Bali is a place that is popular with most Australians as a holiday destination. While everyone loves a good holiday, far too often their time away is spoiled by sickness or accident which could have been avoided had they taken just a little more care. Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy your Bali holiday.
- Get good accommodation. If the noise and four walls of hotel accommodation tend to keep you awake, try one of the many Bali villas available for rent. This is like a luxurious home that is not too close to other residences so you will not hear a lot of traffic, talking or laughing into the wee hours. Getting enough sleep will help you enjoy your days of fun much more than if you were feeling frazzled and weary. Being tired also makes you confused and so you may be more likely to fall for a scam or not be alert enough to know when other danger is present.
- Eat well. You have probably heard the old adage, “You are what you eat”. It is true that having a nutritious diet will certainly give you more energy and keep you healthier. The trouble with going overseas is that you may tend to overeat food that your body is not used to. This can cause a lot of problems from pain and gas through to a gastric attack. So go easy on those new foods until your body gets used to them.
- Cut back on alcohol consumption. It might feel good at the time, but you’ll pay for it the next day. If you have activities planned you won’t enjoy them, if you can do them at all. It would be a shame to miss that tour simply because you overslept or had to stay near the bathroom. Staying away from other drugs goes without saying.
- Wear a hat and sunscreen and not just on the beach. Reapply the latter often and on a regular basis. Sunburn is really painful and can happen much more quickly that you may think, especially in tropical climates. You can get sunburnt on a cloudy day, on the beach, in the water, in a resort or pool, on an elephant or walking along the street.
- Respect the culture and law in Bali, just as you would expect tourists to respect Australian culture and laws. Part of this is to cover up from neck to knees when visiting temples. Donning a sarong is easy-peasy and you can hire or buy them. Obey the rules – laws – and you’ll have a good time. To obey them, you have to know them, so make a point of learning the basic laws that may affect you, such as medications allowed into Bali, driving/riding laws and what to wear to clubs.