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Pulau Bali is one of Indonesia's top travel destinations. If you're planning a trip to Indonesia, you should definitely consider traveling to Pulau Bali to experience its world-class beaches, boating, and sailing. In particular, the Kintamani, Uluwatu Temple, and Tanah Lot Sea Temple are all highly recommended if you travel to Pulau Bali. But there's a lot more to check out in Pulau Bali, so be sure to look around the Pulau Bali travel guide in more detail.
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I have 24 hours at the end of a 2 week trip in Bali. Want to stay fairly close to the airport and maybe shop, otherwise just relax. I'll be arriving in the afternoon and fly out the next afternoon. Would you stay in Sanur, Kuta or Legian and why? Any mid-range hotels you'd recomend?
May have 6 days in Bali in Nov, what is the best way to get a taste of local life?
What's the Balinese i should have seen for sure if i can see only one?
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When wanting to change money on the streets around Bali, don't always look for the place offering the highest exchange rate, as more often than not they will be trying to rip you off.

Find out what the going rate is online, (xe currency convertor is one of the best), to get a general idea of what the current market exchage rate is, as a guide.

If, for example, the online rate is Rp7500, then look for a money changer offering around Rp50 either side of that amount.  Occassionally you'll come across a "nest" of changers sitting around Rp7800, which is too high above the going rate.

I have had, and heard of several experiences, where trying to change money at these higher rates has led to the customer being ripped off, or if you uncover the scam during the exchange process, they pack up and cancel the deal.  This happened to a friend of mine just recently using the above exchange rates as an example.

The vast majority of Money Changers are good, honest people, but there's unfortunately a few that will try and pull one over you. Be on guard!
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When traveling in Bali plan to stay in more than one place if you want to enjoy both culture and the beautiful beaches Bali has to offer.  The temples, Ubud and the rice terraces are a bit far from places like Semikay, Kuta and Nusa Dua.  The car ride can be 2 hrs plus and you will find it tiring.  Stay in Ubud for 2 to 3 days and enjoy all the culture Bali has to offer and then move it to the beach for a few days of rest and relaxation.
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Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort and Spa, Jimbaran Bay, Bali.

Lushly landscaped with sublime tropical plants, flowers and trees, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, generously decorated thoughout using classical Balinese motifs, and staffed with some of the most helpful people on earth, this is the best hotel I've ever experienced.
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