2 (October 20, 2018) Ubud
Arrival at Bali island is scheduled for noon. Once in Ubud we could
spend the afternoon for start exploring the city. The main target for
this day, though, is getting driver for the next days.
We leave Kuala Lumpur quickly: checkout at 6 AM, where we
get a breakfast box, and taxi to KL Sentral, where we take the modern
KLIA Ekspres. This makes us in the airport a few minutes past 7 AM. Our
flight with Airasia is 2.5 hours, so we reach Bali before 12 PM.
We get the usual queues for immigration, but they’re quick
enough. We go through customs and leave skipping taxi offers all around
until the taxi ticket box with fixed rates. It’s 400000 rupees for
Ubud. We’re send to a big new car and leave the airport.
We reach Ubud after 1.5 hours but, traffic in Ubud is so
slow, that it takes another 1.5 hours to get to the hotel. With this,
we’ve been more time in the taxi than in the plane today.
It’s almost 4 PM when we are checking in in The Umari
Hotel, which looks fantastic. As we’re tired with this long trip we
rest for a while. When we leave is 6 PM and already dark. We take the
offer from one taxi driver for taking us to a beautiful restaurant,
which results to be out of the city. We order a main course of duck for
me and another of fish for Eva, with rice, vegetables and different
things in small bowls. It’s very good and we pay 355000 rupees in
total. Our driver, with who we’ve already agreed a route for the day
after tomorrow, have waited for us to take us back to the hotel. We pay
150000 rupees to him. Our calculation for rupees conversion is 100,000
rupees = 6 €.