FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – 15th Port – Bali, Indonesia – Day 34

March 4, 2016 by  

Sunday, February 28th

  • The Bali bay was abuzz with boats of all sizes zipping back and forth as we sailed in at 2:00 pm.

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  • As we walked down the gang plank we were treated to a traditional Balinese Cultural Show.

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  • Then we hit the tourist information booth inside the terminal and were floored when they said the cost of a taxi was $25 US to go 7 kilometers to town. Hello? Are you people serious? “Let’s Make a Deal” is what you have to be able to do to get a decent price for a taxi. Oh, and yeah, not to mention running another gauntlet. This time its taxi drivers all desperately trying to get your attention. Been here, done that. You just keep walking until you finally hit the end of the line where the price comes down drastically. And even at $10 it was $5 too much! The problem is crazy tourists saying “it’s only $10” and totally screwing up the economy here. 13,000 Bali dollars = $1 US.
  • Got Gas? Not a problem if you have a scootah in Kuta.

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  • After two hours of walking around in balmy Bali without a breeze and dripping sweat from more high heat and humidity we called it a day.

FUN-cocktail – Stepford Sister – Beefeater Gin, St. Germain, Elderflower Liqueur, Averna Italian Bitter, fresh lemon sour.

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