Tips to move around Bali

Tips to move around Bali

Getting around Bali is not easy at all. It is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia and lacks good infrastructure

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Getting around Bali is not easy at all. It is one of the smallest islands in Indonesia and lacks good infrastructure. 20-kilometer routes can take you more than an hour. In addition, due to the lack of good roads and consistent options for public transport, its chaotic traffic must be added. Driving through Bali is not easy: apart from driving on the opposite side of most Western countries, you will see that there are only four lanes and that there are hardly any traffic regulations.

By motorcycle, one of the best transportation options in Bali

A priori it may be the most convenient option to move around Bali because it gives you the option to move wherever and whenever you want. In addition, the rental price is ridiculous, about € 5 per day approximately and the liter of gasoline costs € 0.50. To rent it is also very easy. You do not have to go to any specific office, they offer it in many informative posts and even in the street. So we could say that it is the best vacation transportation options In Bali, although also the most dangerous.

What documentation do you need?

Also, keep in mind that the Balinese police are corrupt. Although to rent a motorcycle do not ask for the international driving license (just leave a photocopy of the passport is already valid), it is essential to have it. The police will not hesitate to stop you if you see that you are a foreigner. Many do not take it out and they know they can make a cut. As there is no stipulated fine for not carrying this document, they will ask for what they want, normally between € 10 and € 30. If you do not give it to them, they will take your motorcycle to the warehouse.

Private driver, the best option to move around Bali

As we have indicated before, if you do not have much experience with the motorcycle and want to save yourself problems, booking a private driver is one of the best options to move around Bali. This was the option we chose for our trip to Bali.

How do they work?

He picks you up and drops you off at your hotel. The tours usually last up to 10 hours, although there are also half-day tours if you do not want to visit so many things. A price is agreed upon before getting into the car, which is always paid when you go down, and you indicate the places you want to visit. Bali is not very big, but you have to keep in mind that moving around Bali is heavy and slow, so from 10 hours, more than half you will spend in the car.

How to choose the route?

At the time of doing the tour is very important that it is one way, as they say. That is, the route follows an order. If you want to see the whole island, our advice is to divide your stay, at least, in two areas. One in the central part, for example, Ubud, and the other in the southern part like Kuta and its surroundings. That way you will not waste time on long trips. To leave and enter the south of the island there is always a lot of traffic and there you can easily lose 3 or 4 hours.

How much should I pay for a private driver in Bali?

It all depends. It is not the same to go with a street driver than with one who has his own agency, which will cost more. Of course, the street will ask you the same or more than the other, although as you know in Indonesia almost always dribbles.

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Body Image Lessons That I Didn't Learn From A Professor

What I realized about body image my freshman year of college

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Girls usually struggle with self image in general. But the game changes when it's time to go to college. When you are constantly surrounded by your peers, you begin to compare all of the little things they do to you. You compare their bodies to yours. You try to figure out what they are doing that you're not. Or vice versa, why they don't have to do anything to look the way they do. But by the end of my first year, I realized that I would never be happy with myself if I kept thinking this way. So I recorded some realizations I had throughout the year that helped me to improve my body image.

My body is, and never will be the same as any other girl... and that's okay

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It can be so easy in college to compare your body to the girls that surround you. Like the one's live with and you see on a daily basis. There is no point in comparing apples to oranges, so why would you compare your body to a girl who was made completely different? So what you can't fit into her party pants, you can rock another pair just as well.

What works for her, might not work for me

Daily Planner

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With different body types, comes different food and exercise needs. Some girls don't need to work out or eat healthy to keep a slim frame. Some girls are naturally muscular. Your routine needs to be catered to you, and there is no need to analyze what someone else eats or does to try to attain their stature. You have to do what feels right for YOUR body to have a good self image.

Don't spend too much time on istagram

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Obviously social media effects our body image because of how easily and frequently photos are edited and then presented for the most likes. So if there is a certain account that always makes you feel bad when you see their content, unfollow, and take that aspect out of your life. However, because social media is unavoidable you can't completely escape all the provoking images. So when scrolling, think positively about those who's pictures you see, don't compare, and be aware of the previous lessons.

It's okay for your body to fluctuate

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The weight and look of your body can easily fluctuate, It's just natural. And in the same way your life fluctuates, your body may follow along and thats not a big deal! In exam season, there might not be enough time to go to the gym everyday. Or during the holidays there might be an increase of indulgence in treats. But its all okay as long as your getting things done or enjoying life. The only time it becomes an issue if the fluctuations turn unhealthy.

Cut out the negativity

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If a friend is constantly complaining to you about their body, it can trigger distress in you, and set you back. So if someone else's body image issues are interfering with you mentally, you need to call them out on their B.S. or stop allowing them say those things in front of you.

Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in

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If you wear things that you feel comfortable in, then you wont constantly be thinking about how your stomach, legs, or arms look throughout the day. Wear something that you are confident in, even if it means wearing leggings every day of the week!

I'm not a little kid anymore, therefore my body is not going to look like one

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Curves and changes that come after high school can take anyone by surprise, but it's supposed to happen. You can't really be mad at biology...you can only find the beauty in it.

Everyone has their own insecurities

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Even if someone has your ideal body, odds are they still despise theirs. I have met friends in college that are stick skinny, yet are self conscious about it. I know curvy girls that are very insecure. And even an "average" body type has a thousand things that they nit-pick about themselves. No one has their dream body and never will, which is why I had to learn to love the little things about mine.

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