommodation? and what is your budget for accommodation? The kinds of accommodation in Bali are: Homestays – a live-in family rent out their home to visitors but […]

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What are the transport options in Bali?

The ideal mode of transport in Bali is without a doubt, getting your own scooter/moped. The freedom this offers you is endless, whilst there are roads everywhere in Bali there isnโ€™t always a consistent sidewalk. You can walk where you want to go, and even cycle via a rental. Youโ€™d just have to deal with […]

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How to manage your money in Bali

This section heavily depends on what country you are coming from and your bank. I will discuss here some of my personal tips as having a UK bank account, but also offer general advice about money in Bali. Bank setup Before you arrive in Bali, Iโ€™d recommend checking with your bank about travelling abroad. You […]

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How do the Bali airport and visas work?

Arriving into the airport for Bali, named Ngurah International Airport (or Denpasar, abbreviated as DPS on flight tickets) can be a tad confusing experience. As you come into the main halls off your flight you might encounter a variety of queues seemingly with no signage about what the queue is for. The truth is the […]