The beaches on the island are really not impressive like I thought it would be. I did several days in Kuta, there’s a big beach there. It is perfect for the surf, the waves are sometimes really big, but normally perfect for beginners. So I stayed around 6 days there. I did several days of surfing and then I had problems with my neck so I needed to stop and move to gili Island.
I rented a bike there. That is I think the best way to do if you want to see all over the island. I did around two days just on the bike visiting the island for new beaches and nice places. I checked at lots of nice hotels there too. In Bali it is really commercial, there’s tons of small shopping places everywhere with really nice brands, there’s a lot of restaurants like Mc Donald, KFC, etc..
There’s really nice places too, Kuta I think it’s too commercial, but it’s insane for partying at night. there’s lots of night clubs with nice Dj’s. The best one is called Sky Garden. I’ve been there around 4 times. There’s 4 floors, around 8 different rooms with different music.
Near Kuta there’s a nice place more relax called Seminyak. Nice small restaurants there. Less expensive than Kuta and a lot more cute. There’s a lot of bars and smaller nightclubs also but nothing like on the Legian Street in Kuta. I prefer Seminyak to stay and it’s around 10 minutes in moto from Kuta if you want to go out at night. The biggest after hours in this area is called La Vida Loca. It is quiet nice, but it could be dangerous so watch out. There’s tons of Prostitutes and trans –sexual there.
I did Padang Padang beach for a rip Curl competition. I think it’s the best beach in Bali. Well that I’ve seen. Small but really pretty, and there’s not tons of locals like the other ones. More tourist so you don’t feel alone there with all the local people who want to sell you stuffs on the beach.
In Indonesia there’s a lot of people, and they’re mostly Muslim. And sometimes it could be a little bit difficult. I was in Gili island during Ramadan but I’ll talk about it later. It is funny to see in the streets everywhere on the floor some donations to their gods. There’s a god for everything there, and everyday each person give a little something to the gods. Normally they do a little nest with flowers, bamboo, and any other thing they want. Some people even put cigarettes, incents some food, fish or shrimp. But there’s those thing all over the place, and often you don’t see it and you just walk on it.
That’s about it for Bali… If you thought like me it was paradise there, with incredible beaches and white sands well it is really not. But if you take a boat and go on other islands just near. There you can find the paradise you’re searching for. Like Gili island for example, where I passed another week there. Wow! Loved it. I’ll talk it you about it later.
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