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Kuta - The Flora Hotel Bar
AUGUST 2015: Click here to read our Indonesia Retirement Review. OVERVIEW: It is no revelation that Bali is already a Retirement Location for many expats. I came back to Bali because I wanted to look outside of greater Kuta to discover what ‘gems’ might lie around the island. Gili Air has already made it to my […]

Kuta – Bali – Indonesia – Information

On the Road West of Kuta
JANUARY 2015: ACCOMMODATION: You can use online booking applications to find and book accommodation if you want but you will be paying a premium for the convenience. A premium of up to 100% (even for heavily discounted hotels). Avoid Indah Hotel – it is terrible. The standard rooms are grotty, […]

Kuta Lombok – Indonesia – Information

Gili Air Gita Gili Sunrise in the Restaurant
JANUARY 2015: OVERVIEW: I landed in Kuta, Bali with the intention of only spending a couple of days there. I was only there to organise how I was going to get to Gili Air in Lombok. Gili Air was the main focus of my trip. However, when it was time to […]

Gili Air – Indonesia – GRANDPAcking Costs

Gili Air Shuttle Boat to Bangsal
JANUARY 2015: Click here to read our Retirement Review. THE FAST BOAT(s) TO BALI: For detailed Information about Gili Air click here. The day before I was due to leave Gili Air, we heard that the Fast Boats to / from Bali had been cancelled due to poor sea conditions. This was […]

Gili Air – Indonesia – Departure

Indonesia Map
  2016: ATMs: From my experience, the ATM machines in Indonesia can dispense a maximum of 30 notes. This means that the transaction limit is 1.5m in 50k notes or 3.0m in 100k notes. Lessons Learnt: Try and find the 3.0m ATMs because, with ATM Fees and Foreign Transaction Fees, […]


Gili Air Gita Gili Waterfront Restaurant Scene
DECEMBER 2014: Click here to read our Retirement Review. CROSS REFERENCES: Click here to read about my arrival in Gili Air and to get more information. TRANSPORT: There are no motorised vehicles allowed on the island. You have 3 basic options: walk, bicycle, or catch a horse-drawn taxicab. There are […]

Gili Air – Indonesia – Information

Gili Air View Across the Harbour
DECEMBER 2014: Click here to read our Retirement Review. THE FAST BOAT: My arrival in Bali went without any problems. As promised, the minicab picked me up from my hotel in Kuta Bali at 07:00 on the dot. We spent another 20 minutes picking up others from other hotels until […]

Gili Air – Indonesia – Arrival

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DECEMBER 2014: GETTING THERE: I used CHEAPFLIGHTS.COM to book my flight from New Zealand to Bali. VISA ON ARRIVAL: After baggage scanning / security you queue up for your VOA. There are several counters so the process is reasonably stress free and speedy. The VOA voucher has US$25 printed on it. […]

Bali – Indonesia – Arrival