Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Travelling is a great adventure. Not only will you have a great time exploring Asia, you’ll learn a lot about the world and yourself. It’s an exciting time. But it also exposes you to new risks. You’re travelling to a destination relatively unknown to you, where the rules might be different and opportunistic criminals look to take advantage. To make sure you stay safe when travelling in Asia, pay close attention to these safety tips:


1. Know about the common scams
In Bangkok, for example, it’s common for Tuk Tuk drivers to offer you a tour around the city for what seems like a reasonable price. But once you’ve climbed aboard, most of your stops will be in local stores where you’ll feel pressured into buying some knock-off item for a lot of money – some of which will go straight into the pockets of your driver, as commission for bringing you there. 


2. Get your vaccinations 
You also need to look after your health when you’re abroad. It’s likely you’ll need to get some vaccinations at least six to eight weeks before travelling to Asia. Book them in with your doctor early so you’ve got one less thing to worry about.


3. Be careful with your belongings 
Petty theft is one of the most common crimes experienced by tourists. Always keep your belongings on you and be vigilant. As this Thailand guide explains, opportunistic thieves are becoming increasingly bold and this isn’t just in Thailand. Across Asia, there has been an increase of drive-by bag snatching by thieves on motorcycles. When walking near the roadside, always have your bag or purse facing away from the road otherwise they’ll swipe it from you and drive off into the distance. 


4. Don’t take anything you’re not willing to lose 
Sometimes, there is little you can do to stop someone taking your bag if they’re determined to steal from you. To avoid unwanted stress, leave your valuables at home when you’re travelling and only take things with you that you can afford to lose. Make use of secure safes in your hotel, and leave essential items – like money and your passport – there. 


5. Don’t leave your drinks unattended 
When you’re travelling in Asia, it’s likely you’ll attend a few beach parties. You’ll have heard about the notorious buckets of alcohol and dangerous party activities such as jumping over a rope that’s on fire with a bunch of other drunk idiots. Of course, you want to have a good time. But keep your wits about you. First and foremost, this means never leave your drink unattended and never accept drinks from strangers.


6. Let your loved ones know when they should expect to hear from you 
The last thing you want is to cause unnecessary panic at home. It’s important to set communication expectations before you set off. Find out where you’ll have Wi-Fi and let them know you’ll contact them. Otherwise, you could miss a call or text due to the time differences. Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, iMessage and Facetime, as well as Facebook and Skype are all suggested apps for keeping in touch. (Read: 10 Travel Tips for a Cheap Getaway in Southeast Asia)


Have you travelled to Asia? Share your safety suggestions with us. 

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We’ve all heard about the wonders up North. The interesting culture of Benguet and Ifugao Provinces, the native cuisine of Ilocos filled with bagnet and empanada. Also, have we not had enough of Cagayan's wonders filled with beaches and nature? (Read: A Visit to Pangasinan's Hundred Islands)


Looking for something new? Tired and sick of these places, already? Well, then, you’re in luck! In this article, I’ll take you to a province that’s still kick starting its tourism economy. But nonetheless, you will surely enjoy what this province has to offer. 

Let’s travel to Pangasinan!

Where to go? 
There are many places that you could visit spread throughout the province. But I’ll list them, including the fun activities that you could enjoy in this specific place so that you have the choice to choose based on your preference.

Pangasinan Provincial Capitol
Located in the capital of the province – the municipality of Lingayen, the Capitol Building stands on the Capitol Grounds overlooking the Lingayen Beach. 
The buildings surrounding the area are for government offices. However, the main capitol building is open for tourists. Inside, the flooring, furniture, handrails and even the stairs are made of polished wood that screams how classy and traditional the building is at the same time. You could climb to the Capitol Rooftop and see what the whole area looks like from a higher viewpoint.

There is also the Urduja House which is the dwelling place of the governor. Not to mention the Sison Auditorium that mirror the main Capitol Building by its cream and white theme. Just outside the Capitol Building is the Veterans Park, where artifacts such as plates and old pieces of documents from McArthur’s landing on the Lingayen Gulf can be found. All within walking distance. 

