There is only one drop off
point for Domestic and International for taxi cab from the city. Don't take the porter service since you have
to pay them. You have to walk a bit longer going to the International
Check-in. For those taking 5J 280 which
is as early as 8:05am, you may want to see Rotiboy, Roti'O, Starbucks, Burger
King for breakfast which are all on your way to the terminal-proper.
Get inside the terminal. After the check-in counter
process, proceed to the second floor.
Prepare 150,000Rp (600Php)/pax for the Passenger Service Charge (seems
like Terminal Fee and Travel Tax in NAIA). Sticker will be pasted at the back
of your boarding pass.
Pass by the validation counter
so he can scan your sticker. Fall in
line on the Immigration counter; make sure that you have already filled-up the
Departure Card. After which, make sure
that your passport and boarding pass has been stamped with the departure date.
From what I understand, it is hard or local
banks in Manila are not accepting Rupiah, so better spend your excess money if
you still have any. Roam around the Duty
Free area (check on cheaper watch, bags, clothes, batik). Check books on sale at Periplus book store,
you may want to buy a guide for your next destination.
St. Francis Xavier Church Link: http://www.kutafx.com/peta-lokasi-gereja-fx/ Location: Jl Kartika Plaza, South Kuta
This Catholic Church in Kuta, also known as FX or St. Francis Xavier Church, is easy to find by cab. There is one English mass for the week, which is scheduled on Sundays 6pm.
Bali has better cityhood than
Boracay, but Stations 1, 2, 3 has better sand than Kuta-Legian-Seminyak.
Multitude fast motorcycles, flock of
Blue Bird taxi cabs, few horse rides (known in Philippines as
"kalesa") are what to expect in Kuta-Legian area. The government has applied one-way street
system, so taking cabs would mean longer travel before you reach your
destination. But don't worry fares in
Bali is not as expensive as we have in Manila.
Their flat rate is just 5,000Rp (20Php, 2013), and their meter is not
that high. You might be stuck in traffic
for more than 15 minutes, paying less than 25,000Rp (100Php, 2013).
In taking the road to Ubud,
you'll recognize how green the island is.
Flower like bougainvillea and trees like Indian tree is all over
aisle. Going further, there are tall
old trees on the both sides of the road, while passing by rice fields and traditional
Their intersections and
rotundas are with huge sculptures of their gods and goddesses.
than the beach, Bali is a food paradise. Not just good tasty food, but it is affordable
(compared to Manila) with an unexpected ambiance and appearance. Let me share to you our chow experience during
our stay in Bali.
Crewey Fishing Tackle
Poppies Lane 2 Gang Ronta No. 23 Kuta-Legian
Food: 8 out
Affordable (71,000Rp (290Php))
out of 10
Goreng (fried noodles), chicken sate
We saw this restaurant while going to beach walk area.Very simple, no fuss about it, decent and affordable, but the food is very tasty for the hungry.
Last destination we have for
the day is Pura Taman Ayun. Too bad that
the temple ground is actually not open to the public. There are only high platforms where the
tourists can see the featured structure inside the gates.
Pura Taman Ayun (Mengwi Water Temple) - This very pleasing temple was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi as his family temple. The terraced courtyards of the temple are set in very well maintained grounds, surrounded by man-made waterways and entered over a bridge. Mengwi is about 8km east from the town of Tabanan. [http://wikitravel.org/en/Tabanan]