RUPIAH + YOGA

In Bali, $10 US dollars is equal to about 136,000 Indonesian Rupiah. Therefore every time I go to the ATM I'm a multi-millionaire. 

 How you fill up your Scooter at side of the road gas stops, for 73 US cents per liter. Also, someone around here is drinking a lot of Absolut Vodka. 

How you fill up your Scooter at side of the road gas stops, for 73 US cents per liter. Also, someone around here is drinking a lot of Absolut Vodka. 

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We decided to come to Bali because: 

a) the surf is good

b) the weather is even better

c) it's suuuper cheap

d) there's decent wifi

e) the above factors make for a pretty nice lifestyle.

Bali actually has some of the most expensive resorts in the world so you can certainly go wild on the other extreme, but I'm doing it cheap-skate style. We have our own villa or bungalow for about $14 USD (so $7 each) a night, meals usually run about $2.50 each ($5 if we're feeling fancy), and our scooter is $2 USD a day with a $1.50 gas fill-up every few days. I often read travel blogs and think "how the hell do they afford this?", so I figure a transparent breakdown of actual costs might be of interest -- especially if Bali is on your list of places to visit. My most expensive splurge has been yoga which at $7 USD a class (100,000 Rupiah) is pretty pricey for these parts but still half the price of what it would be at home.

The setting of Morning Light Yoga in Uluwatu has been my favorite and it is insanely wonderful. The class is in this tree house/bungalow type of thing with jungle on one side and the ocean on the other...

 Yoga bungalow at Morning Light. 

Yoga bungalow at Morning Light. 

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 THIS is the view from class at Morning Light Yoga. (!!!)

THIS is the view from class at Morning Light Yoga. (!!!)

...you actually hear the sound of waves crashing (not a soundscape recording) while you lay there in shavasana. It's such a ridiculous yoga cliche that I want to roll my eyes at it... but my inner hippie is just like "yessssss eat pray yoga OMMMM to everythinggg". Yoga at The Temple Lodge in Bingin Beach is also in this beautiful rock/flower filled temple-like space that's lovely and I've heard there's even cheaper classes held right on Balangan Beach. Ubud is apparently a mecca for yoga in Bali, but I'd say Uluwatu is giving it a serious run for it's rupiah.