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Cheap Holidays to Bali

Updated on August 28, 2012

Shopping in Bali at the markets !

 

I have heard a lot about shopping at the markets in Bali!

 You can buy a large range of items from fine art and handicrafts such as antique, semi-antique and modern furniture, all kinds of paintings, delicately crafted gold and silver jewelry, wood and stone carvings, masks, woven and dyed fabrics, etc. in many shops in the Kuta/Legian area, in Sanur, in various handicraft villages, the Sukawati market on the way to Ubud and in the town of Ubud.

In most of the shops you can have fun and bargain for the best price. Be especially careful with the vendors near popular tourist attractions such as Tanah Lot or, for instance, the rip-off artists in the Bali Aga village Tenganan who are well-known for selling fake "antique" fabrics (even spray-painted instead of woven cloth) for very high prices.

Shopping in Bali

I heard it was great shopping in Bali & fun !
I heard it was great shopping in Bali & fun !

Getting to Bali

 There are a few ways of planning your trip to Bali

1. You can just book a package deal & stay in a place chosen for you.

2. Look for cheap airfare deals & choose your own hotel

3. Join a travel club & get great deals on resorts etc

4. Buy your airfares  & do something really diferent & volunteer your time at an orphanage

where they provide accommodation for helpers.

Go on a Bali cruise !

Have Romance aboard a Bali boat !
Have Romance aboard a Bali boat !

What to do in Bali

There is plenty to see and do in Bali. Check out

Boat, helicopter and seaplane tours to visit the volcano , monkeys , temples and more !

Balinese dance performances;

Wayang Kulit & traditional drama

; Museums & exhibitions;

Water sports like snorkelling which is where you will find me !! & many other leisure activities, as well as shopping.

Balinese dance performance

Relax & enjoy a show
Relax & enjoy a show

Explore the Countryside

Make sure you get out of the city & explore the countryside !
Make sure you get out of the city & explore the countryside !

Visit the Monkeys !

Watch your belongings around them !
Watch your belongings around them !

Weather in Bali

You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. From December to March, the West monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains start during the night and pass quickly. From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you'll have hardly any rain in the coastal areas.

Even when it rains in most parts of Bali you can often enjoy sunny days on the "Bukit", the hill south of Jimbaran Beach. On the other hand, in Ubud and the mountains you must expect cloudy skies and showers throughout the year (this is why the international weather reports for "Denpasar" or "Bali" mention showers and rain storms during all times of the year). In higher regions such as in Bedugul or Kintamani you'll also need either a sweater or jacket after the sun sets.

Get Married in Bali

They will organise it for you over there!
They will organise it for you over there!

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