BALI: NEED TO KNOW
Visa: Depends on your passport, but for the majority of countries (UK, European counties, Australia included) no visa is required for stays of up to 30 days. For further information head to www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entryrequirements-bali.html.
Weather: Wet season is October to April and dry season is May to September. Passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry. Currency: Rupiah. £10 = around 16,000 IDR, so expect to carry around a fat wad of notes.
Transport: Blue Bird Taxi’s are the most reliable and honest taxi company – there is a meter you can trust. Watch out for Blue Bird lookalikes. Hiring a scooter is the quickest and cheapest way to get around but the roads are crazy so wear a helmet and make sure your driving license and travel insurance covers scooter hire abroad.
Balinese people: Balinese are super friendly and amazing hosts. They are respectful and have a peaceful nature, so always treat them in the same manner.
Haggling: At the market stalls you are expected to haggle for a bargain so don’t be afraid to go in with some hard (but friendly) negotiations.