Monthly archives: August 2015


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AUGUST 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start and end in Kuta, Bali and are spread over 43 nights. They include: Transport from the Airport to my Kuta Hotel 2 nights in Kuta on arrival (to sort out getting to Padang Bai) Transport to Padang Bai; 8 nights in Padang Bai Scooter rental in Padang Bai for 3 days Transport from Padang Bai to Gili Air; 23 nights in Gili Air Transport from Gili Air to Nusa Lembongan; 8 nights in Nusa Lembongan Scooter rental in Nusa Lembongan for 7 days Transport from Nusa Lembongan back to Kuta; 2 nights in Kuta Transport from […]

Bali – Indonesia – GRANDPAcking Costs



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AUGUST 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Padang Bai, Bali and include: A fastboat from Padang Bai to Nusa Lembongan 8 nights / 9 days in Nusa Lembongan 6 days of scooter rental (including petrol) 8Gb of fast Mobile Data A fastboat to Sanur, Bali (including transport to my Kuta, Bali hotel) N.B. I was in Nusa Lembongan in High Season so I was paying ‘top dollar’ for everything. Although this may have made some difference to my costs, given the costs that I negotiated and what I did, I don’t think that those differences ended up being significant. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on […]

Nusa Lembongan – Indonesia – GRANDPAcking Costs



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AUGUST 2015: Click here to read our Indonesia Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I enjoyed my short stay in Padang Bai but it was time to look south to Nusa Lembongan. As with Sabah and Padang Bai, this was High Season (the european July & August summer holidays) and I was expecting to pay top prices. GETTING THERE: The waitress at the Beach Inn told me that her uncle ran a Fastboat and that he could get me to Nusa Lembongan for IDR100k. When will I ever learn… I jumped on the back of her scooter and she took be to him. I […]

Nusa Lembongan – Indonesia – Information



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AUGUST 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Kuta, Bali and include: A minivan from my hotel to Padang Bai 8 nights / 9 days in Padang Bai 3 days of scooter rental (including petrol) 10Gb of fast Mobile Data N.B. I was in Padang Bai in High Season so I was paying ‘top dollar’ for everything. Although this may have made some difference to my costs, given the costs that I negotiated and what I did, I don’t think that those differences ended up being significant. CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Padang Bai. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this […]

Padang Bai – Indonesia – GRANDPAcking Costs



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AUGUST 2015: Click here to read our Indonesia Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: The last time that I was in Padang Bai, it was a whirlwind visit – I was on my way to Gili Air by fastboat. It felt a bit weird being back again after all this time (December 2014); I admit it, I was tempted to jump on a fastboat to Gili Air to say ‘hi’ to everyone. But, I resisted. Padang Bai is a reasonably attractive stop by Indonesian standards: it sits on a small bay (bai) and has a nice little curve of a beach. It is a […]

Padang Bai – Indonesia – Information



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AUGUST 2015: OVERVIEW: As I need to go back to New Zealand for a few weeks to sort out the sale of my house, I thought that it would be interesting to construct a GRANDPAcking budget for Paraparaumu – for comparison purposes. I have used exactly the same standards and criteria that I have used for all of my other GRANDPAcking Budgets. CROSS REFERENCES: Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY:   MY […]

Paraparaumu – New Zealand – GRANDPAcking Costs