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hootie_inc

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anyone been to bali recently?

quite keen to go since its much quieter and peaceful now
should be cheaper too right
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droplet

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Depends on what you define as quieter and peaceful, coz from what I know many Singaporeans have snapped up dirt cheap Bali tour packages and having a helluva time over there so most probably your peace and quiet would be disrupted. All the Bali tour packages have been sold out and there'll be another run of packages again. So well enjoy the economics of terrorism. Guess there's something to be thankful for despite all the mayhem and bloodshed.

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architec

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Not recently though, although the last time I was there had a hell of a great time at ubud. Great place, with lotsa restuarnts with great ambience, and great prices. Kuta was great for surfing too although not so sure about it this time of the year!

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effy

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My friend told me how they have become so poor, it's a lil' dangerous. As in your money and all, better be careful.

And she was like forced to braid her hair when she din want to, at a ridiculous rate.

But I want to go there though, perhaps during the study week

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hootie_inc

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Total Posts: 1997
jus got back from a heavenly time in bali

and im happy to report that
bali is good

despite everybodys fears of another round of bombs
we still stayed in hard rock hotel, ate at hard rock cafe, macdonalds, lounged by starbucks, watched charity shield in a pub filled with ang mohs and chewed wrigley's chewing gum.

its all good.

and thank heavens,
that despite the constant travel alert warnings
from uncle bush and friends,
the women were still out in full force,
getting 50 cents drunk in the clubs,
getting cold wet from the surfing,
needing suntan lotion out on the beach,

its all good.

as for all the annoying hair braiders and oil massagers,
jus smile and say no.



let love in
fear is only in the mind
hootie_inc

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golgolex

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Oh, so that's where you were. In Bali. Was wondering where you had gone. Your posts were noticeably absent for a while.

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Justin

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That good? Are the people there still worried aoubt terrorist attacks?
Hope you got a good deal hootie, apparently now is the time to go there since its cheaper.

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hootie_inc

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Total Posts: 1997
no. not really.

hard rock hotel is not a good place to stay in bali
too many handphone ringing singaporeans, obnoxious chinese indonesians, retired flabby australians, fat and loud americans and non-stop chattering aunties.

call me a sexist, but i need my booty fix.

the pool was nice tho. so was the long suffering staff. and the excellent chocolate brownie served poolside.

if you're into the branded hard rock experience, then nothing in kuta comes close. big time security, big stretch bedroom, big meals servings and long hallways framed with nearly identical lead guitars

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ganelon

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Yup, now really seems to be the time go bali...

My friend is going end of the month and she was showing me pictures of where is stay. From the looks of it really seems like paradise... Dirt cheap as well... Bali stopover to melbourne on garuda airlines for $400++ only....

But then there is always the terrorist thingz esp recently the marriot hotel blast... What a dilemma...

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guitar

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went to Bali with my wife earlier this year, stayed at a 5-star secluded resort.. the package was cheap, $500 per pax for 3 nights & return flight which included 90 min spa everyday.

That said, we didn't like Bali at all. Didn't like the people, didn't like the culture.. oh well.. that is our view.

Phuket was a lot better. (went recently) It was cheaper, people were more friendly and the sights were better. (eg James Bond island)

The flight and hotel was cheaper too!

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Yue

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Never been to Bali yet but just went Phuket in July. People were very frenly! To the extent that the roadside stall owner took a pic of me with my fren when we dined there..

I like Phuket, will definitely go back there again. Nice scenary, cheap everything, frenly people, wonderful memories

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vortex

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Yeah Hardrock hotel is not worth spending on. The ocean view may I add overlooks a hugh cluster of run down atap houses and dirt roads.

The beach is nice though. A lot of kawaii babes and hunks. And it's a nice long stretch. Nice for endless strolls.

But if you're on budget, stay at the local guest houses. It'll cost $10 a day with hot water and breakfast.

Rent a van & a driver too. Can go up to Nusa Dua and Lovina beach and get a driver who can double up as a tour guide. And as hootie_inc has said. IT'S ALL GOOD!

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ellen

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I wonder, do you guys go on WIND-SURFING and all the outdoor beach activities? I am going to Bali this coming December. I am looking forward to the beach. . . .

Was it the heat that keeps you guys away from the beach?

How is the beach? is it clean?
Can we swim in the clear water?

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guitar

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yah tell us about your trip later this year. Wonder what Bali is like now.

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