Bali ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

๐ŸŽ Bali can be our initial base cause everyone wants to go to Bali ๐Ÿ˜› then we can split and do our own thing or form mini groups based on what people want to do โœŒ๏ธ

Here's just my list of interest and helpful info. Let me know your thoughts and places and I'll update! ๐Ÿค“ 

Places

Bali

  • Seminyak - most developed; crazy villas

  • Jimbaran Bay Seafood - sunset on the beach and seafood

  • Tegenungang - famous waterfall. Lots of people. Slippery!

  • Padang Bulia - lesser known amazing waterfall

  • Ubud - monkey jungle? Rice paddies = ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Uluwatu - more quiet, very scenic

  • Nungnung waterfall** - bucket list!

  • Suluban Beach

  • Gunning Kwai - temple

  • ? Tanah Lot - sunset

  • ? Besakih temple - up and up stairs

  • ? Sanur - less packed side to stay at

  • ? Thebalidriver.com

  • Mount Batur - 2 hour sunrise hike

  • speaking of this, I have a few recs too:

    1. Ulun Danu (Temple) https://goo.gl/maps/uNaQ88ktCRJcWBsd7

    2. Tanah Lot (Temple) https://goo.gl/maps/VZmFSK8rZ9xTWSiN8

    3. Uluwatu (Temple) https://goo.gl/maps/gZLL1JPtNdXELfcS7

    4. Tukad Cepung Waterfall https://goo.gl/maps/BLw3WV4rwxrgXTHM8

    5. Tegenungan Waterfall https://goo.gl/maps/X8y3P8CXVaapFbKcA

    6. Aling-Aling Waterfall https://goo.gl/maps/xknDB4kstPNMZfM87

    7. Tibumana Waterfall https://goo.gl/maps/ze6RrkVT9K9xJ9Lv8

Penida Island [east]

  • Nusa Penida - dinosaur hike (Kelingking), have a driver

  • Hike to bottom about 1/2 hour

  • Timing! Low tied could prevent boats from leaving

  • Ok so, here are a few places that you def want to visit in Nusa Penida:

    1. Kelingking Beach (don't just stay at top, hike down! Probably will take 2 hrs down and up) https://goo.gl/maps/hQtqEFAQRrQJobGh9

    2. Angel's Billabong https://goo.gl/maps/QQC1P5imKWEUTnqq5

    3. Broken Beach https://goo.gl/maps/dQeqAwDbnksjxett7

    4. Crystal Bay (sunset) https://goo.gl/maps/Ea4LqRuaeAaukCD19

Gili Islands (off of Lombok) [east] - No cars, just peddle bikes. More expensive.

  • Mawi Beach

Komodo Island [east]

Padar Island [east]

Java - Central [west]

  • Yogyakarta

  • Borobudur Temple

Java - East [west]

  • Tumpak Sewu waterfall

Skip ๐Ÿ™…

  • Kuta - too many people, most Westernized

  • Selong beach - crowded

  • Jakarta - big city, don't care


Missions

  • Unicorn in our own villa pool ๐Ÿฆ„

  • Meet up with Chi-e!? ๐Ÿ‘ฏ

  • Jump off some cliffs ๐Ÿณ

  • Sunrise at Borobudur Temple ๐ŸŒ„

  • Eat roasted pig ๐Ÿท (๐Ÿ˜ญ sorry piggy)

  • ๐Ÿ’ฉโ˜•

Know/Do

  • 2 blank pages in passport required if 30+ days ๐Ÿ›‚

  • Shots? ๐Ÿ’‰

  • Lo has Marriott discount ๐Ÿข

  • Have to pay to get on a lot of the beaches on Lombok ๐Ÿ’ฐ

  • Lizards and bugs everywhere ๐Ÿ›

  • Sarong to cover legs in holy places ๐Ÿ‘— and an extra tie thing to symbolize tying your mind to focus on the gods ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  • Blue Bird ๐Ÿš•

  • Go-Jex = Uber ๐Ÿ›ต

  • Post trip songs ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ“ฝ

โ˜€๏ธ April - November is dry season || โœˆ๏ธ Right after EDC

Airports ๐Ÿš€

  • Denpasar International Airport (DPS) aka Ngurah Rai International Airport - Bali

