BALI: Handy hint

  • Insect repellent for clothes – tropical insects can leave odd holes your clothes, so buy mothball type holders to hang in the wardrobes and to keep in your suitcase.   
  • Build up gut flora - to help guard against stomach upsets, take acidophilus about a week before you go and continue while there. You will need advice on the best product as many need refrigeration.
  • Laundry – Save money by using local laundries .
  • Safety : Register with DFAT (Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia) or your country's equivalent so that if there is trouble they know where you are, and can email you alerts.   No news is good news, and if you do get an alert, you have time to decide what to do.  General local ex-pat feeling is to avoid busy tourist venues and  markets anywhere as once westerners arrive in the morning, it is too hard to monitor for left parcels.  Security in hotels and restaurants in major centres has stepped up considerably over the last three years.