7 Things Nobody Tells You About Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a very famous travel destination. Tourists of every kind are exploring the islands. There is a ton of information and tips. You can read thousands of blogs, watch vlogs and get a variety of guide books. There are many travelers who share their experiences and have some special tips.
Although, every place has its blind spots, nobody talks about. We tried to find out some of them and share it with you. Let´s see what we found!
Get away from the touristic areas and you will find a real paradise
There are many touristic attractions and sights which travelers visit because of their beauty. Those places are crowded fast and it might be exhausting to visit them. If you go your own way, to the places which are not this famous, you will be stunned. Bali has much more to show than the touristic sights. There is a hidden paradise behind the wall of touristic attractions.
The Balinese transportation
Bali´s public transportation is based on motorbikes or scooters. You can get a ride via gojek or grab. There are private chartered vans and only one bus company (Kura Kura Bus) which has a view routes. The easiest way to get around is renting a scooter by yourself, so you can be independent and you don’t have to pay the driver to wait somewhere.
Not all beaches are paradisiac
The impression of Bali is, that there are only beautiful beaches looking like a paradise. Don’t get confused. There are beaches which are not this impressive and might be dirty as well. But you will definitely find some of the beautiful beaches you imagined.
Monkeys are not only cute
Monkeys are everywhere. They are the famous theme for all travel pictures. They look cute and funny but be warned that many of them will try to steal your goods or might bite you. Even though enjoy and appreciate the sweet creatures.
Don’t take everything for granted
If people give you information or you read about something, don’t always take it for granted. Shops might be closed even the time says that they should be open. People might offer you special tours for a fixed price and will try to get more money later. So, don’t take everything you hear for granted.
There is an authentic way of experiencing Bali
In Bali, you definitely have the chance to experience the country in a very authentic way and not just as a tourist traveler. There are families you can stay with, there are a lot of homestays and other ways to get to know the real culture and traditions of the Balinese people.
Bali is composed of 4 islands
Last but not least, a fact about Bali. If you hear about Bali, you think it is an island. Bali is actually composed of four islands. One Island which is actually called Bali, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan und Nusa Ceningang. Good news! You have more than one island to explore plus they are pretty close to each other. Each and every island is unique and definitely worth to visit.