Local photos – Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane


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Here is a selection of photos from today.

This is the internet cafe I spent a few hours at.

This little fellow lives on the wall of the cyber cafe

The new room I’m in at Ronta Bungalows

On my way to check in with Made I passed along Kuta Beach Rd and took some snaps for you folks at home. No I didn’t go swimming or sunbathing, too much other stuff to do.

Kuta Beach 1

Kuta Beach 2

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Kuta Beach 3

Kuta Beach 4

Kuta Beach 5

Kuta Beach 6

I soon reached the hotel where Made works and stopped by to arrange for him to take me to see houses for rent.

Nick & Made

The place I moved to, Ronta Bungalows is on qa side street from Poppies lane 2, which is a busy tourist alley. Here’s a sample of photos from Poppies.

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Poppies Lane 1

Poppies Lane 2

Poppies Lane 3

Poppies Lane 4

Poppies Lane 5

Exciting to think Sean will be walking these streets very soon.


23 thoughts on “Local photos – Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane

  • Sean

    Can’t wait to meet up with you mate – just a week from today I will be “in flight” – keep having fun investigating.

  • Mary

    Nick, your photos with comments and descriptions make me “feel” I’m with you – along with the force and enthusiasm you project.

    Thanks.

  • Nick

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks for the comment. Hopefully this is the start of a never ending stream of photos and comment. I am glad to be here and as soon as we get properly situated we’ll be able to start working on more of the things we want to do out here like host member get togethers and meeting travelers.

    One thing I can’t get across are the smells which are sometimes good other times not.

    Right now I’m in a cyber cafe with my raincoat over my seat. It rained all night and has just let up.

    Photos will follow.

    Nick

  • Joanne

    Hi Nick,
    It’s amazing that I can actually read your comment and see your photos from an exotic place like Bali here in the boring San Fernando Valley. It seems like magic. Keep the photos streaming. The’re remarkably sharp and clear. I assume you’re using a digital camera. What kind is it?

  • Nick

    Hi Joanne,

    THanks for the comments. Its my pleasure to be here and the one taking photos, I’ll try to keep your appetite for exotic scenery satisfied.

    THe camera I’m using is a Sony Mavica, which I’ve haqd for 3 years. It takes floppies which is a real benefit.

    I use software called Moveable Type that allows me to update and post photos on the fly.

    I’m looking forward to veturing out of the Kuta area and getting some really local shots.

    By the way, if youare thinking of coming to Bali come now, prices are low and tourists are scarce. Won’t b this way in a year’s time.

    Nick

  • Rob

    I love Bali. Coming to BAli 1st May. Would love to meet my friend Made Sukadarna. He works at Adrenalin Bungy park in Kuta, behind Adi Dharma cottages. Since the trouble in Kuta I have lost contact with him and the phone at Adrenalin has been temporarily disconected. If you are in the area could you drop in and ask for him. I am sure you can understand the bond I feel with him. Have known him for 5 years and a holiday in Bali would not be the same without seeing him and his family. If Adrenalin is open mention Rob, Bev, Jessica Samantha and Melanie. Someone should know us. I’ll buy you a Bintang or three for your trouble.

  • bawn

    Hello!

    This website has not been updated for awhile (it looks), but you were there after that bomb blast. I recently bagged going to Bali from Bangkok because of the war, and for the first time in Thailand these little latino-looking moustached guys (moslems) were approaching me and asking my nationality 2-3 times a day as I was walking about downtown (scary!). I was shown clean/clothed pics of their “sisters”…a common thug trick to see how easy it is to divert your attention. The only direct flight from BKK to Bali now is Thai Airways who wanted $500 USD for a RT ticket, when you could get a Denpasar flight for less than half that a year ago. Give me any or all info on going to Bali, Lombok, and/or E.Java as far safety, transportation and inexpensive lodging.

    Also, I see you and the driver became pals…..
    I found that even the mildest display of generosity towards a driver, or most males other than the front desk/bell hops is taken as a weakness in most of SE Asia (the world for that matter), and the service declines, while their demands escalate from that point on.
    Please share as many of your experiences as possible, both positive and negative.

