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  1. Ryan K Biddulph
    September 22, 2019 @ 11:33 pm

    Daniel what a guide. I learned these lessons during the year I spent in Bali, on and off, over 8 years. I love the place. People are warm!

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    • dankiteski
      September 23, 2019 @ 9:22 pm

      Thanks, Ryan. Bali sure is amazing! 🙂

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  2. Anahita Irani
    October 2, 2019 @ 8:26 am

    Gosh, you have mentioned some very important points one must consider before traveling
    to Bali. This is a brilliant post, I will share with my fellow travel bloggers .

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    • dankiteski
      October 2, 2019 @ 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Anahita. I am glad you’ve like it.

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  3. Jennifer Prince
    October 4, 2019 @ 1:11 am

    Oh wow! The advice about the wallet is so valuable. That would be so scary to get bribed, but it’s a great way to make sure you don’t lose much money. And those taxes and fees at restaurants can really get you. This is a useful guide – I hope to head to Bali someday!

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    • dankiteski
      October 6, 2019 @ 10:44 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. I hope you do soon.

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  4. Shreya Saha
    October 4, 2019 @ 3:45 am

    I have been to Bali recently and I wasn’t aware of many things that you have shared here. I wish I had known about Bemos, that could have saved me a lot of money while getting private taxis. Also, I was not aware of Arak, thank God I did not come across it while I was in Bali. I will make sure others know about it and avoid it too.

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    • dankiteski
      October 4, 2019 @ 10:10 am

      Thanks. I am glad you had a better time in Bali that me.

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  5. Bhushavali N
    October 4, 2019 @ 7:40 am

    Wow! That’s some incredible insights. Yes, most fast-eastern countries do have severe punishment for drugs and sometimes carrying things that are considered regular food in other countries (like poppy seeds) are considered drugs here. So yeah, we need to exercise extreme caution.
    Upto 21% extra on food bill? Whoa! That would make a significant difference.
    OMG! I’ve never read such a creative tip – carrying 2 wallets is indeed an amazing idea! Will keep that in mind.

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    • dankiteski
      October 4, 2019 @ 10:13 am

      Thanks. I am glad you’ve liked my tips

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  6. Blairvillanueva
    October 5, 2019 @ 8:37 am

    Bali is an island like any that needs to respect their rules coz we are just guests. I laugh those who vent how rules are crazy but they forgot they are not in their territory. No matter where we travel, we all should be respectful and mindful, and travel will be more meaningful.

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    • dankiteski
      October 6, 2019 @ 10:16 am

      You’ve said it just right. People have to start acknowledging the rules that are laid out and need to respect them

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  7. Yukti
    October 5, 2019 @ 12:46 pm

    Wow lot of useful details for first timer travelers to Bali. I loved the idea of carrying two wallets to fool the corrupt police officers. I too agree on carrying international Driving license so that in foreign land we may not end up in trouble. Trying out at Warungs look interesting.

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    • dankiteski
      October 6, 2019 @ 10:18 am

      Thanks, Yukti. I always advise people to carry an international driving license.

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  8. Cecilia
    October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

    This was such a helpful article. I see so many articles about Bali and things to do there, but this covers so many things I never thought of. Your point about stray dogs is always my approach when I visit foreign countries…even the USA. Anywhere really. As much as I sympathize and want to show the dog some love, I know that many strays aren’t treated so nicely so it more often than not their reaction to defend themselves and attack. I usually just play it safe and avoid them even though my heart breaks for them at a distance.

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    • dankiteski
      October 6, 2019 @ 10:14 am

      Thanks, Cecilia. I completely agree with you say, I only hope that someday the administrations around the world will release an act on the betterment of man’s best friends.

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  9. Hailey
    October 6, 2019 @ 9:52 pm

    I have to say you got my attention right away with the drugs tip! Although I would never do drugs anyway, it is a great reminder that it’s so important to have an understanding of the laws of other countries. I had never heard the tip about having two wallerts either, but that it so smart!

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    • dankiteski
      October 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

      Thanks, Hailey. I know the tip is kinda bizarre but it worked great for me.

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