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Category Archives: Getting around Bali

Getting Around Bali [A guide to transportation in Bali]

Getting Around Bali [A guide to transportation in Bali]

Selamat datang ke Bali! (Or “Welcome to Bali!”) Now that you’re in Bali (or doing some pre-trip planning), you might be wondering just how you should be getting around Bali.   The choice(s) for transportation in Bali may seem very obvious to many, and extremely overwhelming to others. Getting around Bali might not be as simple, compared… Continue Reading

The BaliManual Guide to Using Uber

As Uber (Grab, Gojek and other apps included) continue to linger in the local news, we thought you might benefit from some tips on how to use Uber in a way that will not attract the wrong kind of attention.   In Bali, taxi companies and local transportation groups despise Uber. They hate the effect this… Continue Reading

Uber in Bali – Why it shouldn’t be banned…

Uber in Bali – Why it shouldn’t be banned…

Why the Balinese ban on Uber is not a good thing (and why the country actually needs Uber or GrabTaxi). Only several months after beginning operations in Bali, Uber (and GrabTaxi) has become a target of the local “transport community”. After angry Bali taxi drivers protested against Uber and GrabTaxi in january, the provincial government of Bali has stated… Continue Reading

Anatomy of a Motorbike Accident in Bali

Given the chaos that is Bali roads, it is only natural that accidents can happen. It is amazing that there are not more accidents than there are, given the sheer amount of people and style of driving, but they still do happen and the entire situation is much different than that of a western country.… Continue Reading

Dealing With the Traffic Police in Bali

Dealing With the Traffic Police in Bali

Unfortunately, things in paradise aren’t quite perfect.  Indonesia is among the most corrupt countries in the world and things don’t seem to be getting drastically better.  Government officials on all levels are largely open to bribes and sometimes even require them before they will do any sort of work. While the average expat will probably… Continue Reading