Currency can be exchanged at the airport, specialized exchange offices in banks, in hotels and in the markets (though they are quite bad). In major tourist areas accept US dollars (preference is given to the hundred-dollar bills), as well as the Euro and the currencies of the countries in South-East Asia.
In large banks, hotels and shops accept major credit cards and travelers checks. In tourist areas, especially in Bali, “credit” can be used even in small private establishments, shopping malls and restaurants.
the “normal range” of Indonesian Souvenirs like batik, pearls, dolls, masks, figurines dragons, umbrellas. Pile up — Handicrafts (rattan bags, boxes, etc.), wood carving, paintings, jewelry with emeralds and pearls, silver, spices, coffee, things made of paper, ceramics and glass.
In the shops of Kuta and Legian you can buy clothes at low prices, but Seminyak has plenty of elegant (and therefore expensive) boutiques.
Shops are open daily from 9:00 to 18:00, many private institutions, especially in tourist areas, are open until 21:00.
How to eat well
The basis of Indonesian cuisine — rice “nasi”, which usually simmered in broth or in banana leaves, make rice chips, fried with different ingredients or served with vegetables, richly Continue reading