    Thanks!

  • Tracey.D.

    Bawn,
    You do a baliblog search & click on the top, where you will find the most recent of events & entries! I hope you get up to the top as this place is updated daily if not by the “BLOGGERS” by other Bali Junkies!!!!!!!

  • Tracey.D.

    Bawn,
    You do a baliblog search & click on the top, where you will find the most recent of events & entries! I hope you get up to the top as this place is updated daily if not by the “BLOGGERS” by other Bali Junkies!!!!!!!

  • tiara

    hi,
    i plan to go to bali in June and i can’t decide where to stay. cant decide between kuta or nusa dua. i’ve heard of the hustle and bustle of kuta but dont know whether it’s wise to ply from nusa dua to kuta. will be doing lots of shopping and touring there.

    advice?

  • Tracey.D.

    Stay in Kuta, the hustle & bustle is hustly & bustly NO MORE!!!
    Hey Nick, if I get the east Coast to myself, I reckon Tiara will be Ok in Kuta, what do you think……?

  • Mimi

    Hi Guys,

    Wow..you guys have done a good job in updating information about Bali.I just came back from bali.It’s my 2nd trip to Bali and I miss Bali already.Your website,gets me connected to Bali eventhough i’m back home now.Everything about Bali is mystical and beautiful.Now I can recommend my friends to visit your website for more information on travelling there.Thanks for making life easier for us travellers..hehe!Maybe me and my bf should meet with you guys there for our next trip there.Good job guys!!

  • Anita

    hi there!

    great homepage!!! i am so glad to come back to bali at the beginning of october this year. i love the island and still i love kuta. it’s a great place and i met grazy people there last year when i was travelling 3 month through indonesia. saya cinta bali!!!

    cheers, anita

  • Gary from Coventry, England

    Great to see you found the Ronta Bungalows, have been staying there for Garden in Poppies 1, Next to the Nirwana Damai Hotel and say hello to Alvin, Steve and Mark they will show you a good time

    Cheers

    Suds

  • Gary from Coventry, England

    Great to see you found the Ronta Bungalows, have been staying their for years.

    You want to pop down to the Secret Garden Bar in Poppies 1, Next to the Nirwana Damai Hotel and say hello to Alvin, Steve and Mark they will show you a good time. Most of the Ex-Pats drink there nowadays

    Have a great time and wish i was there now. Say hi to my mate Martyn and his wife Teeny, there just getting to the end of there 3 month stay in Bali and Java.

    Cheers

    Suds

  • Alan

    Hi,

    first time on your page, really impressed with all the stuff on it. I’ve just been looking at your photo’s of Poppies and i cant believe how quiet it is. We were there for a month in September ’02 and it was exactly the opposite. Is it always that quiet now as a result of the bombing or is it as a result of the recent war ?? I would hate to see such a wonderful place suffer long term as a result of mindless violence.

    p.s. Lovina was one of the highlights for me. beautiful and even cheaper than Kuta.

  • sasha

    everyone go to bali!!!!
    fuck california!
    fuck karibian sea!
    legian str. is a place where everything is legal!
    and if you go to espreso bar say Anta i love him forever!!!
    sasha

  • david writer

    please help trying 2 find guy called martin mid40s used 2 hang poppies area he is javanese last seen in 70s also balinese guy called loren email me thanks david from oz

  • david writer

    please help trying 2 find guy called martin mid40s used 2 hang poppies area he is javanese last seen in 70s also balinese guy called loren email me thanks david from oz

  • Anita

    Hi Nick,
    Just browsing and came across this website. I went to Bali in Oct. 03 and I had a great time. I absolutely loved it. I am from New York and travel alot due to my job and i have never seen any place quite like it. For me, it was peaceful and very relaxing. I stayed in Jimbarran, Kuta, Pemturran (at this absolute amazing cottage – nothing fancy just so quiet and relaxing), Ubud and Candidasa. I have lots of great photos and would love to share them with you but I am not sure how to get them to you.

    Take care.

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