Alaminos City Hundred Islands
Yes, the famous Hundred Islands is located in a city west of the province. There are more than a hundred islands that could be reached by riding a boat towards your destined island. 

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The different activities that you could enjoy range from water activities to nature walking. Such as: fishing, scuba diving, swimming, barbecue with the family, looking for lost wonders, etc. 

In Lucap, Alaminos, you could do some shopping with the different seashell handicrafts made as livelihood by the locals. Also, make sure to get your hands to some tasty Alaminos Longganisa. You know they are what you are looking for if they are separated by toothpicks and more orange in color than usual longganisa.  

Bolinao, Pangasinan
Bolinao in general is a beautiful municipality to visit. It is known for the fresh seafood it offers. So if you do visit Bolinao, it is impossible to not buy any huge tuna fish or alimango that’s still crawling out of the bucket. Make sure you get plenty of ice and an ice box to store all the seafood you will buy to travel back to your place.
The Cape Bolinao Lighthouse is also somewhere that’d you’d wish to be. It was built to help the fishermen navigate during the night but during the day, it is a tourist spot catering to hungry souls like you. It is located above a hill that elevates it from other places. 

A few kilometers away from the lighthouse is where the Patar Beach lies. Bolinao is famous for this beach because of its white Boracay-like sand and clear waters. It is often dubbed as the “Boracay of the North.”

Where to stay? 
Of course, with every plans of a vacation it is important to find a lodging to be your temporary home for the time being. Somewhere you could come back to after a tiring day looking for nature’s wonders. Somewhere you could sleep or relax in. Here, I listed the beaches and resorts near the tourist spots. Hotels in Pangasinan.

Aquatica Marina Resort and Water Park 
It’s not of walking distance to the Lingayen Beach or the Capitol Grounds but this is a good option. It only opened about three years ago but the lodging, accommodation and food are above satisfactory. 
Not to mention, the pool is always kept clean and the slides are safe and enjoyable. Also, a unique feature of this report is the wave pool. 

Islandia Hotel 
If you are planning for a long trip while you are in Alaminos, try Islandia. Accommodation and food are top notch. The interior is somewhere between modern and nature-oriented. Also, there is a pool whenever you wish to cool off. Check rates and availability.

More hotel options in Dagupan, Lingayen, Alaminos, and Bolinao, click here.

Where to Eat?
There are quite a lot of interesting places to eat in Dagupan. The province is known for bangus (milkfish) so expect that most of the restaurants have bangus in their menu. Here's our recommended restaurants to try when in Dagupan.

Matutina's Seafood House
Located in the cities of Dagupan and Urdaneta, Matutina's offer sumptuous offerings from international cuisines to local dishes. Must-try are: Grilled Dagupan Bangus, Nilasing na Hipon and sizzling bangus sisig.

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Great Taste Seafood and Pigar-Pigar

Great Taste Seafood and Pigar-Pigar started out as a small roadside eatery and has grown into a go-to restaurant in Dagupan City. Their best-selling signature dish, pigar-pigar (deep-fried beef) is a must-try.

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Address:  41-43 SIM Building, Gomez St., Dagupan City.

Kuya Max Restogrill
If you are craving for a delectable home cooked meal in Dagupan City, then Kuya Max Restogrill is the right place for you. Must-try are: Sizzling boneless bangus and sizzling bangus max.

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Address: De Venecia Road, Lucao District, Dagupan City.

How to get here? 
Pangasinan is reachable through land transportation from anywhere in Luzon. You can take a bus from Manila to Pangasinan and only pay around 600 PHP for a 6-hour ride. Or, if you are travelling with family, it is better to take your car with you or rent one if you do not have any. 

Or, if you are feeling fancy, go ahead and rent a helicopter to get here. Helicopter rental from Manila to Pangasinan costs around 120,000-240,000. 

What’s the language? 
Native Pangasinenses would speak in the dialect of Pangasinan mostly. However, most of them would know how to communicate in Filipino so there is no problem communicating with locals. If you are only comfortable with English, you should be fine as most locals would understand and speak English.

How can I travel around?
As stated above, it would save you a ton of energy and money if you bring your car with you (if you are travelling with friends and family). However, if you don’t, there are buses for long-distance travel and tricycles for short distance ones.

