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