Make sure that you read blogs/ reviews before going to any destination, esp Bali, Indonesia.
It was our first time in Bali, Indonesia, so we were very excited. However, some of our Bali experiences spoiled our excitement, to wit:
1. The simcard that we bought at the Denpasar Airport was not working when we went out of the airport. We werent able to use it in the entire trip. So please , we do not encourage you to buy any simcard at the airport, it may be USELESS, based on our experience
2. I read about airport transfers from Denpasar to Seminyak, so I had a little idea on how much would it cost. They offer 300,000 IDR, but i was able to haggle at 150,000. only to realize that it may only cost about 100,000 IDR. But we arrived at the wee hours , so fine.
3. Do not use taxi service for your tours. They will bring you to Barong Dance that is so not worth your money with an entrance fee of 100,000 IDR each. Sorry but in my opinion, it was a waste of money, and time. See other reviews about Barong dance and you&#39;ll know what Im saying. Also, do not hire any taxi service as that taxi driver will be the one to decide where to go and not you. we insisted on going to places we&#39;d like to visit, but still he would have some justification that it&#39;s too far, only to realize that its just a few miles away when we checked upon return to the hotel. I dont know if its just our driver or most of the taxi drivers in Bali. Sorry to generalize but it gave us a terrible impression of the taxi drivers in Bali. His taxi&#39;s body number is 622 and even made use I think of his personal car Toyota Rush in our scheduled trip DK928 OA. He said his name is Wishnu.
4. The only saving grace for this trip is the Hotel where we stayed, the Harris Hotel Seminyak. All the staff are warm, friendly and English-speaking. And the rate is very affordable.
I hope that this would be a helpful tip for any one of you who wishes to visit Bali anytime soon.
Hoping that my experience was just an isolated one. Enjoy though, I may be generalizing.