What are you waiting for? Come on, visit Pangasinan and experience true beauty of nature and wonders. Happy travelling!

Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comment below.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017


I was writing this blog post while traveling (up in the air) to Kuala Lumpur to attend the Social Influencers Fest 2017. This is a series of unfortunate events that started in Davao. It's a travel nightmare and it's the worst I've had so far. (Read: Homeless in Singapore : How Expedia Ruined My Vacation)



Here's a timeline of what happened today.

4:50AM

I arrived at the airport for my Philippine Airlines flight at 6:30AM. Everything seemed okay. And so I thought.

Around 6AM

The turnaround aircraft has arrived so I thought our flight will depart on time.

Around 6:15

The ground staff announced that boarding will be delayed due to additional servicing of the aircraft. I patiently waited until the next announcement.

Around 7AM

The ground crew announced again that it will be further delayed. I went to the counter this time and asked for the new ETD, they have no idea so I explained my situation. I told the ground staff that if worse comes to worst and the flight will be delayed further, I should be re-accommodated to the next flight so I won't miss my connecting flight. She understood so I went back to my seat.

Around 7:30

The ground staff announced that the new ETD is at 10:40AM. I kinda panicked because I am pretty sure it will be delayed again because of the air traffic situation in Manila. (I was right, I checked when I arrived in Manila and it was further delayed)

Around 7:35AM

I went down to the check in counter and explained the situation to the staff. He told me that I am on standby for the next flight. I asked him when do I know if I can make it to the next flight, he replied to wait. I asked about my luggage and he said to approach the guard to have it on standby. I approached the guard and he said to go to the supervisor's office which is kinda weird. I told him that the ground staff told me to approach him but he insisted that I should go to the supervisor's office. I  asked the ground crew and he was oblivious so I went to the office. The queue was long. There were a lot of passengers lining up. After about 30 minutes of queuing, I gave up. I went back to the counter. There was only one counter that could help me and her previous transaction took her about 20 minutes.

About 8:30AM

I finally talked to the lady in the counter. I explained my situation and she seemed to understand. She said I am on standby so I waited for 5 minutes more in front of her. She did not have a sense of urgency. She left the counter without saying anything. That made me mad. When she returned I had a little outburst and told her I am losing my patience. I mean it's less than 45 minutes so the check-in counter should have been closed. She would immediately know if there is an available seat or none but for some reasons they were waiting for I don't know what.

Around 8:50

The ground staff finally gave my new boarding pass. She said she will not be re-tagging my luggage and assured me that will be transferred to my new flight. I reiterated how important it was to have my luggage. She re-assured me. I heard her call the radio to transfer my luggage so I went to the boarding gate.

Around 9AM

Boarding has started. The pilot missed the original sched so the he was waiting for another signal from Manila. We're supposed to leave at 9:55 but he missed it again so the new ETD was moved to 10:30AM. I was worried, I might miss my connecting flight to KL. 

Around 10:35AM

The plane took off.

12:05PM

We arrived safely in Manila. I went to the carousel and waited for about 15 minutes. I didn't see my bag. I went to the ground staff and asked if she can trace if my luggage was loaded to my new flight. She said it should be okay since she did not find any inaccuracies in my baggage tag. I went back to the carousel and waited again. After few minutes, all bags were picked up. I still didn't see mine. I became furious because I was assured it will be on the same flight with me.

Around 12:40

I went back to the ground counter and told them about my situation. I kinda lost my cool but I was trying to be as nice as I can be coz the Manila crew has nothing to do about what transpired. The ground crew said that they will be forwarding it to KL but it will be on the next day via Singapore. I remember Malaysia Airlines has a flight at 3PM and they are sharing code so I asked the crew if they can take it to KL via MH today. They said it's possible but they have to check it first. I wanted to insist and talk to a supervisor but I really had no time. I am sure I will miss my connecting flight if I wait longer. So, I filed a report then asked the crew to allow me to use their internal transfer even if I am connecting on another airline. He obliged, after all it's their fault.

1:05PM

Waiting at the transfer desk.

