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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2014, 2019, 2020; 6 WEEKS (until April 8, 2020)

 

In Summary: Congested, Instagrammable, police bribes, Australian, polluted, expensive

Best scooter rental: Bali Transport Scooter Rental (great prices, free cleaning, helmets, raincoat; the owner even helped me out when the police pulled me over for not wearing a helmet). Mention 'dannybooboo' for 20% off.

  • So many distinct areas to explore on this 50mile island: Ubud, Canggu, Uluwatu, Kuta, Seminyak, Lovina
  • The vast majority of cafe’s are outside/without A/C which makes it uncomfortable to work for extended periods of time.
  • Businesses will charge you between 8–12% tax. Some prices are inclusive and some are exclusive of this tax.
  • There is a latin dance community (ubud) active each night of the week!
  • Surprisingly, the produce at the supermarket is of low quality. Many times I find the item is old or soft or soggy.
  • Sometimes the ATM machines release your debit card after you take your money. I forgot mine once.
  • The corrupt police are a little too active for my liking. I got stopped twice on my way home and had to bribe the first and tell the second I already bribed one.
  • The play this mad hatter type music everywhere, you'll hear it outdoors, in grocery stores, everywhere.
  • Stairs are decorated with colorful flowers with awesome designs (ubud)
  • Must be the vegan capital of the world. That and meditation, yoga, mindfulness stuff.
  • Watch out for scooters driving the wrong way on a one-way road
  • Skinniest roads ever and two cars still just barely fit on them
  • Rent a scooter, they cost 37,500–60,000IDR for the cheapest/smallest engines. The best price I got was on a nicer bike at 1,200,000 per two weeks when they started at 250K per day

I also visited Gili Trawangan, Nusa Lembongan, Canggu, and Kuta.

Known For: Suckling Pig/Babi guling, yoga, vegetarian/vegan paradise, Jamu
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CITY IMPRESSIONS

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ITEM
  • Coworking Day Pass
  • 1-Hour Massage
  • 1-Month Gym
  • Beard Trim
  • 16.9oz Water
  • 2KG Wash+Fold
  • Americano (small)
  • Expresso
  • Salmon
  • Tenderloin
  • Chicken Breast
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Monthly Scooter Rental
INDONESIAN RUPIAH (IDR)
  • 220,000
  • 60,000 – 220,000
  • 650,000 – 900,000
  • 80,000
  • 3,300
  • 14,000/KG
  • 20,000 – 30,000
  • 15,000 – 16,000
  • 364,000 – 390,000/KG
  • 160,000 – 176,000/KG
  • 76,500 – 89,900/KG
  • 259,000 – 440,000/KG
  • 80,000 – 134,500/KG
  • 23,200 – 35,000/KG
  • 23,000 – 33,900/KG
  • 76,900 – 92,900/KG
  • 18,600 – 44,900/KG
  • 13,000 – 16,500/KG
  • 13,900 – 111,400/KG
  • 8,600 – 17,500/KG
  • 9,000 – 95,000/KG
  • 450,000 – 700,000
US DOLLARS ($)
  • 15
  • 4 – 15
  • 45 – 62
  • 5.49
  • 0.23
  • 0.44/LB
  • 1.37 – 2.06
  • 1.03 – 1.10
  • 11 – 12/LB
  • 4.99 – 5.49/LB
  • 2.39 – 2.80/LB
  • 8 – 14/LB
  • 2.50 – 4.20/LB
  • 0.72 – 1.09/LB
  • 0.72 – 1.06/LB
  • 2.40 – 2.90/LB
  • 0.58/LB
  • 0.41 – 0.51/LB
  • 0.43 – 3.48/LB
  • 0.27 – 0.55/LB
  • 0.28 – 2.96/LB
  • 31 – 48
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