Friday, September 26, 2014

white water rafting

Rafting or white water rafting is the recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is often done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern. It is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal.

Otherwise known as the International Scale of River Difficulty, below are the six grades of difficulty in white water rafting. They range from simple to very dangerous and potential death or serious injuries.

Grade 1: Very small rough areas, might require slight maneuvering. (Skill level: very basic)
Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering. (Skill level: basic paddling skill)
Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering.
Grade 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed.
Grade 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering.
Grade 6: Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous that they are effectively unnavigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial whitewater, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops that will impart severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of almost all rafting equipment. Traversing a Class 6 rapid has a dramatically increased likelihood of ending in serious injury or death compared to lesser classes.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More Bali Driving Tips

More Bali Driving Tips :
There are some important points to remember while driving in Bali. It is not unusual for cars and bikes to swerve into your lane without
indication. Because there are often obstacles such as parked cars or the ever present procession of “Bakso” sellers (soup food carts) on
the sides of the road, a system of "sharing lanes" has developed, it‟s not unusual to find 4 lanes on a 2 lane road. Quite often red traffic
lights are considered "only as a suggestion" and there are a few lights where traffic in the left lane may turn or continue straight through
whilst the light is red. Remember to "hoot" your horn when overtaking or going around curves on mountainous roads as it is very
common to drive in the middle of the road here. There are a lot of one way roads in Bali. If you miss your turn off you may have to drive
quite a distance before being able to turn back.
It is not recommended to drive at night especially the road to Gilimanuk where the ferry to Java commences. Truck drivers to and from
Java are notorious for overtaking on corners. Obstacles such as pot holes or road construction is often marked only by a leafy tree
branch. By the time you think "what's that there for?" you could well be in a deep pothole or ditch! So always be alert and prepared for
the unexpected to happen !!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Super awesome pak gede!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014 NEWvia mobile
Our trip to bali is genuinely a unique experience, something that's well worth the effort..though we missed our flight n had to rebooked. pak gede was our assigned supir n being extremely professional sets  him apart from the others.he took us around bali delving into Bali remarkable culture. And to must have souvenirs shops like intricate wood carvings and painting.thank you pak gede for making our trip memorable..

Visited September 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

“Highly Recommend”

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014NEW
Was in Bali for a few days in September with my parents and a work colleague recommended Gede to drive us around. It's first time I've organized a trip for my parents so I was a bit nervous that things may not turn out so smooth.
Luckily I had great time in Bali - major thanks to Gede.
He knows the places well, gave us more than what we bargained for by loading us with interest facts about Bali whilst driving. Gede is fluent with English after all his time in dealing with foreign tourists. Gede's a great at taking pictures too! He gave a tour of Uluwuatu and looked out for monkeys whilst we were too preoccupied with taking photos.
I can't wait to go back in the near future knowing that we'll have a reliable driver
Thanks Gede and see you soon.

Visited September 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bali Trip..

A trip to Bali is not really complete without visiting at least one temple. The island has over 20,000 pura (temples in Balinese) and even though it’s impossible to visit them all, a few of them are really worth the time and effort. Plus, many of them are close to each other, so you can visit several in one day. I visited these five temples over two days and managed to see rice terraces, a butterfly farm and other Bali sights, too.

How to dress : Remember to bring a sarong if you visit a temple. Most temple guards will ask that you cover up your shoulders and ankles, but if you’re wearing pants and a tee, there shouldn’t be a problem. If you don’t have a sarong, you can borrow one for free at most temples. At Besakih, it’s included in your entrance fee so don’t let anyone there convince you otherwise. Unfortunately, the place is crammed with people trying to rip you off!

Prices : Visiting a Balinese temple is cheap (cost is between $1-3), but there are different prices for foreigners and locals. You can find the prices below.

How to get there : There are three main ways to see the temples. You either sign up for a group tour, you rent a driver (what I did) or you rent a scooter. The latter is definitely the cheapest, but sitting on a scooter all day is probably not the most comfortable way to enjoy Bali’s temples. Remember, if you bring a few friends, you can split the costs which makes it a lot cheaper.

Thank you.

Thank you so much for Jurgita and family from Republic of Lituania has been using my service for 4 days during their holiday in Bali ...