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To Do And Not To Do in Bali

Although it is only one of 17,000 islands that make up the island chain of Indonesia, Bali is no doubt the most popular among tourists. People adore the island for is pristine landscape, stunning scenery, and white sandy beaches. When you decide to book a trip to Bali you will experience some of the best locations for snorkeling and surfing as well as top-notch accommodations.

As you travel throughout Bali, you will definitely understand why many people come back to it. The people are very friendly, always with a smile on their face will do everything they can to ensure you enjoy your time here. The currency used in Bali (and Indonesia) is the IDR (Indonesian Rupiah).

It is also important that you respect the customs and traditions in Bali. Although many people do not have problems with tourists, you will find that people are more willing to help if you observe their customs and put forth a good attitude.

Here are some things to remember:

- Never touch anyone on the head as this is very rude

- Be sure to take off your shoes when entering someone’s home

- Pointing with the hand is okay, but you should never point with your foot

- When visiting a temple, never hand clothing on the walls and be sure to sit below deities or honored guests

- Always hang underwear on the lowest rung

- Never walk under underwear

There is no need to obtain a visa in Bali if you have a passport with any one of the Indonesian counties. However, a VOA (visa on arrival) is available at the airport and costs about $25 and varies depending on how long you plan to stay in Bali. The Indonesians are very strict so it is important to never overstay your visa.

Before traveling, it is also important to check with your doctor if there are any shots you should get. Bali is home to many varieties of bugs so it is important to have the proper immunities within your body. Also, many people will also suggest that travelers do not drink the tap water because you may become sick. Bottled water is very cheap and readily available so this shouldn’t cause any major problems.

A little planning beforehand, will guarantee a nice, enjoyable vacation for you and your family. The island has a lot to offer and the last thing you want to worry about is angering a local or getting sick.

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