is the most famous island in the Indonesian archipelago.
It is north of Australia, south of Thailand. It sits with
the Indian Ocean on one side, the Bali Sea on the other.
do I fly into?
Indonesia (DPS )is the airport city you fly into.
is the currency in Bali?
rupiah, approximately $1US = 12,000 Rp
is the dominant religion in Bali?
Indonesia has one of the highest Muslim populations, Bali
is primarily a Hindu practicing island.
are Muslims and Buddhists followers also, and they live
harmoniously together. You'll hear melodic chanting from
both Hindu and Muslim temples on your stay.
of the most charming aspect of the Balinese Hindu culture
is the daily offering rituals you'll see where ever you
go. Incense, rice, flowers arranged on a hand made palm
plate are offered to greet and honour Gods of light and
see them around the hotels, the storefronts, on car dashboards,
in family compounds..... it's a wonderful devotional detail
of a gentle people fully integrated with their spiritual
I need a visa to get into Bali?
can get a visa upon arrival at the airport which is good
for 30 days. Check to see if your country of residence has
a fee. Currently Canada and US and some European countries
do not pay a fee. If you plan to stay longer, check out
your local Indonesian consulate for details.
I need to get any vaccinations for this retreat?
It's good to check with your doctor and local government
for any current advisory warnings and vaccine recommendations
especially if you are staying a while.
if I want to stay longer or come early?
Always a good idea to enjoy the full reward of your investment
of time and money on the flight.
arrange with the resort that is hosting the retreat for
your dates. The resort will arrange a pick up from anywhere
on the island. Because it's an all inclusive location, it's
easy to budget.
Staying in different areas of Bali can be extremely affordable.
You can find a nice hotel, with breakfast and a pool, and
eat lunch and dinner for $80/day or less. You can also have
an authentic homestay experience and live on $40/day or
less. There are also 5 star luxury hotels upward of $1000+/day,
so it's up to you.
and suggestions on where to go, stay and what to do are
readily available from your travel agent. One suggestion
is to arrive, feel the island, and after the retreat, make
the decisions about what suits you best in the moment.
traveling alone as a woman OK?
facilitator, Laila Ghattas, has been traveling alone to
Bali every consecutive year since 2004, very comfortably
staying 6-8 weeks each time and mostly on her own when not
It's so easy to meet other travelers, especially in Ubud,
you won't be on your own for long.
locations are rural and far away from the trappings of tourism.
In the south, in Kuta, Seminyak, it's very touristy and
busy. Common sense and caution with your belongings there
is the same as in any other tourist urban area in the world.
much should I budget for shopping?
is one of the most affordable places in the world. Bright
colourful original crafts, fabrics, jewelry and art can
be found for $5 - $50. It's the best place to shop for presents
for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, or Holiday ideas.
Original fashion and yoga wear galore.
also where Laila Goddess Feel Good Clothing are hand printed
and tailored. So bring a few hundred extra dollars to leave
in the Balinese economy.
should I pack?
get a thorough information package when you register with
ideas, tips, packing list, and important travel details.
You might budget possible the extra fees to take home a
second suitcase full of goodies if you're staying long enough
to seriously shop. You can pick up a bag inexpensively at
the markets. Some airlines allow 2 bags free of charge on
long haul flights.
matter what you choose, ALWAYS pack 3 days of clothes, underwear
& bathing suit in your carry on bag. Just in case checked
luggage goes astray.
the weather like?
enjoys a lush rainy season from November to March, so we're
before the rainy season. Some lovely warm rain will fall
for an hour or so mostly in the afternoon, sometimes with
temp of 28-32C or 86 - 94F. Umbrellas are available for
guests at most hotels.
long is the flight?
on where you're coming from, it's about 14 hours from Europe,
20 hours from North America. You can make it easier by stopping
on the west coast before crossing the Pacific. Laila sometimes
overnights in Hong Kong to split up the journey, enjoy a
shower, be alone and really rest before the last 5 hour
leg to Denpasar.
a seasoned solo world traveler Laila has written a very
on how to approach your travel preparation
to reduce stress including what to bring with you onboard
so you can enjoy your long flight.
much does the flight cost?
great news is you don't have to buy this flight too early.
Check out discount flight sites and directly with airline
sites. Laila departs from Toronto on a direct flight to
Hong Kong or Taipei, then another shorter flight south to
Bali and has paid as little as $1,400 CAD. EVA Air often
has great deals and is Laila's favourite at this time. Sometimes
Orbitz.com offers affordable alternatives.
from the US west coast wanting the best price can find deals
as low as $795US. It's really up to you what's important
and what it's worth to take longer with more stopovers.
Do not delay booking your flight if you choose to travel
with points. Many people from around the world take holiday
on the island.
matter what you choose, ALWAYS pack 3 days of clothes, underwear&
bathing suit in your carry on bag. Just in case luggage
is the workshop fee non-refundable?
retreat is all about deep personal growth and life improvement
through the exploration of unconscious patterns.
A successful retreat experience requires the mutual commitment
from the facilitator and each participant. This creates
common intention and integrity to show up fully for the
A non-refundable workshop fee policy encourages grounded,
conscious decision making.
and resources are invested on your behalf many months in
advance of the actual workshop dates.
You receive private self-discovery session credits if you
can't participate in the workshop in Bali. You DO
NOT LOSE your investment in your personal growth.
really really really want to come. Are there special offers.
retreat is specially priced based on groups of participants
registering at the same time.
find friends who share your healing vision. It'll be wonderful
to enjoy this with people you know.
out loud three times: I AM WORTH IT!!
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