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    Only 3 nights in bali

    Yes Mary it is worth it, but you'd be best to stay in one place - it is a tiny island, but with mountains and traffic it takes longer than you'd think to get around. Depending what you like to do, you can see a lot based in one spot. People who stay at my little homestay in Ubud, for example, might be interested in Balinese culture, cooking and spirituality. So I'd book them into a wonderful cooking class, where the delightful husband/ wife team pick them up, take them to the market to help choose ingredients, show them how ricefield cultivation works, give them a tour and explanation of a Hindu family compound and a traditional kitchen/ medicine garden, and then they would COOK UP A STORM! and eat it with fellow travellers. They might go to a traditional Hindu dance performance that night, or come dancing to a cover or salsa band with me that night. The next day, a dear friend who is a Hindu priest - zany young dad who looks like a reggae hippy - will take them on a spiritual journey, dressed in Balinese trad clothes, to the water temple which is the source of the isand's holy water. They can go as observer or participants, both are fascinating and everyone (even the reluctant partners) LOVE it. They can also visit a couple of the great non-profits that are helping with education, mothers and babies, etc. Or spend a great day shopping with some stores that are reasonable and not everything the same (as they'd often find in the more touristy south of the island). If they've planned it with me, I would also book them into one of three simply amazing fusion restaurants here (2 week waiting list). And of course they'll take a 3-4 hour trip to visit some of the most beautiful rice terraces, and photograph some exquisite little temples. In that way, 3 full days in Bali is enough to get a taste of the real life of one of the world's precious places. Good luck! Jen about 5 years ago

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    Airport taxis in Denpasar, Indonesia

    Airport taxis operate 24/ 7 from Denpasar airport, Bali - which, by the way, is nowhere near the actual town of Denpasar, so don't think you'll be smart and spend your first getting-in-late night there. If you are going to Sanur, Kuta, Legian or Seminyak, an airport taxi is a good choice, and pretty cheap. However if you are going to Ubud, where i live, it's much better to get a driver from Ubud to come down to pick you up - those southern drivers are a-clue-istic - about how to get around Ubud and her environs. If you have already booked your accommodation, ask that place to organise a driver. It may come free but for sure they'll know the way. (Ubud-airport fare is approx $25-35 depending how far out of the town, and how horrendous the traffic; the airport taxi may be $25, but will ask for more once they get lost, or want to drop you off at the main street and get you to find the place yourself.) I can recommend one of the drivers from my village, Pak Kung. He's very reliable, a village leader. His facebook address is https://www.facebook.com/wee.kung.5. over 5 years ago