7 Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Bali

  1. Warm Temperature Is an Understatement

Considering Bali a warm holiday destination in spite of it having a year-round temperature of 32 degrees is downplaying the island’s power to make you bathe in sweat. Due to the intense heat, it is advisable to wear cotton fabrics and flip flops when enjoy a stroll around Bali on your holiday. If you can’t stand blistering hot temperatures, you can visit Bali in the months May to July when temperature is a little cooler.

  1. Bask in Culture

In Bali you can travel back in time by viewing ancient rituals and festivals that have been well preserved to this day. The ancient temples of Bali, along with the ceremonies and sacred offerings practiced in the area, gives you a glimpse of a bygone era, and the best part is that you can see such cultural traditions anywhere in Bali.

  1. Wear a Sarong to Blend In

If you are visiting one of the temples in Bali, do not forget to wear a sarong and sash which is customary attire inside the sacred place. Buy a sarong and sash in Bali and wear them in a way that the sarong covers the area below the knee, while the sash is wrapped around the waist.

  1. You Can Afford to Drink like a Fish

You can enjoy a drinking spree without making a dent in your budget in Bali as it offers cheap beers and cocktails. The best cocktails you can find in Bali are in beach clubs, bars, and restaurants, and you are in for a surprise upon discovering how affordable they are, but before you get accustomed to the idea that Bali has the cheapest alcoholic drinks, know that drinks that are too cheap even for Bali standards may give you a nasty hangover in the morning, if not a cause to visit a hospital.

  1. Eating Nasi Goreng is an Adventure in Itself

When you eat the Indonesian fried rice, nasi goreng you may reach a conclusion that while the dish is an acquired taste, there is a certain appeal to it. You can also try other Balinese dishes that are not as unusual as the fried rice, such as the babi guling which is Indonesia’s suckling pig or sate lembat which is a mixture of crushed meat, coconut, sugar and spices

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  1. Bali Truly Has Wonderful Scenery

A five to six-hour flight from Australia to Bali is a very small price you have to pay to find picture-perfect views, such as the rice terraces. You do not have to visit the main tourist areas to see the quaint charm of Bali because the local scene itself is full of areas deserving of a painter’s attention, such as an idyllic farm where animals are seen grazing, or local plants with majestic mountains as the background.

  1. You Instantly Become a Millionaire in Bali

If you go by the rules of Indonesia’s currency, you are automatically a millionaire in Bali, as your $AU100 is equivalent to 1 million Rupiah upon conversion. It is common to see foreigners paying in millions of cash (in Rupiah) when in Bali. You are smart enough not to be surprised when hearing locals talk about what seems like large sums of money when in Bali, whether they are talking in English or you are able to understand the local language. However, it is alright to allow yourself to be happy in the knowledge that wherever you go, you have a wallet full of millions with you—as you are in Bali. Because food and beverage in Bali are cheap, you can certainly afford to be a big spender even just for a night.