Birds and Butterflies

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If you are even moderately interested in nature, visiting the birds and butterflies in Bali will give you hours of delight. According to Easy Bali Villas once you tear yourself away from one of the many relaxing villas on offer, head on over to The Bali Bird and Reptile park to see those exotic and colourful birds and the not so colourful but still interesting reptiles.

Bali Bird and Reptile park

In fact, there are almost one thousand beautiful birds not only from Indonesia, but from around the world in this park.

If you didn’t want to spend a whole day here, it is a really nice place to stop at on your way to or from a day tour, or if you are going to Ubud or other central regions – maybe you want to see the silversmith or goldsmith villages of Mas and Celuk. If you are in Denpasar the capital you can reach it by taking the main Singapadu road. The Bali Zoo is only 5ks away, so you could combine the two.

There are food and snack kiosks in the park and a photo shop that will transfer your photo to a T-shirt, a terrific way to remember your visit. Right next door you will be able to visit all the reptiles from a komodo dragon through to snakes, lizards, frogs and turtles.

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Tips for Easy and Stress Free Travel

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Whether you are flying or travelling by train or car, getting to that holiday destination can be a hassle. Easy Villas says that whether you are backpacking, staying in an AirBNB or staying in an upmarket villa organised by some one like Luxury Villas Bali, it takes a lot of organisation and packing to get everything together – then you tend to wonder at the last minute if you thought of everything. Here are some tips to make travel a lot less stressful.

  • Leave your house key with a trusted friend so if you forgot to turn the iron off they can easily fix it – or anything else you are worried about. Have them also pick up your mail so that passersby cannot tell the house is empty.
  • Have your travel documents with you at all times and keep them together in a special wallet. Make copies to leave with others in case you lose them.
  • Put all your travel and accommodation details into your phone for ease of access.
  • Book ahead and keep all the details handy. Write the dates on your calendar so you don’t get them wrong.
  • Lots of luggage can be a hassle, so pack less than you think you will need, especially if you are going to a hotter climate. You really don’t have to change twice a day.

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How to Adopt a Turtle

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Bali is a unique and exotic place for a holiday, with many things to be found there that are different from other places in Indonesia or Asia. Once you’ve found your villa accommodation and settled in you won’t be able to wait to get out and about to see the temples, monkeys, theme parks and beaches in the area. But not many people realise they can adopt a turtle in Bali. How?

It is a relatively new idea, since turtles have been harvested as a food for centuries on this island. The trouble is that, as in many other cases, turtles have many other predators, both in the sea and on the beach, just after they hatch. So even though many eggs may be laid, not nearly as many turtles live to grow up and lay more. Thus, the turtle population began to dwindle until there were not that many left.

When turtles and their eggs are also harvested as food for humans the odds against them increase. In fact, they have been used in temple sacrifices and their eggs have been collected to eat and sell. The shell is used to make trinkets and jewellery. All this, in addition to the declining space for eggs on the beaches due to tourist activities has all contributed to the decrease in the turtle population.

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Shopping and Travel Tips for Bali

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When you go to Bali on holiday it is highly likely that you will want to check out the shops because it is always fun to take at least a few things home from your holiday. Likewise, you can’t get around Bali without some form of transport, so here are some tips for both these essential holiday pursuits.

  • If you stay in one of the many Bali villas that are available for accommodation, a car service may be available. You can have the car and driver for 8 hours and it will only cost you around 60 NZD. When you think of the places you can go and things you can see in this time, it’s a bargain, especially if you go shopping. The driver stays with the car and so all the stuff you purchase will be safe there, instead of you having to carry it around. Book the driver yourself instead of through the villa to ensure he gets all the money.
  • Getting a taxi in Bali can be cheaper than you think. The price of fuel is so much cheaper than in Australia you’ll be amazed. This makes the fares cheaper – at least most of the time. For instance, an hour’s travel by taxi is only the equivalent of 12 NZD even though 100K RPH sounds like a lot more. However, you stand to be ripped off if you are not careful. Find a metered taxi and ask the driver to use it, or settle on a price before you get in. And don’t pay extra for the luggage or another person. Be sure to have notes of small denomination as taxi drivers don’t usually give change.

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