Category: Travel

What to Do Before Getting a Tattoo in Bali?

Once you step foot at the overwhelmingly busy streets of Kuta, you’ll encounter tattoo parlors seemingly tucked at every corner of the street. it’s easy to find places willing to ink you. But picking the right tattoo shop is a bit more difficult than that. 

Many things in Bali are cheap, including getting inked  

Bali is known as one of the most affordable destinations in the world. Coupled with gorgeous beaches and tropical vibes, Bali has been a sure destination many people wish to tick off their bucket list. The exchange rate also works in your favor. 

However, Bali is evidently not the cheapest place to live in Indonesia. Living cost in Bali proved one of the most expensive in the country, in fact. This is why prior research is extremely important. Knowing the price range would help a lot in determining whether a service is actually affordable or leaning onto the side of being too cheap. 

Knowing what you want 

An impulsive tattoo decision is out of the question. Even if you’re getting inked by your favorite artist and feel honored to have any artwork created by them, your artist won’t appreciate you coming to them without the slightest idea. Give your artist something to work with.

The importance of planning before you decide on getting inked 

Planning would pay off. Good tattoo parlors in Bali, like in any other place, would encourage consultation and good communication with your artists. Gather pictures, note down descriptions, and make sure to communicate them to your tattoo artist. While your artist may not be a native English speaker, a professional one would try their best to accommodate what you want. And therefore, it’s your job to communicate to them eye to eye.

Researching your tattoo artist 

Once you know the style or even the picture you wanted, it’s now time to take the time to head-hunt the artist that would be able to execute what you need. Ideally, you pick a tattoo artist in Bali (whether a Balinese or a traveling tattoo artist) who have similar styles with the artwork that you want for your tattoo. Each tattoo artist has a different expertise. And while there are certainly generalists among tattoo artists, you’ll find having it done by someone by someone who’s familiar with their own expertise is going to be worth it. 

Adjusting your holiday plan to your tattoo decision 

Let’s put this plainly. You can’t swim if you decide to get a tattoo in Bali. Not in the ocean, not in your hotel bathroom. It’s advised that you only take a shower during the time of the healing of your tattoo. The water in the ocean, especially ones that are crowded like Kuta and Sanur, would bring forth bacteria to your skin in no time at all. This could lead to infections around your tattoo area. Why risk a nasty wound on your vacation? But what’s Bali if not plentiful of swimming and spending time in the beach? Find something else to do with your itinerary. You’ll find that Bali is more than just its beaches. 

Traveling in Greece: How much does It Cost to Travel in Greece?

We really want to share to you about tips and guide on traveling in Greece because this place is not only a stunning destination but also affordable at some points.  This place is definitely the favorite of those who love ocean landscapes, delectable foods, and distinct architecture. Traveling around Greece on a budget is not something impossible for sure. As we have mentioned earlier, it can be pretty affordable for a place to travel around not to mention how friendly the local is.

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Travel costs to Greece

Accommodation cost

When it comes to the accommodation cost in the case of traveling in Greece, it depends on the area you are planning to explore. A dorm room will cost between USD 11 and USD 40 per person while a private room costs between USD 30 and USD 45 per room. It could be cheaper in Athens but more expensive in Mykonos and other similar islands. If you prefer a budget hotel for two, it costs between USD 30 and USD 50 but the rate could be higher on a peak season. Or you may consider trying shared rooms on Airbnb.

Food cost

Greece is well-known for its delectable food. If you are a fan of Mediterranean diet who loves fresh olives, yogurt, feta cheese, bread, grilled meats, and seafood, you will be spoiled in Greece. A nice dinner in a restaurant may cost about USD 25 in the tourist area. Including wine on your menu will cost USD 35. You can even get a nice meal in a luxurious restaurant for about USD 35 and USD 21 for one whole fish.

If you want something cheaper, gyros might be suitable for you. It is something like kebabs and it costs around USD 4. If you prefer to cook your own food then you may expect to pay for around USD 45 per week for groceries. It includes chicken, veggies, pasta, and other basic foods.

Activities and tour

Taking a city tour and visiting ancient sites in the country will cost around USD 30 for the ticket. If you try another activity like kayaking, banana boats, and parasailing on the island then you need to add USD 50 more. Diving trips start from USD 65 and wandering around the island with ATVs for one-day costs around USD 25,

When to go to Greece

The peak season in Greece is between June and August when the summer comes. The temperature is around 33 degrees Celsius. You may figure out that Mykonos and Santorini are full of visitors in those months. Besides, all prices and rates get higher. Still, the atmosphere is great during the summer.

If you intend to go backpacking to Greece, we recommend you to try spring and fall or between March and May to September and October. The warm is still there but the crowds are considerably decreased. The prices and rates got cheaper as well, which will allow you to chit-chat with the locals more easily. Meanwhile, during the winter islands like Santorini and Mykonos are commonly shut down entirely. And this is the end section of traveling in Greece.