In every city i go to, i usually just buy local sim cards to get 3G or to be able to call local phone numbers without using my roaming.
As you exit the customs area of the airport, there is a stall where you can buy sim cards. Just give them your phone and they will give you a sim card for whatever phone you are using. I remember loading around 50k indonesian rupiah which was enough for the 3G service.
Although, the 3G wasn’t that strong in Bali, i think it was also because there were so many people in the island using one network. There were times of the day that it was slow, and there were times that it was fast but the nice thing about Bali is that there’s actually wifi everywhere.
For more information, check out this website I found. Click here.
New Years Eve Drinks! Happy 2014!
Warung Eropa Restaurant
Jl Petitinget No. 9D
Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 7471771
I kept hearing from other people that Bali is known for their crispy duck or what they call bebek, and since we kept passing this restaurant whenever we leave our villa, we decided to just try it. We asked the butler to buy for us and wish we had tried it earlier. Apparently they fry the small ducks which is probably the younger ones so one order of duck is just enough for one person just like fried chicken. Make sure to put to squeeze the lemon and eat it with some kind of soy sauce or maggie actually was quite good. If you’re a duck lover, its worth it to try it. Unfortunately, I don’t really know what the ambience of the place is so pls do some research if you’re quite particular about the restaurant you eat in.
The Legian Hotel Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 730622
We went here just to check out the sunset. Since it was peak season Potato Head always had a long line. Its one of the resorts by the beach that faces the sunset. The hotel looked really nice but I wasn’t able to see the rooms. There’s a bar near the pool where you can order food and have some cocktails.
Wah Wah Burger
Jl. Laksmana 11A,
Again, we were too lazy to leave the villa so we asked them to buy us burgers from Wah Wah. Its quite popular here but be ready to spend around 25usd per burger. Its expensive but totally worth it. All their burgers are wagyu burgers then you can choose from the menu on what kind of toppings you want. Check out the menu here. Make sure to try the Foie Gras burger, I really loved it. I also ordered the truffle fries but since it was soggy by the time it got to me, I didn’t really enjoy it but it was highly recommended by some friends. If you’re going there anyway, might as well try it freshly cooked.
Jl. Kunti 117 X 80361,
+62 361 738686
Open from 7am to 10pm
Since we couldn’t seem to get a table for New Year’s eve dinner because everything was either full already or was charging about more than 100 usd per head per plate and there were 9 of us so we found it a bit too expensive. We decided to just cook in our villa since there was a kitchen anyway. Bali Deli is like their Santis there where you can get imported meats, cheese, bread, and other condiments needed to cook a yummy meal.
The Samaya Villas Bali
Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Beach,
Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361,
(62) 361 731 149
Breeze is the restaurant that is located inside The Samaya Villa resort. Honestly, ambience was really nice cos it was just so breezy and it was facing the beach but the food was nothing great for the price. It is a 700usd per room resort, so can you just imagine how much the food was. Drinks were good and nicely presented. I would believe its nice to come here during sunset or happy hour to get a glimpse of the beach.
St. Fransiskus Xaverius
Jalan Kartika Plasa no.107
Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
We can’t go on vacation without going to mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. It takes about an hour to get here from Seminyak because of the traffic. Schedule above is for the english masses only.
Jalan Batubelig, 41
Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, Bali
(62) 0361 847 6722
This place is near our villa and every time we pass by there’s a long line of people waiting for them to get a table. Its also an open air restaurant and I got so curious as to why people are willing to wait in the heat.
One lunch, I asked the villa to order ribs for us to eat in the villa so I won’t need to line up. It was delicious and I’m sure it would have been better if it was fresh from the grill but it was good enough since it was much more convenient for us.
I’m not too sure how long the wait would be so I would not know either if it would be worth the wait. I love ribs and I enjoyed this one.
JL Subak Sari 13
Pantai Berawa Canggu
I got into yoga 2 years ago and since then I have gone regularly at least 3 times a week. It was one of the things i got really excited about when I booked our tickets to Bali, that I would actually be able to try to attend some classes in bali. I loved this place recommended by my yoga teacher here in Manila. I did the vinyasa flow class of Octavio and I loved it. Besides being a good teacher the place was just so calm and serene.
The yoga studio is an open air shed that they put in the middle of the rice fields so while practicing, you can actually feel the wind, listen to the birds, and see the trees swaying. Its an atmosphere that you will never be able to find here in manila except maybe if you do some yoga by the beach. You may check out the schedule here. They also have towels and mats available for the students for free.
The place is also a hotel, so there are rooms available in case you want to stay here too and relax.