1:20PM

Still waiting for the bus transfer. I approached the lady at the transfer desk counter and asked her of the sched. I was worried I will miss my flight. She said in a bit. I can't do anything at that point so I waited.  

1:25PM

The bus departed from terminal 2 going to terminal 3. There was a little traffic around terminal 4 so imagine how I felt.

Around 1:40PM

The bus arrived in Terminal 3. I ran to the counter to print my boarding pass since I already checked in online earlier. The boarding was supposed to commence at 1:40PM but there was a little delay. The lady at Cebu Pacific counter allowed my to go through. I hurried to pay the travel tax and got my boarding pass from the counter. I went straight to the international departures and the ground crew of 5J assisted me in the immigration counter. He  escorted me to the airline crew counter so I can make it to my flight.

Around 1:50PM

I passed the immigration and baggage security counters. I was running towards my gate assignment. My gate was at 105, the farthest!!! I was already excessively sweating. I heard my name once for final boarding. When I was at gate 107 I heard my name again. I ran faster, sweating and losing my breath. Luckily, I made it to my flight.


While waiting for the plane to take off, I sent a private message to PAL's twitter and facebook page. In fairness, someone replied in about 10 minutes. I gave the details of my luggage and when I arrived in KL I received a message again that it was taken care of. For now, I got a confirmation that it was loaded to a PR flight going to Singapore and it should arrive in KL tomorrow morning via Malaysia Airlines. I really hope it will.

Do you have a similar travel nightmare? Let us know in the comment below.

Saturday, May 6, 2017


There are a couple of options to go to KL Sentral Station from Kuala Lumpur International Airport but the cheapest way is by bus. The fare is only MYR10 (roughly around Php115) for a one way ticket and the travel time is only about an hour. (Read: How to go to KLIA2 from KL Sentral)


Here's the schedule of bus departures from KLIA to KL Sentral via Airport Couch.


Bus schedule from KL Sentral to KLIA via Airport Couch.


If you prefer to take the KLIA Express Train, below is the schedule. Fare is MYR55 for a single journey ticket and MYR100 for a roundtrip ticket. It's the fastest transfer from KLIA to KL Sentral which only takes about 28 minutes. It's quite expensive compared to taking a bus but it's the best option if you want to reach KL Sentral on a shorter period of time. First train departs at KL Sentral at 5AM, leaves at KLIA2 at 4:55AM. Las train departs at 12:40AM in KL Sentral and 12:55AM in KLIA2. Click here for detailed schedule.

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur? Recommended places to stay near KL Sentral Station. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. MyHotel @ KL Sentral (Less than Php1,000)
  2. Metro Hotel at KL Sentral (Less than Php1,000)
  3. Easy Hotel KL Sentral (Around Php1,200 but it's the closest budget hotel from KL Sentral)
  4. Hotel Sentral (Around Php1,200, good location just a few steps from Easy Hotel)
  5. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Hotel (Around Php4,000, good if you are looking of a mid-range hotel with a pool)

I wrote a review of Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio about three years ago. I can still vividly remember how comfortable my stay was, so when I got invited to go to Boracay and stay at Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay, I got really excited at the same time wondering if they have the same homey feel like the one in Baguio.


Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay is the island's first 4-star quality serviced apartment featuring spacious accommodation fully equipped with kitchen, dining and living area facilities, perfect for family and group vacations and leisure getaways. Check rates and availability.


Why Stay at Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay? Here are 13 reasons why you should consider staying at Azalea when you're in one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

1. Spacious apartment suites and hotel rooms.
Azalea Boracay has 284 spacious deluxe hotel rooms and apartment suites that are ideal for groups and families.

2. Rooms are equipped with a functioning kitchen.
All deluxe rooms and apartment suites are configured with kitchen and dining table. Their kitchen and dining facility includes electric stove, microwave oven, rice cooker, refrigerator, water kettle, pots and pans and complete set of dinnerware and silverware.

3. Less than 5 minutes walk to the white beach.
Azalea is not in the beachfront but it is so close to the beach you can walk for less than 5 minutes. 


