Geography and Climate Bali:
Bali Island and few smaller islands are part of the province of Indonesia. The capital is Denpasar located in the south part of the island. Daytime temperatures vary between 20-33 Celsius and the monsoon is in place between October to April and December to March.
Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Balinese and Indonesian with English and Chinese (for tourism industries)
Religion: 83,5 % Balinese Hinduism
Voltage 230, Freq 50Hz
Indonesia country code is +62. Local SIM cards are sold everywhere without any problem and data speeds of 3G and faster are the norm across Bali.
Bali shopping introduces you to fine art and handicrafts, typical furniture in wood, paintings frame, masks etc. Markets, shops accept cash but not all accept credit cards. The shops in Bali open late from 10:00 – 23:00. Best of Bali Shopping is in Kuta & Kuta Square, Ubud, Mal Bali Galeria in Kuta, Celuk Village.
Minibus, Van, Small Dokar (Pony Carts) and Ojek (Lift from motorcycle or motorbike that takes paying passenger) are easy to find.
You need an International driving licence to drive a car in Bali and you have to pay attention because driving in Bali is different from other countries: “you are responsible of everything is in front of you”. On the roads it is common to find small stones, sand & dust.
Walking is a great way to explore and get around the popular areas.