With more than 13,000 islands, indonesia is considered the largest archipelago in the world. Located 8 ° below the equator, Bali is a small island the size of Corsica in the heart of the archipelago, and is washed by the Indian Ocean.
Bali has an area of 5633 square kilometers to about 3 million. The Island of the Gods, as we like to nickname, is a true paradise it is always exciting to discover … Within an overwhelmingly Muslim Indonesia, Bali, with 95% of Hindus, is a world apart. Easy access through its domestic and international airport as well as its naval routes and road infrastructure, it has many advantages and is an Eden for both tourists and locals for whom she often reveals a land Home.
With its 5630 km2 (140 km long and 80 wide) crossed by a chain of volcanic mountains, the highest of which rises to 3,142 m, the majority of the population is concentrated around its capital Denpasar, the seat of the governor of Bali and 7 other cities, capitals of the corresponding 7 prefectures. The multitude of sometimes annual tri-yield rice, a unique phenomenon in the world and the tourist trade make Bali the island’s richest countries (per capita). It is known, however in the middle of the modernism that continues to preserve its ancient culture and the island of a thousand faces has not finished delivering its secrets …
Sunset in Lovina
Tropical (dry season from March to October-Air: between 26 and 33 ° C Sea: between 27 and 30 °) Bali has a hot and humid climate throughout the year. Near the coast, the temperature ranges from 27 ° C (dry season) to 32 ° C (rainy season). In the mountains, it is around 20 to 25 ° C depending on the altitude. The dry season is from March to October and the rainy season from November to March with more marked rainfall from December to February. However, there may be showers even in the dry season but short and mainly in the afternoon.
Bali rice cultivation
Bali lived mainly from rice cultivation to the middle of the twentieth century, at which time the government encouraged diversification of the production of goods for export. Marine resources have been little exploited and fishing is still an activity reserved for the poor. The island has not experienced true industrialization except in the south where there are few textile and furniture companies. The craft is also a dynamic activity, mainly for tourists and for export. But the last thirty years is tourism, which is a large part of the Balinese economy, with nearly two-thirds of the island’s resources.
Religious ceremony in Bali
The Balinese practice Hinduism, unlike other islands who practice Islam. Bali is a small island in the vast Hindu Islamic ocean. Every day we watch the graceful processions of men and Balinese women. The women are dressed in their most beautiful sarongs, a small belt tied around the waist. They wear, head high, vertiginous pyramids cakes, flowers and colorful fruits, fantastic set pieces that will live the space of a prayer.
Local Food in Bali
Cooking and flavors
Balinese cuisine is rich and varied. The national dish is nasi goreng, based fried rice with pieces of meat, vegetables and egg. In Bakmi goreng, rice is replaced with fried noodles. The sates are small grilled skewers of meat on a wood fire. Usually watered a peanut-based sauce. Also eat fresh tuna, crab, lobster, law salads, babi gulin, roast suckling pig, the bebek tutuh duck with honey, the island specialties. The fruits are tasty mangoes, pineapples, papayas make excellent juice, guava and lychee are along busy streets or markets.
You can enter and leave the country with as much currency as you like and change euro everywhere in Bali. (warning travelers checks are not accepted everywhere). The credit card is also useful for withdrawing money in the tourist part of the island (be sure to have a consequent withdrawal limit for your personal expenses). Minimum 3% commission (beware of “Money Changers” unlicensed).
The cost of living
For 1 euro = 16700 Rp:
A liter of petrol: 6500 Rp
Renting a moped for automatic month: Rp 500,000
Renting a AVANZA: Rp 3,500,000
Price of a room hotel: Rp 390,000 a 30,000,000
Annual rent a beautiful villa with pool: Rp 180,000,000 / 300,000,000 rp
An hour and a half from home massage: Rp 80,000
Nasi goreng bought from a street vendor: 7000 Rp
A glass of wine in a chic bar by the sea: Rp 150,000
A race 10 minutes by taxi: Rp 50,000.
Annual tuition for a child of 10 years at an international school: 65 million Rp Rp 200,000,000
A liter of milk: Rp 18,000
A bottle of vodka: Rp 750,000
A Bintang = 15 / 25,000 Rp
A pack of Marlboro Red: Rp 15,000