By Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Adam Skolnick
”The mere point out of ‘Bali’ conjures up recommendations of paradise. It’s greater than a spot it’s a temper, an aspiration, a tropical kingdom of mind.”—Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Lonely Planet author writer
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You won’t find slick decor, flashy visuals, door staff and stiff entrance prices in Trawangan, where the parties started as raves on the beach and still have a raw, unorganised spirit. Local DJs normally spin hypnotic tribal sounds and superstar DJs have been known to turn up and play unannounced sets. Quiet sunrise on Gili Trawangan TJETJEP RUSTANDI/GETTY IMAGES © Top of section need to know CURRENCY »Rupiah (Rp) LANGUAGE »Bahasa Indonesia and Balinese MONEY »ATMs in all but rural areas on Bali and tourist areas of Lombok.
Bali Sunrise Trekking & Tours ( throughout the central mountains. com) Leads treks Safety Guidelines for Trekking Before embarking on a trekking trip, consider the following points to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience: »Pay any fees and carry any permits required by local authorities; often these fees will be rolled into the guide’s fee, meaning that it’s all negotiable. »Be sure you are healthy and feel comfortable walking for a sustained period. »Obtain reliable information about environmental conditions along your intended route, eg the weather can get quite wet and cold in the upper reaches of the volcanoes.
Nusa Lembongan In the Nusa Penida group, this island is separated from the southeast coast of Bali by Selat Badung (Badung Strait). The strait is very deep and generates huge swells that break over the reefs off the northwest coast of Lembongan. Shipwreck, clearly visible from the beach, is the most popular break, a longish right that gets a good barrel at mid-tide with a 5ft swell. A bit to the south, Lacerations is a very fast, hollow right breaking over a very shallow reef – hence the name. Still further south is a smaller, more user-friendly left-hander called Playground.