Unlike the neighboring islands of Nusa Lembongan and Bali, the spectacularly beautiful Nusa Penida Island is a tricky place to travel to independently without doing a little planning in advance.
For a start, there is little public transport available; even taxis are hard to come by. Lots of tourists rent motorbikes when they get to Nusa Penida, because it’s truly the easiest way to get around.
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Arriving to Denpasar
Getting in and out of Bali has become a breeze after recent airport renovations. If you arrive late at night, there will without a doubt be a number of taxis to choose from and bargain with if you want to negotiate a price to your destination. There are metered taxis, but for the most part the driver will have a set price and may or may not lower the price if you want to bargain and start with a lower number.
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Arriving in Thailand
Arriving to the Chiang Mai International Airport is a breeze. It’s a fairly small airport that had a very limited number of taxis and airport shuttles available outside upon arrival.
The first vehicle that pulled around the corner was a tuk tuk. The late afternoon sun was beating hard, but we opted for the 200 THB (Thai Baht) tuk tuk to take us the 10-minute journey to our Airbnb. What better way to be welcomed to Thailand than a ride in a tuk tuk?
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You’ve probably heard about this magical city in the heart of Bali. Thanks to “Eat, Pray, Love” and “The Bucket List”, Ubud is becoming more commonly known as being a spiritual mecca with beautiful temples, rice fields, and coffee to die for.
Despite what the films (and the above photo) depict, Ubud is an absolute hotspot for tourists, which can be both good and bad. There are places to find peace and solitude literally right outside of the hustle and bustle, but the center of Ubud can be slightly overwhelming during the high season.
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