A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Alexander

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Alexander » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:10 am

Well the Lonely Planet overs good info to. You need to book those tours at your hotel, not from those guys hanging arround taking tourist on trips and tours. They are real thieves!

Alexander

marie06

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by marie06 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:34 pm

Emm, if the hotels are charging £1pm for internet, how much do you think a trip to Komodo would be if booked through the hotel? Although that would probabaly be the safest way to go. Domestic travel anywhere in Indonesia is risky. Their planes are unsafe - One airline was grounded by the government as they had been using second hand spare parts and had a bad safety record. In fact, last I heard Indonesian planes aren't allowed to fly into European airspace. Garuda doesn't fly here any more. And their ferry's are floating death traps - at least, they float before they sink! One waiter we spoke to on Lombok told us he prays every time he goes home to Bali by ferry! Plus, the tides around and between those islands are treacherous.

BTW - Lonely Planet is good, but it isn't always entirely accurate.

Just saw this - http://lomboklovers.aforumfree.com/lomb ... ks-t78.htm
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ElTel

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by ElTel » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:12 pm

have a good holiday :D post the photos when you get home

Alexander

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Alexander » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:45 pm

Well Indonesia is not anymore the organised place it used to be when it was governed by the Dutch...

Alexander

marie06

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by marie06 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:13 pm

Well - you would say that :D My Grandad was Dutch, so I would too...

Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:26 pm

Well everyone, we are home safe and sound, I have lots of photos to share with you all, also I took photo's of plants that I've not seen before so hopefully that will have you thirsty for more, and as for £1 per min for Internet, our rep got £25 a week the hotel shuttle bus driver got $2 per day and drinks, well that's where most of our money went on.
1Ginger Ale,1xFanta,1xBintang local beer =133:100 rupiahs = £8:63.
I need time to sort all the updates and e-mails out so once that's all done I will start to add the plant photos, and add the rest of the holiday photo's to my web shot account, the link being at the bottom of the page, but I will tell you when they are done, I need some sleep now as was up at 06:30 on the 1st Dec, we got picked up at 13:30 to got to the airport(Bali-Hong Kong) and then Hong Kong to London Heath Row and got indoors here at about 08:15, I went though all the post made shore the car would start then went to bed for an hr or so and was picking the cats up from the cattery at 11:45am this morning and now I feel as if I need to go back to bed for more sleep as did not sleep much on the plane coming back from Hong Kong as it was really noisy what with engines etc.
I've missed you all.

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Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:35 pm

Hi Nick, welcome back icon_thumright Hope you had a good one and look forward to the pics :wink:
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Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by trachy1973 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:56 pm

Welcome back Nick, hope you all had a great time in Bali. icon_thumleft

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Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by redsquirrel » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:23 pm

welcome back nick,missed you too m8 icon_thumleft
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Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:55 pm

I have some time alone tomorrow morning so am hoping to put some photo's on then if I can, but must tell you there are about 175 of them, all taken for your enjoyment, I hope your like them, the heat nearly killed me taking them.

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This plant has roots that come from above the soil or sand to help support it and has giant fruit like big fir cones.
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So that's just a few to wet your appetites

Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:24 pm

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Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:37 pm

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Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:52 pm

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These are of a Ginger Plant, name unknown.
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another view of the earlier ginger flower
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Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:06 pm

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Nick

Re: A Post Card From Bali Hyatt, Bali

Post by Nick » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:20 pm

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