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4.0 out of 5 stars We couldn't have done it without it!, 9 July 2011
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This review is from: Bali and Lombok (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) (Paperback)
We went to Bali and the Gilis for only 2 weeks, but managed to travel around alot with the help of this guide. It was only published a few months ago so was up to date with most things, which is commendable for a country where things are developing so quickly. We used the suggestions for places to stay and eat in several of the places we visited. Some of the restaurants it suggested were great, namely The Three Monkeys in Ubud. It was wrong however, on a couple of things such as room rates, for example, it said some rooms were available for 40,000 Rp in a particular homestays, but when we finally found it (choosing it based on cheapness) the cheapest room was actually more than triple that at 125,000. Also, costs vary alot between peak and low season, so take some of the pricing in the book with a pinch of salt.

Maps were useful as it is difficult to find good, reliable maps in Bali. It also has a section in the front about how much to expect to pay taxi drivers for certain distances - this is invaluable because almost every taxi driver in Bali will try and charge you more than double what you should really pay. Especially when picking you up from the airport when you arrive, make sure you stick by the book and work out how much you should pay for your journey!

We agreed with most of the reviews of the towns we visited. Overall a very helpful guide, I intend to take it with me next time I go, without a doubt.
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