If you come to Bali you have to know that nearly everything is different there, than in your homecountry. Not only the food, the culture or the people are different. There are a lot of more signs you realize that you are in Bali.
- Traffic, traffic, traffic
In Bali you have to culculate more time for your ride than you would culculate in your hometown. You never know how your way to your destination will be. Maybe you will come quickly through the traffic or maybe your way will be two times longer than usually.
- Scooters are necessery
When you come to Bali you will soon discover that a life here without a scooter is not possible. With a car it is not possible to come fast from A to B. In addition there are actually no public transports. With a scooter it is so easy to go where you want and when you want. Just jump on it and you are ready to explore the island. Moreover gasoline is very cheap. You can tank up your scooter for 20.ooo IDR (1,40 Euro).
By the way… gasoline is available everywhere! The are a lot of small stands where they sell gasoline bottled in (Alsolut Vodka) bottles.
In Bali a lot of people are burning their rubbish so you often see smoke in the air or along the street.
- Highway stop
When it begins to rain in Bali, every scooter driver stops at the roadside to put their rainjackets on which are kept in their scooterpocket. It doesn´t matter where on the road you are, if it starts raining you stop, even if you are on the highway 😉
If you walk through Bali, no matter where, you will see little religious offerings on the streets. You find them often in front of buildings, houses or shops. They are everywhere!
- Supermarket overdose
You never have to worry that you don´t find a supermarket in Bali to buy water or some snacks. Every 100 meter there is one “circle k”, “minimart” or “indomarket”. This small supermarkets are everywhere und you get there basic things like bread, eggs, water, softdrinks and candy.
If you want to buy something or to rent something you will get a lot of free services from the locals. If you want to buy beer for example you can order a case of beer and they will bring it to your house. Or if you want to rent a scooter, they will come to your home to bring you the scooter and pick up the money every month. You don´t even need a minimum food order when you want to order pizza or something like that. They would bring you a coke if you would order it! I love it.