A Word of Ad­vice

Bali Plus - - ESSENTIAL INFO -

AT­TEND­ING CER­E­MONIES:

Re­mem­ber these are se­ri­ous oc­ca­sions and should be treated as such. Re­li­gious guide­lines:

• Al­ways wear a sarong and sash.

• Do not walk in front of peo­ple that are pray­ing.

• Do not use a flash cam­era or point your cam­era into the priest’s face!

• Never sit higher than the priest or the of­fer­ings.

• At cre­ma­tions, do not get in the way of the at­ten­dees - how­ever im­por­tant that pho­to­graphic op­por­tu­nity is!

• Women are not al­lowed to en­ter tem­ples dur­ing men­stru­a­tion.

N.B. When at­tend­ing Spe­cial Cer­e­monies or An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions as a guest or on­loocker, small do­na­tions are grate­fully re­ceived. Your do­na­tion will help in pay­ing for the of­fer­ings, and up­keep of the tem­ple.

DAN­GER­OUS SPORTS:

Make sure you ei­ther have per­sonal in­sur­ance or travel in­sur­ance that will cover any ac­ci­dent.

DRIV­ING:

In Bali, al­ways ex­pect the un­ex­pected, al­ways keep your eyes open and your mind on driv­ing. Be­ware of mo­tor­bikes! It is best to rent a car with full in­sur­ance as this will save time and money if you are in­volved in an ac­ci­dent.

You must use a hel­met at all times and have a valid li­cense.

MONEY CHANG­ERS:

Be very care­ful when chang­ing your money. Al­ways check the rate of ex­change and com­mis­sion (if any). Most im­por­tantly, al­ways count your money be­fore you leave the premises and, if you can, bring your own cal­cu­la­tor as the ones used by some places can be a lit­tle ‘in­ac­cu­rate’.

PETTY CRIME:

There have been a few cases of hand­bags be­ing snatched af­ter tourists have cashed money at Banks or Money Chang­ers! Put your money away in your ‘burn-bag’ or hold onto your hand bag tightly!

When chang­ing large amounts of money please check each note care­fully as there are a num­ber of (no­tice­ably) fake notes in cir­cu­la­tion.

When try­ing on gar­ments do not take your jew­ellery off and leave it ly­ing around - give it to a friend or leave it in the ho­tel safe.

When at a spa - use the jew­ellery box or locker pro­vided for jew­ellery.

SWIM­MING IN THE SEA:

Cur­rents and un­der­tows can be strong. Al­ways swim be­tween the red and yel­low flags and don’t swim too far out! Please, do not leave your be­long­ings unat­tended on the beach.

Thank you for re­spect­ing these sug­ges­tions.

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