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10 Health Benefits Of Including Yoga Classes In Your Bali Villa Holiday Itinerary

One of the benefits that Bali villas give holidaymakers who rent them is the flexibility to take part in numerous activities without being tied to the meal times and other restrictions that are part and parcel of staying in a hotel. As such, you can come and go as you please and book time for activities when it suits you.

One of the most popular activities that holidaymakers to Bali participate in is yoga. Given that Bali’s culture is steeped in spirituality and mindfulness, it is little wonder why yoga studios and classes are plentiful throughout the island. As for how yoga can benefit you, you will discover this when you read through the ten health benefits of yoga we have highlighted below.

Health Benefit #1 – Improved Posture: As you stretch and boost your muscles, including any imbalances, yoga can help improve your posture. This is especially important as we grow older given that our posture diminishes with age. Yoga also makes you more aware of your posture so you will automatically correct it.

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7 Tips To Save Money When Holidaying In Bali

No matter where anyone travels abroad on holiday, they will want to ensure that the available budget they have set aside for their trip, lasts them for as long as possible. This applies no matter where the holiday location is, but given that Bali is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, we thought it would be useful if we focus our attention there.

In particular we want to explain to you some ways in which you can save money whilst you are holidaying in Bali, and in turn, either allow you to buy more for the same amount or be able to bring as much of your money back home with you as possible. First, let us look at some quick money facts for when you travel to Bali.

  • The currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah which is abbreviated to IDR.
  • The average exchange rate versus the Australian dollar recently has been about 11,000 IDR = 1 AUD.
  • Most businesses in Bali are not allowed to accept Australian dollars.
  • Cash is king in Bali as many market traders and small stores do not have credit card machines.
  • Cash can be withdrawn from local ATMs.
  • Larger hotels, stores and restaurants will accept credit and debit card payments.

Now you have the basics of money in Bali, let us now look at 7 ways in which you can save money when you are in Bali.

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Check-out Umalas When You’re Next in Bali

In Umalas, you will find affordable private villas, lots of gorgeous sights and all the modern amenities you need.

There are beautiful rice fields and traditional buildings that reflect the culture of Indonesia. Umalas is truly a representation of Indonesia and its culture. The beautiful rice fields produce a lot of excellent crops and are a joy to see. The beautiful beaches are a great place to play in the sea or to soak up some sun. There are also a lot of local foods available in the town of Umalas and trying them all can be a lot of fun. These are just some of the things you can do on holiday in Umalas.

Umalas Villas

The best way to enjoy Umalas is to stay in one of the many private Bali villas they have. You will be able to stay in the heart of the country and you can find a villa large enough for two or for an entire family. There are also luxurious hotels that can accommodate couples or groups.

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Tattoo In Bali

Is It Safe To Get A Tattoo In Bali?

Getting a new tattoo can be quite an expensive endeavour in a country like Australia. This drives a lot of people overseas, where prices are generally a lot lower, even for work of the same or better quality. Bali is a favourite destination for people heading overseas to get a new tattoo. I mean, who wouldn’t want to stay in a Bali villa for a week, relax on the beach with a few drinks, and get their tattoo done – without spending more than you would on the tattoo alone in your home country.

In theory, this sounds great. However, a lot of people have concerns about the health and safety aspects of getting a tattoo overseas, especially in a place like Bali. Is it really safe to get a tattoo in Bali?

In Most Cases, Yes

If you’re careful, yes, it’s absolutely safe to get a tattoo done in Bali. This means doing your research before you choose an artists, making sure that you have a good design before you get it inked, and above all, looking after your tat after you get it done.

What Could Go Wrong?

If you’re not careful enough, there are a lot of things that could go wrong when you’re getting some new ink while on Bali holiday, leaving you with a living nightmare instead of your dream tattoo. Some of the most common issues that people come across include:

  • Infections caused by poor hygiene and safety standards. These are probably the biggest risk associated with getting a tattoo done somewhere like Bali. Infections like HIV, Hepatitis or even Herpes can be contracted if the tattoo studio isn’t following the right hygiene practices. However, as long as you choose a decent studio with a good reputation, you should be fine in this regard.
  • Poor quality work associated with cheap ink. If cheap inks are used – and they are in some of Bali’s budget studios – you might find that your tattoo fades and loses its ‘shine’ after a relatively short amount of time.

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Money Handling Tips for a Bali Holiday

Whenever you go overseas you will find the money is different and, you cannot pay using Australian money; Bali is no different. Not everything can be paid for with a credit card, so you need to use Bali currency, the Rupiah or Rp when abbreviated. Larger hotels will take credit cards, while smaller accommodation such as some Bali Villas and guesthouses do not.

Why cash is important

So make sure you have plenty of cash for the small things you will need such as drinks and snacks, transport and other things that don’t cost a lot. Many smaller boutique stores and cafes won’t be able to change a large note so it’s important to have smaller ones. Keep larger notes for purchasing high ticket items.

Don’t take travellers cheques

You may have heard that taking travellers cheques is the safest way to carry money that can be used in an overseas destination; not so in Bali. It will be difficult to cash such a cheque there. Cash and your credit/debit card are the best ways to go. And a credit card is handy for booking tours in advance when you need to pay a deposit.

Money exchange

You can easily change Australian currency to Rupiah at a bank, your hotel or at an official, licensed money changer. However, it is important to take care when dealing with money changers. Most are honest, but some are not, as in any country. Money changers offer the best rate of exchange and hotels usually offer the lowest. Banks are good but the queue is usually long and slow and you don’t want to waste your holiday hours waiting.

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Why Bali Should Top Your Must Visit Holiday Destinations

Bali is so easily accessible by air, than many tourists imagine. The image of Bali as an island on the South East Asia region tends to convince many that they can only access it via the sea, but this is not true. You can visit the islands through different international airlines. The island is home to numerous resorts and luxury villas, excellent hotels not forgetting the scenic landscapes that make it a top tourist destination. The presence of millions of tourists in Bali has not destroyed its uniqueness.

If you are looking for top class or luxury accommodation, you will be spoilt for choice here. You can choose from home stays where a tourist can spend $20 per night, but if this is not your thing, you can go for the super deluxe resorts and luxury villas, which can cost up to $2,000 per night. You do not have to stay in a single location during your entire vacation at Bali. You can shift from one resort or villa to another as you keep moving to different areas in the island.

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