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Staying Safe in Bali

Staying Safe in Bali

Unfortunately Bali is in the news for all the wrong reasons more and more often of late. There’s the more typical issues that come with concreting over paradise — over-development, pollution and trash disposal and, of course, the traffic — but there are also more troubling issues such as a rise in petty crime, theft, druggings and corruption.

Safety Tips When Visiting Beaches in Bali

Safety Tips When Visiting Beaches in Bali

Bali’s beaches are famous for their surfing and their sheer beauty. Hundreds of thousands of tourists hit Bali specifically to swim, bodyboard or surf along these shores. Yet despite the huge demand for this destination, tourists still don’t enjoy 100% safety there: visitors are vulnerable to sunburn, treacherous undercurrents, and even the miniscule (but very real) risk of tsunamis.

The Right First Aid Kit for Your Surf-Trip to Bali

The Right First Aid Kit for Your Surf-Trip to Bali

You should always bring a first aid kit when you travel abroad. The specific contents of the health kit are based on destination, duration of travel, type of travel, and the traveler’s pre-existing medical conditions. If your destination is to Bali, this article might help you to assemble your own health kit.

First-Aid Surf Tips: How to Treat a Reef Cut

First-Aid Surf Tips: How to Treat a Reef Cut

June 23rd, my alarm went off at 5:15am, as it does most days when I’m close to Indonesian surf. My work diary for that day included: “write guidelines for Surfline on the treatment for coral cuts.” Ironically, I haven’t had a bad cut for a few years. But an hour later, I was forced to throw my hands out to protect a head-nubbing and the photo tells the result.