Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bali Trip 2014 - Day 5 - Bye Bye Bali - Bali New Airport

Last day in Bali, we had our breakfast in hotel before heading to the airport.

Decided to take the hotel's own car to the airport, it costs us Rp70,000, another option is flagging a blue bird company taxi that goes by the meter (but make sure you have smaller denomination notes or the exact amount for the fare), chances are the taxi driver will show you his wallet that he got no change for your big notes for the fare.

It was only about 5 mintues ride from our hotel in Kuta to the new airport, the new airport looked really beautiful.

Read alot reviews about long queues and not enough seats in the new airport but it was smooth sailing for us and lots of empty seats in the new airport, not sure if it is due to low season or what.

After checking in at the airline counter, we make our way to make payment for the departure tax, there's a few such counters in the departure hall. Please note the departure tax as at 1st April 2014 was increased to Rp200,000 (from the old Rp150,000).

After clearing the immigration, you need to walk though the long line of duty free shops in order to get to your boarding gate lol.

There's many small kiosks selling sandwiches, cakes, buns, etc but most are takeaways.

We decided to lunch at Black Canyon (seems like this is the only restaurant that we can sit and dine in peace), wish they have more restaurants like fast food, etc.

Managed to find seats, need to queue to order and pay at the counter, we were given queue nos, dont have to wait long for the food to arrive.

I had fried mee goreng, tasted good but forgot how much it costs.

Hubby had spaghetti - tasted so delicious too.

While my sis had Thai glass noodle, surprised the food all tasted good and served to us very fast too despite full house in the restaurant.

Could buy bottle drinks (like mineral water, etc) from the kiosk just outside the boarding gate and bring up the plane, defiitely cheaper than ordering from those budget planes.

Sometimes the boarding gate number will not be shown on your boarding pass, dont worry, just keep checking the screen for the boarding gate number to appear in order to know which gate to board.

This bring the end of my Bali Trip's story, hope the information is useful and entertaining to those who read and decide to visit Bali too.

Planning another trip in a couple of months, stay tuned. :)

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