sis riandrew bat ganon most of the hotels we visited were creepy din, parang eerie yung feeling di ba? si hub pa sabi parang nasa twilight zone daw kami kase the first one we visited we were led to room #24, creepy kaya hindi nagustuhan ni hub. so we went to another hotel, the room boy led us to room #24 ulit!!! tinaya tuloy ni hub sa jueteng 24-24, kaso talo LOL!
am reposting lang sis on this thread kase i posted it sa kabilang Indonesia thread....
waaaahhh! sis riandrew am glad ganon na lang nangyari sa inyo, iskeyri nga!
we were also in Bali a week after you were there and fortunately we had a pleasant experience naman. siguro it helped na din that we were with a big group.
i never realized that a Bali vacation can be relatively cheap. our airfare was more expensive than the vacation itself
exchange rate was between 8200-8500 : 1USD
500usd yung pinapalitan namin and gulat ako when we were given 4,000,000++ rupiah! milyonaryo kami sa Bali LOL! i suggest huwag kayo magpapalit sa airport, better ang rates outside.
for the first 3 nights we stayed in a hotel in Nusa Dua (?), medyo expensive pero worth it naman. on our last two days, we hired a driver and asked him to bring us to a cheaper hotel. we told him our budget (around 50usd/night) and he was able to find one in Kuta. gulat ako kase parang boracay rate lang although syempre not as nice and comfortable as our first hotel, pwede na din coz natulog lang naman kami don, free breakfast pa!
for our tour naman, we hired the same driver to take us around. we paid him 500,000 rupiah for almost 10hours, kasama na don ang gas we were able to visit a few places lang kase 1pm pa kami nakaalis. we had to eat lunch pa. pero nice naman yung mga na-visit namin like the temples, rice terraces, jimbaran bay where we had our dinner by the beach and best of all shopping for souvenirs.
we bought our souvenirs at the local market thinking na mas mura. but our driver suggested we buy at Krisna Oleh-Oleh. Para siyang department store na puro souvenirs. I was able to buy a lot of stuff na for 2500pesos: keychains, shirts, sarongs, fans, hats, batik clothes for kids etc.
the following day, the driver picked us up to bring us to the airport (10mins away). He said free na daw coz we were nice to him. Katuwa!
Ooops napahaba na post ko I hope this helps mga sis!
Here’s the number of the Balinese driver in case you guys are interested:
Mr. Putu: +62 878 6135 1000