    • Leaving the parking lot, go out pass crosswalk, turn left for meter ๐Ÿš• or keep going till end, turn right, now out in the streets for cheapest rides

  • Lombok (LOP) - Gili Islands

  • Labuan Bajo (LBJ) - Komodo Island

    • About 1.5 hr from DPS

  • Surabaya (SUB) - Java east

Helpful Links ๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ

Map


From Thuy

To Mojo Jojo: mission ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ’Bali ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒด


App to download: 

โœ”๏ธGrab - just like Uber. There is a moped/motorcycle option. Good go get through congested traffic.


โœ”๏ธWhatsApp: Messaging app. Must download. Everyone on this side of the world uses this as a messaging system. Easy to contact your driver and excursion peoples.


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Day trip 1๏ธโƒฃArea: ๐Ÿšคtrip to Nusa Penida (Island)

Level: EFFING EPICCC ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Company: Nusa Penida Journeys

๐Ÿ’ต: $85 per person.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g2538506-d14006878-Reviews-Nusa_Penida_Journeys-Nusa_Penida_Bali.html


WhatsApp message them: 

+62 821-4404-4666

Book early! Arsana is the head guy. Heโ€™ll help manage and plan your trip. English is great! Better to go with you and hubby since when you arrive, you both can be on a scooter together with a driver or plan to have two separate drivers (donโ€™t rent and drive on your own, roads are crazy). THIS IS A EPIC DAY TRIP FOR REALZZZZ ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏplease go ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ


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Day trip 2๏ธโƒฃArea: UBUD (oooh-boood)

Places IN THIS ORDER:

  1. Bali Swing - get here early in the crack of dawned forever wait. Open 8am-5pm. $35 for package (hubby should not pay this amount).

  2. Tegallalang Rice fields. โ—๏ธnote: There are two SWINGS here as well for 150,000 rupiah ($10!!!!!!) the higher one is the instagramable since you see the rice paddy in the background!!!!

  3. Pura Tirta Empul - Balinese Hindu Water spring. You can get in the spring if you want to be blessed. ๐Ÿ‘™so bring a swimsuit just in case but it is mandatory to be covered up in a sarong which they will give you upon entry.


Notice: there are SO MANY things to see and do in Ubud. Monkey temple is there but I donโ€™t think itโ€™s necessary to go since theyโ€™re mean and you see them all over the island anyway. The market is great and they have cute bags!! ๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘œ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿงณ 


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Day trip 3๏ธโƒฃArea: East Coast

Point of interests:

  1. Lempuyang Temple - GATEWAY TO HEAVEN split photo!!!! And see the amazing Mount Agung from the back!

  2. Tirta Gangga - super cute Koi pond temple. Tip: buy fish food upon entrance, get hubby camera ready, you throw fish food around you. You are now the fish whisperer! Cute koi fish photo!!! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ 

  3. Ujung Water Palace - beautiful garden temple. Cute bridge photo and go up the stairs, super cool view and more photo ops.


In my experience, I hired a driver and specifically told them I want to see these 3 main places. I just found this on TripAdvisor and thereโ€™s a lot more you can see and I highly recommend it although I didnโ€™t get to do some of the extra stuff. BOOK EARLY. Good for couple or group (depending how long you wanna stock around to take photos). ๐Ÿ’ต$40 per person NOT BAD for the experience! ๐Ÿ’ฏthere is also another view of a large rice paddy field on the way back home to your villa hub. Driver will know to stop over to take on the view. If you decide to book with this agency, convince them to pick you up early for the Lempuyang Temple (2.5hr drive from your location). Line for the photo is ridiculous.

โ—๏ธnotice: price in agency excludes admission to the temples. Itโ€™s not a lot at all, always keep enough IDR (Indonesian rupiah) to buy snacks, drinks, souvenirs. 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductDetail-g297701-d14801730-Gate_of_Heaven_Water_Palace_Taman_Ujung_Virgin_Beach_Private_Tour-Ubud_Gianyar_Regency_Bali.html?


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Happy exploring!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