It has been a week since I experienced Bali, the richness of their culture, the familiarity of words, the traffic, and the peace. Hearing about Bali, first thing that comes to mind are the temples, beaches, and motorcycles (YES!). One thing that stood out during our trip was the flavor of their cuisine, and the history that comes with their religion.
Our day started off after lunch in time for our flight. We checked in online a few days ago to save us the hassle. As best practice, we arrived at the airport 3 hours prior to our flight, as lines can get long. We’ve witnessed someone who got offloaded, because she arrived late at the Departure Gate. While our whole experience with bag drop off and immigration was a breeze, the waiting time was a pain. There were no sleeping pods nearby to catch some zzzz. Oh well.
We boarded the plane at the exact time, but had to taxi for a bit longer. As usual, traffic. Once we’re off, everything was smooth.
Pro tip: Never ever choose a seat in between 2 emergency exit doors, THEY DO NOT RECLINE. We were not aware of this prior to boarding, and only found out when we were trying to catch some sleep. Our total flying time was 3hrs and 40mins, landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, previously known as Denpasar Airport, at 50 mins past 10 in the evening.
Since we’re not in a rush, we obeyed the plane rule of not standing up when you’re still far out from exiting. This allowed people in front of us to move freely, and faster. Once we’re out, our goal was to 1) withdraw money from the atm; 2) pick up our pre-booked Klook simcards.