Travel Advice

Remember these are serious occasions and should be treated as such. Religious guidelines:
  • Always wear a sarong and sash.
  • Do not walk in front of people praying.
  • Do not use flash camera or push your camera into the priest's     face!
  • Never sit higher than the priest or the offerings.
  • At cremations, do not get in the way of the attendees -     however important that photographic opportunity is!
  • Women are not allowed to enter temples during menstruation.
Make sure you either have personal insurance or travel insurance that will cover any accidents.

In Bali always expect the unexpected, always keep your eyes open and your mind on driving. Beware of motorbikes! It is best to rent a car with a driver as this will save time and money.

Be very careful when changing your money. Always check the rate of exchange and commission (if any) the money changer is taking. Most importantly, always count your money before you leave the premises and if you can, bring your own calculator, as the ones used by some places can be "a little inaccurate".

  • There have been a few cases of handbags being snatched  after tourists  have cashed money at Banks or Money  Changers! Put your money away in your 'bum-bag' or hold onto  your handbag tightly!!!
  • When changing large amounts of money please check each  note carefully as there are a number of (noticeably) fake notes  in circulation.
  • When trying on garments do not take your jewellery off and  leave it lying round - give it to a friend or leave it in the hotel  safe.
Current underfows can be strong, always swim between the red and yellow flags, don't swim to far out! Do not leave your belongings unattended on the beach.