Schoolies in Bali

Schoolies in Bali ~

So some of your kids may be heading for Bali for schoolies celebrations. You may like to consider discussing some of these tips:

  • Get them Travel Insurance and make sure they know what they will be and wont be covered for.
  • Consider a responsible adult chaperone ( or 2)
  • Buy an unlocked Mobile and put a Bali sim in it and have all the codes ready to call home.
  • Have this number on their phone, Bali International Medical Centre 361 761 263 Kuta and an Ambulance is available also.
  • Australian Consulate in Bali Call (+62 361) 241 118. For assistance with Missing Persons, Medical Evacuation, Lost passports, Legal Assistance.
  • Make sure the young people are aware of drink spiking, alcohol poisoning, methanol poisoning, prescription drug and magic mushroom overdose risks.
  • Encourage the young people to nominate 1 member of their group to remain sober each night.
  • To stay in pairs and never leave anyone out on the town on their own.
  • Condoms are essential as STD’s including HIV and Hepatitis are rife in Bali.
  • Always wear a helmet if they are going on a motorbike or scooter.
  • Tattoo’s are forever( temporary tattoos can also scar)
  • Make sure they know that drug use, possession and dealing could lead to jail or Death Penalty. ( There are undercover police everywhere and fake drugs also being sold)
  • It would be great if they knew first aid.
  • An amorous pretty girl down the lane may relieve you of your watch, wallet, phone and camera, and may actually be a boy.
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and good luck xx

Holy Hot Springs of Banjar

The sacred hot springs ‘Air Panas’ of Banjar are set in the  the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach approximately 2.5 hours from Kuta, and it consist of three public and one private pool. The sulphuric water is of volcanic origin and has an agreeable warm temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, and is allegedly ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases. The hot spring water flows from the mouths of eight stone carved Naga (mythical, dragon-like creatures) into the  upper pool. From the upper pool the water overflows from the mouths of five more Nagas into the largest of the three pools, which is square shaped and situated at a lower level. Adjacent to these pools is the third and smallest one from which the water pours down via three 4 meter high spouts, giving you a strong, reviving massage. There is a restaurant on the grounds of the hot springs where you can have a well priced lunch. The Holy Hot Springs can easily be reached from Lovina Beach  Buy your ticket (Rp. 3,000) from the office . After 10am (and especially in the weekends and national holidays) its starts to get crowded with both local people and tourists. The best time to visit  is as early as possible in the morning when it is still quiet in the pools.Open 8 am – 6 pm.

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