We have arrived at the last destination of this trip in Indonesia: Ubud. Again, one of the Top 10 cities on NomadList, again a little bit of a disappointment (much less than Canggu though). Ubud is associated with green rice fields and terraces, instead it’s just another busy city. For the bigger rice fields, you need to get way out of the center. We arrived at our hotel Umala at Bisma after a trip with the fast boat and shuttle bus. … »
Canggu dominates the Top #5 of NomadList for a long time now and we were told there’s lots of good (surf) shops around. As we planned to by swim gear , flip flops etc. in Indonesia instead of packing it right away before starting the trip (big mistake), we decided to go for a quick 2 day scouting and shopping trip to Canggu.
We couldn’t have chosen a more radical change from the quiet life in Padang Bai to this stressful traffic nightmare. … »
The first week as freshly baked Digital Nomads is almost over and we’re moving to the next location. Here’s my review of the first place: Padang Bai.
Padang Bai isn’t really on the radar for digital nomads, nor anyone else except scuba divers and snorkelers. It’s a small village on the south-east coast of Bali with a few small shops (think ali baba pants and “I ❤️ Bali” tourist shirts, don’t expect anything more). … »
After a ~24 hour journey, we finally arrived in Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia. The first mistakes we realised right away:
Bali is UTC+08:00, not +07:00 as Jakarta
Padang Bai is a small village, there’s no shopping possibilities (we didn’t bring clothes or swim gear, as we planned to buy that on arrival)
I asked the folks from NomadList about the best mobile carrier which according to some is “Telkomsel”. … »