Sunday, October 5, 2014

In general Tips for traveling around tourist chili

In general tips for traveling in lombok travel around, you should drink plenty of fluids water and fruit juices to avoid dehydration. It is certainly better to drink bottled water. Even in the best hotels to not drink directly from the tap. Ice in drinks, however, this is usually not a problem. Use common sense when choosing a place to eat. Eat in a well-established restaurant is clean, and if you try to stick hawkers on the road for people who do not serve meat unless your system is already well adapted.

If you are using prescription drugs carry enough supplies. Pharmacy (apoteks) often can fill the prescription but the dosage may not be exactly the same as your doctor has prescribed. Immediate care of any cuts or burns - no risk of infection in the heat and humidity.

You can exchange most major world currencies in cash or check easily into Indonesian Rupiah. All hotels offer but less favorable exchange rate. Best to change your money while still in the "tourist area" before visiting South, Central or East Lombok. In this area there is a possibility of payment by credit card or money changers available!

In the tourist area of ​​Senggigi or Gili Trawangan and in the capital Mataram there are several official money changers available. If you choose to deal with the money changer - here are some points to keep in mind. First, the level is usually posted on the door for a number of notes of low denomination notes and will be given a less favorable rate. Verifying the next foreign calculations ask for use or bring your own calculator and count your change before you leave the window. Lastly, be prepared, if you are cashing travelers checks you will need to show your passport for identification and many money changers do not accept cash records have been seen - or in less than near mint condition. Sent the official daily exchange rate in all the major Newspapers. Also, the price is too good to be true - generally watch out for.

Credit cards are accepted at restaurants and retailers better tourist areas. But keep in mind, most retailers are adding extra on your bill for the privilege of using plastic. You do not have to accept this: You are not going to get anywhere arguing with the owner of the shop, but if you want to get it back to make sure the retailer or restaurant surcharges to write it as an extra cost to use the card and then claim it from the monthly bill.

Most hotels and restaurants automatically add a service charge and a lower bill is sufficient. Small restaurants generally do not add anything extra, but given that the maid's wages may be less of a tip is greatly appreciated. With tourist guide tip is up to you - just remember that your driver may receive a commission from anything you will buy during the day.

When I first came to Lombok I had mixed feelings as his reputation is not so spectacular. I was surprised to find a friendly and happy community in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. So, I went exploring around Lombok, and I am very happy diving around South Lombok! When I decided to stay, I need to find a way to make the best of life, and eventually opened a dive shop in a beautiful area, untouched. Come see for yourself, and dive difference!