DON’S BALI VIRGINS GUIDE
(UPDATED - MARCH 2009)
BEFORE WE START - A FEW HANDY TRAVEL TIPS
PAPERWORK: It’s a good idea to start up a checklist so things aren’t
forgotten about with last minute packing etc... Top of the list should include:
air tickets, passports, other form of photo ID (i.e. Drivers Licence or 18+ card).
Its a good idea to photocopy your passport and other ID, keep the originals in the hotel safe and carry the
photocopies with you. If you are taking prescribed medicines make sure you take enough with you for the trip
because whilst there are chemists in Bali they may not carry the same medication in stock. Its also a good idea to get
a letter from your doctor listing all your medications this may save problems with customs either in Bali or on your
return to Australia. Departure tax from Australia is included in your ticket price but you’ll need US$25 or equivalent in
Australian currency for a VOA (Visa On Arrival) in Bali and you will also need to keep 150.000RP for departure tax
when exiting Bali.
WHAT TO PACK: Bali’s warm tropical climate lends itself to light casual clothing. Would suggest taking 3-4 sets of
clothes and buy what you need when you get to Bali. All hotels have washing or laundry service facilities, however it
is much cheaper dealing with the roadside laundries direct and prices for items are very cheap (see average laundry
price list below). Its also a good idea to carry a small plastic zip lock bag filled with lifes little emergency items such
as: tissues, wet ones, toilet paper, paracetomol or asprin, band aid strips, roll-on insect repellent, etc...
THE FLIGHT: Economy passengers are only allowed 20kg in luggage and a further 7 kilos as hand luggage plus duty
free. Ladies are usually allowed a small handbag, a coat and umbrella. Most solid luggage suitcases weigh 7 kilos
empty so keep this in mind. Many seasoned Bali travellers use the large nylon zip up Nike style sports bars, they hold
as much as a suitcase