Canggu & Uluwatu - English


So I took a ferry from Banyuwangi to Bali. Arrived, the bus should drop us off in a city close to Denpasar called Ubung.That was probably nothing. The bus drivers have left us in the middle of nowhere.
So I wanted to order a driver over Uber or Grab, but here it is not so easy; Bali suffers from the so-called "taxi mafia". The taxi drivers are not really satisfied that the Ubers and Grabs by their cheap prices steal all their customers away. Locals and hosts will tell you if you take these apps for drivers it is "illegal". Complete lie. Nothing is illegal here, you just have little trouble getting one. Especially in places such as bus stations, airports or other points of arrival, for the normal taxi drivers it's their, so to speak, "territory". Ubers and Grabs are very reluctantly seen. It often happened that the taxi drivers then attacked the drivers or threw at the cars with stones.
I had heard of it before, but thought it was worth a try. I had to wait in the middle of the street. My driver stopped and I went to the trunk to throw my luggage in. When I opened the door, he greeted me with the words "Go, go, go, go !!!". A bit hectic, but still works.





Canggu, 2 days.

When I arrived at the hostel, my German roommates greeted me and took me to dinner. Others have been celebrating this evening, I have let it be because I was really too tired for it.
The next day I visited the nearest beach and chilled at the pool. So just getting tan and relax. Since the people in the hostel did not really speak to me and all rather remained for themselves, I decided to go on after my 2 nights. Canggu is really just a place for surfing. You can not do much else there.


Uluwatu, 3 days.

Uluwatu was already more exciting. To this I must say that it is currently rain season and one can not make much by the constant rain. I arrived in the morning and immediately took a scooter and explored the Uluwatu Temple. Entrance is 30.000IDR (2 €) and parking with the scooter costs 1.000IDR (not even 10 cent).
It is really not about the temple, because he is blocked for the tourists. You can admire it from afar, but you can not really see  anything. This is more about the view itself. You can walk along a beautiful path along the cliffs and have a beautiful view.
Sarongs are provided free of charge.





The next day, I went with a small group from my hostel to the so-called "Pirates of the Caribbean Cave". Was this Cave really in the movie or not? I really don't know. It still looks beautiful.
Here you must pay attention, that you get there at low tide.
The Cave is very easy to find. You go to Bluepoint Beach to the very famous bar single fin, where you can park your scooter for 5.000IDR (30Cent). You follow the people and go down stairs that lead directly into the cave. When we arrived, the flood was not yet fully warped, so we went up the stairs to the bar. My friends bought something to eat and they all said it was very disgusting, the meat not through, a long hair in the meat, and and and. So do not recommend. But the view is quite nice and to sip a coconut is enough.

Then, when the tide has warped, you can crawl through a small hole and enter a "Secret Beach". Super nice and relatively empty beach! Huge shipwrecks make it a large playground for young souls.












The next day we planned to climb a cliff at Green Bowl Beach and to visit an abandoned passenger plane in the middle of the village, but the weather intervened.
Pity! I had to look at the plane from the taxi on the way to the airport.

Uluwatu was really a nice place, in which you can definitely do more than in Canggu. Nevertheless, both places are very popular for surfing, so whoever can or would like to learn it is completely correct here!





My hostels

Canggu Beach Hostel
Location: 4/5 (perfect for surfers)
Staff: 2/5
Food: 5/5 (everything to buy, very overpriced prices)
Cleanliness (Dorm): 4/5
Hygiene (Shared Bathroom): 3,5 / 5
Furnishings: 5/5

Recommend? Except for the staff a very nice hostel!


Pecatu Guesthouse
Location: 3.5 / 5 (like all homestays and hostels)
Staff: 4/5
Food: 5/5 (all to buy)
Cleanliness (Dorm): 3,5 / 5
Hygiene (shared bathroom): 1/5
Furnishings: 4/5

Recommend? There were nice people, which made the moderate hostel tolerable.




Have you ever been to Bali? What do you do in bad weather?



Thanks for reading


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