Well, your itineraries for the day were set. You just walked out of your vacation rental toward where the chauffeur was waiting when suddenly it started raining. Since all of your itineraries’ settings for the day were outdoor, you couldn’t help but to mutter some profanities.
This insane video of Alexander Tikhomirov traveling around Bali, snorkeling, surfing, riding motos and this is how life should be all the time!
Planet Earth is a big place, and as over 70% of it is ocean with around 620,000km of coastline, there are a LOT of places to go surfing. Long distance travel has never been quicker, Google Earth means scouting new potential surf destinations is so easy that new spots are popping up every other day, and the wonders of the internet mean the surf media gets our eyes on all these new discoveries with just the click of a button; consequently bucket lists grow daily, and there isn’t enough aspirin in the world to deal with the headaches that ensue when trying to get your family and friends to agree on where and when to go on your next trip. Sometimes, if you really want to tick somewhere new off your list, you just have to step up and go it alone.
Bali/Indo’s dry season runs May-Sept ish and coincides with the more consistent swells, as well as the thickest crowds. Crew surf the Bukit, they go Desert’s, The Ments, Nias, etc. The wet season, when the winds blow more from the north west (than NE) coincides with Europe’s winter, might get a touch less consistent swell, but still gets it, and the ‘other’ side gets going. The other side is the east facing coast, where mainly righthanders live, like this one, and several others.
Deputy of Foreign Tourism Marketing Development I Gde Pitana says Indonesian tourism has been adjusted to attract as many tourists as possible from those countries. “We noticed their favorite, holidays in each of those countries, and their habits while on vacation,” he said on Monday, October 26.
Foreign tourists visiting Bali spend an average of US$125.93 per day and stay an average of 8.66 days on the Island
In the wake of last week’s allegations that the Australian government paid people smugglers to return asylum seekers to Indonesia, the relationship between the two countries is once again under strain.
If media headlines were the only barometer, it might appear ever thus.
The Provincial Government of Bali is reminding the public wishing to holiday on the Island to only use travel agents licensed by the government.
Starting on April 1, 2015, immigration at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport reportedly will no longer require foreigners to present an arrival and departure card.
To boost tourist numbers, Indonesia from next month will waive visa requirements for nationals from an extra 30 countries — but not Australia — the government has announced.