4. Sumptuous breakfast buffet.
I love food so this is something I really enjoyed when I was staying at Azalea - buffet breakfast at Kuya J. I love their selection of food especially the sliced bread paired with their own pineapple jam. It's really good, I am drooling while writing this post. :)

5. Near a convenience store.
It's always good to have a convenience store around your area so in case you need something during wee hours, you will still be able to get what you need like food, water and other necessities.

6. Near to restaurants and fast food chains.
Azalea already has Kuya J restaurant but if you want to try other food, it will be easy since there are a lot of food finds nearby. Plus, a 24-hour fast food chain is within 2-3 minutes walk from the hotel.


7. Staff can help you with a customized itinerary.
Azalea has a specialized holiday concierge that offers assistance in fixing your itinerary for you to have the best activities you can do in the island. At an additional cost, they also offer a personal butler experience. For instance, you went to the beach and forgot your sunblock, you can call a number and someone will bring it to you. Amazing, right?

8. Quiet environment.
Since the hotel is not at the beach front, it's quite away from the crowd which is really something I was looking for. It worked for me and my friends. It's like enjoying the crowd in the beach and bars, then relaxing in a homey environment in the hotel afterwards.

9. Family-friendly hotel.
Because of its spacious rooms and suites, children will be able to play around and feel that they are just at home, plus it has a kiddie pool at the roof deck.


10. Comfortable and affordable accommodation.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, getting good sleep is key to having enough energy to power through your days away from home. So, I always prefer a hotel that has a room with a great bed waiting for me like Azalea.

11. Complimentary transport from Cagban Jetty Port.
After arriving in the island's port, you no longer have to worry about your transport to the hotel. Azalea offers complimentary round trip transfer from Cagban Jetty Port to hotel and vice-versa.

12. Roof deck swimming pool.
The hotel offers an adult and a kiddie pool with a great view of the sunset. It's quite hot during the day so you might want to try night swimming instead like we did. Great alternative especially during algal bloom in the white beach.


13. A home away from home experience.
We really had an awesome stay at Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay. The hotel is near the beach and the suite that we had was clean and comfortable. The staff were accommodating and the breakfast was superb!
BOOK NOW!






Azalea Hotels & Residences Boracay is located in Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. For reservations, you may call them at +63 917 8611138 / +63 919 9944140 or email them at reservations@azalea.com.ph. Visit their website at www.azaleaboracay.com.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


The island of Bali in Indonesia is undoubtedly one of the best holiday island destinations in the world. Bali is known for its iconic rice paddies, beaches and forested volcanic mountains. It is home to many religious sites and temples with stunning Balinese architecture. Wherever you are in the island, you definitely have something to enjoy. To the south is the beach side city of Kuta that has a lively night life. Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are also popular resort towns situated in the southern part as well. The town of Ubud in central Bali on the other hand is regarded as the cultural center of Bali. 


What to Do and See in Bali?
Bali has a lot of tourist attractions you can experience and explore. If you want to enjoy the beach, the southern part of Bali is the perfect place for you. If you want highlands and rice paddies, then the central and the northern side is your to-go destination. Here are some of things you can do and see in Bali.


1. Chase sunrise in Mt. Batur Volcano
Standing at 5,633 feet, Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Its first documented eruption was in 1804 and the most recent was in 2000. Read more: Chasing Sunrise in Mount Batur.



2. ATV Ride in Pertiwi
ATV Ride at Pertiwi Quad Adventure costs US$90 fora single ride and US$130 for a tandem ride. Aside from ATV, they also offer other interesting activities like Paintball and Water Rafting. Read more: ATV Ride in Bali


3. Beach Bumming in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is an enclave of large 5-star hotels in the southern part of Bali. It is situated about 22 kilometers from Denpasar and about 20 minutes drive from the airport. Read more: Beach Bumming in Nusa Dua.



4. Explore Batuan Temple
Batuan Temple, locally known as ‘Pura Puseh lan Pura Desa Adat Batuan’, is a well-known landmark in the village of Batuan, popular for its traditional Balinese arts and paintings. It's situated about 10 kilometers from central Ubud and it features stunning traditional Balinese temple and well preserved sandstone bas-reliefs. Read more: Exploring the Batuan Temple of Bali.



