Flight and Travel Plan
Ride the waves, dude!
Accommodation and Prices
Daily dose of delightment
Buses are a great way to get around the city, but there are some Indonesian mobiles available to hire.
- Badung Traditional Market, where you can score some really good deals on shirts and other assorted items. Warning though; don't buy any vegetables from these markets! Indonesian vegetables are different to Australian ones, and they are acclimatized to the bacteria on the vegetables while we are NOT. If you have a strong stomach, feel free to try, but don't say I didn't warn you!
- Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali (Bali Provincial State Museum), if you're in the mood for a little education. This may seem strange, but they are quite different to the Australian museums, showcasing Indonesian excavations and other cultural artifacts.
- If you're in the mood for something relaxing, there's always the pools and lounging chairs inside the Bali Garden Beach Resort. Everything is at your fingertips, and the service you will find most excellent.
- The benefits to being in a new country is that you could just walk around town and discover what Denpasar has to offer.
However, there are things that Indonesians do NOT do when they talk to others.
- Touching on the head is EXTREMELY disrespectful.
- Using your left hand to greet is also a bad move, as it's associated with grime and dirty things.
For a delicious lesson in the food in Indonesia, consider the Caraway Cooking Class. It's a surefire way to experience unique authentic Indonesian cooking, and is highly rated. Got to keep that diet right for surfing, am I right?
Weather Report (Prakiraan Cuaca)
6th - 27 degrees Celsius
7th - 24 degrees Celsius (This is a colder day, so be sure to keep warm!)
8th - 35 degrees Celsius (A scorcher! Don't forget the sunscreen.)
9th - 30 degrees Celsius (Optimum temperature for surfing. Clear skies and high waves, too!)
10th - 25 degrees Celsius (Surfing on this day isn't the best idea. Ridiculous weather.)
11th - 29 degrees Celsius
12th - 31 degrees Celsius (High waves on this day, definitely wake early!)
13th - 22 degrees Celsius (Try to stay inside. Torrential rain.)
14th - 33 degrees Celsius (Best weather for exiting the wonderful city of Denpasar.)
These weather reports are subject to change, so pay attention to the news for updates. Use the useful language section for translation.
Useful language for communication.
Harga Pas - Fixed price (Don't bargain.)
Berapa Harganya? - How much?
Mahal! - Expensive!
Murah! - Cheap!
Sekilo - One kilo
Terima Kasih - Thank you!
Hai! - Hi!
Apa Kabar? - How are you?
Baik-baik saja. - Alright (Pronounced Bake bake sah-jah)
Berasal dari mana? - Where are you from?
Saya berasal dari ... - I'm from (Location)
Satu - One
Dua - Two
Tiga - Three
Empat - Four
Lima - Five
Enam - Six
Tujuh - Seven
Delapan - Eight
Sembilan - Nine
Sepuluh - Ten
Makanan - Food
Minuman - Drink
Restoran - Restaurant
Bioskop - Cinema
Toko - Shop
Kota - City
Kiri - Left
Kanan - Right
Taman - Park
Taman Kota - City ParkBerapa jauh ke pantai? - How far is it to the beach?
Tidak jauh ke pantai - Not far to the beach.
Hujan - Rain
Salju - Snow
Panas - Hot
Hangat - Warm
Dingin - Cold
Lembab - Humid
Angin - Wind
Angin Kencang - Strong wind
Tidak hujan - Will not rain
Hari ini - Today
Mendung - Cloudy
- DO try somethings outside of your comfort zone.
- DO explore the city of Denpasar. So much to see for yourself!
- DO have fun! Not everything in life is a chore.
- DON'T eat vegetables, or from the roadside stalls. Stick to restaurants.
- DON'T use your left hand to greet. It's not a good message to send.
- DON'T touch people on the head. Extremely disrespectful.