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Old 26th September 2017, 7:54 AM   #16
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Should you travel there with the looming threat?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-2...-agung/8980904
Jesus Christ, sensationalist much!? It will mainly effect the north of the island. You can still see the difference in the landscape from the last time Agung erupted, almost desert like with small trees and cacti. The ash is the worry and it will only shut the airport down if the winds blow in the right direction.
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Old 5th October 2017, 7:22 PM   #17
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So after many years of not going, im going, Seminyak to be precise...........what to look out for, apart from the obvious boogie board bags
If you're into doing that type of thing while you're there, be careful, there are scams where someone will try to sell you a small boogie board sample and then tell police waiting around the corner apparently.

Anyway, avoid Uber, use either Bluebird Taxis or Grab Car app, they're better than Uber.

Many closer villages to Kuta and the surrounding areas you can be dropped off by, but you are "not allowed" to be picked up from the villages - ie they "ban" uber, grab, national taxis. They want you to hire "local taxis" which often cost more than Australian taxis for the same distance, so just be aware of that.

I'd prefer to go somewhere like Padang Bai - costs about $7 by a share minibus to get there, and there get a ferry to Gilli Islands or something there. (not sure if thats in volcanic area).

I honestly didnt rate the closer central areas that much.

edit: Okay thats directly south of the volcano lol.
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I'd prefer to go somewhere like Padang Bai - costs about $7 by a share minibus to get there, and there get a ferry to Gilli Islands or something there. (not sure if thats in volcanic area).

I honestly didnt rate the closer central areas that much.

edit: Okay thats directly south of the volcano lol.
Padang Bai should be fine, the whole north east area may have issues with ash. Most of the lava flows are in the north based on the last eruption. As for the ferry, get the fast one. I have never used a cab in Bali, I always organise a driver, only $30 for half a day.
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