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  • Series: Regional Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 13 edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741797047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741797046
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a good guidebook and fairly accurate. In a country like Indonesia, however, things change quickly so use this book as a reference not as a bible. Do you own research and talk to other travellers. Since the LP Bali is the default travellers' guide to this region, most of the restaurants and hotels covered are not the best values. Many get a steady stream of customers just because of a good review and never bother to maintain the facilities. The best deals require a lot of footwork and bargaining! Learning some bahasa indonesia always helps. The language section is adequate but the phrasebook is much better.
Nightlife is making a big comeback with the reopening of Paddy's Reloaded (did they really need the weapons terminology?) and the return of the young aussie crowd. Check Bounty for the college age crowd, Seminyak for the posh/club crowd.
You can also avoid the moneychangers altogether by going to the BCA ATMs. Look for the ones that give you bills in 100,000 Rp denominations. You get a more reasonable maximum with these machines.
The activities sections are good, particularly the surfing one. They do a poor job of covering Lombok however, if you are planning on heading out there for an extended stay, I would recommend the LP Indonesia. Be forewarned though, the constant soliciting outside of the Gili Islands in Lombok is extremely tiresome. For scuba, skip Gili altogether and head to Flores or Sulawesi (or even back to Bali's Menjangen). Many of the sections are blasted out and the whole place is overfished.
Finally, if you want to book a boat trip to the Komodo Islands, you have a couple options, the pricey Perama boats (better and more luxurious boats) or the cheapo independent boats (very basic converted fishing boats).
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Avi Black on July 13, 2011
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A review of a travel guide necessarily reflects the needs and attitudes of the author. In the interest of full disclosure, my background (as cogent to this review): I have done a great deal of budget travel over the past 25 years, focusing on cultural and natural attractions, particularly in Asia, much targeted to develop my knowledge and understanding as a world history teacher. I did a year's sabbatical traveling throughout Southeast Asia in the late 90's using Lonely Planet guides, and they were wonderful resources both in terms of providing basic background on the places I was visiting (history, culture, etc.) AND highly useful guidance on traveling there. I've heard that Lonely Planet was sold to another entity; whether or not that's the reason, I have to say that as I am traveling in Bali I am finding this guide to be not only of little use, and targeted to a different type of traveler (i.e., one with a ton of money and interested mostly in the "extractive" aspects of travel), but in many ways actually offensive. To make that final point, and then to leave it because you're probably much more interested in the guide's usefulness or lack thereof, an illustrative quote: "Denpasar...is a vibrant place...even as it threatens to absorb the tourist hubs of Seminyak, Kuta and Sanur." (If you don't get why I chose that quote, you probably won't agree with my review in general.) On the usefulness front: things like restaurants and hotels used to be separated into "budget", "mid-range" and "high-end." Not like I can't separate them on my own, but the fact is there's almost nothing listed that would fit into that first category, and the "Top Choices" (a new feature) are almost always glitzy tourist-oriented places.Read more ›
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sam Bronkowitz on July 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
I'm just back from Bali and took three guidebooks. The Lonely Planet guide was far and away the best. It was funny and in the best guidebook tradtion, it did a great job of stearing me away from popular places like Gunung Agung and Besakih Temple - which are two of the worst tourist traps on the island. The author seems to have actually spent time posing as a tourist in these places to uncover all the scams. The rest of the book does a good job of finding all the new places to go for dinner and drinks in hot places like Seminyak. Make this your only Bali guidebook.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Chan Joon Yee on November 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book when I revisited Bali with my wife. I was last there some 15 years ago using a different guide book. I bought and used this book to explore a few off the beaten track places I didn't see the last time. I find the recommendations on food and lodging excellent. The standard Lonely Planet layout makes it easy to find the info you need. This rewritten edition is not just informative but full of its own unique flavour as well.

Not being a trekker, my wife found the info on restaurants and shopping to be very useful too.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By murni@murnis.com on August 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
I am Balinese and live in Ubud.
As I am involved in tourism, I always keep a close eye on guide books to make sure that they do not give any incorrect information, either generally in respect of Bali, or in particular, in respect of my own restaurant, shops and accommodation in Ubud.
I am pleased to say that the text is remarkably accurate - as are the maps - which is not easy in the fast changing world we now live in.
The sections on Balinese culture are concise and very helpful to those visiting the island for the first time. Balinese culture is complicated and the visitor will benefit greatly from the explanations in this book.
There are also some nice photographs. Recommended.
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