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Things to Know Before You Travel Bali - For the ultimate experience!

Bali's tourism has skyrocketed. This island paradise offers the ultimate beach vacation that you will absolutely love! Here are some things you ought to know before you leave for Bali.

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Visas

First things first, you have to have all your documentation in place. Make sure your passport does not expire in the next six months which is a requirement to enter the country. Bali offers on arrival visas for around 140 countries. Check the list, and if your country is one of them, you do not have to apply for a visa prior to your arrival. You will be getting a 30-day stamp to stay in Bali. If you ever feel like you need more days, and 30 days doesn't cut it for you, you can always extend this visa for 30 more days, but you will be charged. It is around USD $70 for renewal. Make sure to book accommodation before your arrival so that you don't waste any valuable holiday time looking for one. You can look into Seminyak resorts, the likes of Katamama for a cosy stay.

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Vaccines

It is better to take some medical precautions before you set off to Bali. The CDC recommends that the travellers take hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid vaccines. You should also take precautions against rabies in malaria too. Before you head off, visit a travel clinic and do a complete evaluation of your current medical history. They will suggest what you will require.

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ATMs

One thing is for sure, you will feel like quite the millionaire when you first arrive here. One US dollar is equal to around 14,100 Indonesian rupiahs. And therefore, these trips are very favourable for Western and American visitors. And that is the reason why you will see most people from Australia heading off to Bali on a yearly basis. You can withdraw cash at several ATMs in Bali. Cash-out a large sum at once so that you do not get charged for transactions multiple times. Securely store cash and beware of pickpockets.

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Seasons

Bali is not a destination that you can undertake any time of the year. Although prices drop drastically in certain times of the year you must be aware that certain months and seasons can be quite inhospitable for activities like trekking, surfing and so on. Try to avoid the rainy season which starts in October and ends in April during this season. It is quite difficult to drive around and go sightseeing which is why the recommended times to visit Bali is from May through to September where temperatures range from 22°C to about 31°C respectively. However, if you do not mind the wet season there are certain activities which you can check out too.

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Mopeds

Bali is home to a large number of mopeds, around 2.5 million. These are all over the island and you can easily rent one to get around. As the Bali public transport system is not very efficient, the mopeds are the way to go when in Bali!

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