5. Photo shoot at Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Tegallalang Rice Terrace is an iconic tourist attraction in Ubud, Bali. It is located on the northern portion of Ubud, around 20 minutes drive from central Ubud. It offers a stunning view of the verdant terrace rice fields. Read more: Tegallalang Rice Terraces of Ubud.



6. Play with the monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. It is estimated to receive around 10,000 tourists every month according to its website. It lies within the village of Padangtegal, which actually owns it. The village's residents consider the Monkey Forest as an important educational, economic, spiritual, and conservation center for the village. Aside from the hundreds of monkeys (approximately 700) living in this forest, you can also see different species of trees and  enjoy a breath of fresh air. Read more: Playing with Monkeys in Ubud.


Where to Stay in Bali?
Bali has a lot of accommodation to offer depending on your budget and preference. You can stay in cheap and affordable hotels, comfortable private villas or luxurious resorts. If you want to stay close to the beach then Seminyak, Kuta and Nusa Dua areas are highly recommended. If you want closer to nature and culture, then Ubud is a perfect place.



Villas
If you are traveling with friends and family and you want some sort of privacy, then I recommend staying in a villa just like what we did. We stayed in the Seminyak area since we want closer to the beach and the eat street. Recommended villas in Bali.



Glamping Tents
If you want an exclusive stay in the green fields of Bali away from the busy district, then Sadat Glamping Tents might be the right fit for you. It's a boutique hotel that offers exclusive hospitality in the middle of the rice fields making it a very charming place. Check rates and availability.



Budget Accommodation (Less than Php1,000 / US$20)
  1. Bulan Bali Homestay
  2. Umah Dajane Guest House
  3. Pangkung Sari Ubud
  4. Kailash Bali
Mid-Range Accommodation (Less than Php 4,000 / US$80)
  1. Nur Guest House
  2. Taman Rahasia Tropical Sanctuary & Spa
  3. Tevana Seminyak
  4. Tebesaya Cottage
Luxury Hotels & Resorts
  1. INAYA Putri Bali
  2. Grand Hyatt Bali
  3. The Ritz-Carlton Bali
  4. Mulia Resort Nusa Dua
  5. The St, Regis Bali Resort
Where to Eat in Bali?
Finding a good restaurant to eat in Bali is relatively easy. There are literally hundreds of restaurants in this popular tourist destination in Asia. From local Balinese cuisines, to European, American, and Mediterranean, Bali has something to offer to satisfy your gastronomic cravings. Here's our list of Must-Try Restaurants in Bali.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017


It was raining the whole afternoon when we were exploring Ubud. We're stranded for a while waiting for the rain to stop but it didn't so we were not able to explore other temples around Ubud. While it was still raining, we headed to Tegallalang Rice Terraces hoping that the rain would stop when we reach the village. Luckily it did, so we're able to explore it. (Read: Playing with the Monkeys in Ubud)


Tegallalang Rice Terrace is an iconic tourist attraction in Ubud, Bali. It is located on the northern portion of Ubud, around 20 minutes drive from central Ubud. It offers a stunning view of the verdant terrace rice fields.


The best time to go there is after sunrise so there will not be much tourists in the area. We're lucky that it was raining before we reached the village so there are not much tourists in the area. We're able to explore the terraced rice fields uncrowded. 



Tegallalang Rice Terrace is beautiful but it is not as breathtaking compared to Banaue Rice Terraces or Mayoyao Rice Terraces in Ifugao, Philippines. Nevertheless, we had fun taking photos and doing ootd shots. :)

How To Get To Tegallalang’s Rice Terraces?
The best and easiest way to get to Tegallalang Rice Terraces is to hire a driver and explore other places in Ubud. We hired a driver for US$50 good for 10-12 hours. If you are adventurous, you can also rent a motorbike for approximately US$5/day. If you take the latter option, take Jalan Raya from Ubud town center and go east as far as you can, and then turn north. After about 10KM or so, you’ll reach Tegallalang and see the terraces on your right.

If you need a ride in Bali, you may contact our English speaking driver, Gede Dasar at +628164718998. He can show you around Bali for US$50 a day up to 12 hours.