July 23, 2021

4 thoughts on “Bali Trip 2016

  1. Hi Rolf,

    Wow, looks very good. Always tempted to go Bali, but settled for the cheaper Batam/phuket instead. One day will try it 🙂

    1. Hi LP,

      Thanks. You should definitely try at least once.

      I been to Phuket before and it left behind a splendid memory for me and wife. I prefer Bali because it is generally more organised and nearer than phuket. For Batam, I been there so many times due to work, but it is not so safe I feel.

      Price wise, Bali is not expensive either. You look at my photos, will think that all looks expensive, but they are in fact very affordable and reasonable pricing. Our total spendings are 1.2K +/- for two of us including hotels and all spendings but excluding the flights which I exchanged using miles. In fact it also included the extra tips I normally generously pay my guide, because we really like him a lot over the years.

      Of course it is still up to individual preference and my guide cum Bali friend really educated us a lot.

      Compare to the money many loss in stock markets, I think it is nothing to have happy times with your close ones.

  2. Love Bali! Fantabulous! Oh man, seeing your pics remind me of the nice memories I have. I always stayed in pool villas though – that's the one weakest I have, but I don't care too much for brand names if there is a redeeming factor 🙂

    Yeah, I know what you mean. Business class on short-flight countries aren't that expensive if we have some points/miles or promotions to take advantage of.

  3. Hi Kevin,

    I also quite like Bali except for the higher terrorist attack threat it has to withstand after the Bali Bombing in 2012.10.12 after 2011.09.11.

    I see that you also like to travel very much?

    I stayed once in pool villa also with a local brand hotel also. It is also good. But for this time, my wife is able to get very special rate in this new hotel.

    Actually I started redeeming my miles for economy tickets. But because the most basic-lowest mileage redemption scheme in the economy class ran out, I have to use more miles for the next higher scheme. Then I was told by customer service that for almost the same miles in the middle-scheme for economy class, I can exchange for Business class lowest scheme. That is the reason and all I had to pay was approximately S$400 for 2 business class tickets.

    So sometimes what seems expensive can also be relatively reasonable. Anyway, the whole most important point is we enjoy our trip!

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