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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Jim05 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:54 am

woodublieve12 wrote:
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woodublieve12 wrote:Is February a good time of the year to travel to Bali

April to late September/early October is the best time to visit Bali.
January/February can be quite wet as it’s the rain season but temperatures will be around 28 degrees and I’ve been there several times in February and the rain has been hit or miss.


Cheers mate, looking for a more relaxing holiday as most of mine are always so full on... February is the best time for us to get away

As Wedgie said Thailand on the Western side is good and February is best for Vietnam and Cambodia aswell as the Western Malay islands. Langkawi and Penang especially are perfect that time of year
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Booney » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:46 pm

woodublieve12 wrote:Is February a good time of the year to travel to Bali


If it's hot and dry you get sweaty from the tuk tuk to the bar you are going to sit in or you're in the pool drinking.

If it's hot and wet you get wet from the tuk tuk to the bar you are going to sit in or you're in the pool drinking.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby woodublieve12 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:24 am

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woodublieve12 wrote:Is February a good time of the year to travel to Bali


If it's hot and dry you get sweaty from the tuk tuk to the bar you are going to sit in or you're in the pool drinking.

If it's hot and wet you get wet from the tuk tuk to the bar you are going to sit in or you're in the pool drinking.


your post pretty much convinced us to go at this time...
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby woodublieve12 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:00 am

Booked flights and accommodation in Bali for february... Staying at the Swiss Belresort in Sanur...
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Booney » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:29 am

woodublieve12 wrote:Booked flights and accommodation in Bali for february... Staying at the Swiss Belresort in Sanur...


Nice one mate, look forward to it, you'll have a ball.

How long you going for?
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby woodublieve12 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:34 am

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woodublieve12 wrote:Booked flights and accommodation in Bali for february... Staying at the Swiss Belresort in Sanur...


Nice one mate, look forward to it, you'll have a ball.

How long you going for?


Leave friday the 8th and return the 16th... Cant wait to get away... Going to see and do a few things but it's mostly going to be a relaxing holiday. mine are usually full on
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Booney » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:42 am

woodublieve12 wrote:
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woodublieve12 wrote:Booked flights and accommodation in Bali for february... Staying at the Swiss Belresort in Sanur...


Nice one mate, look forward to it, you'll have a ball.

How long you going for?


Leave friday the 8th and return the 16th... Cant wait to get away... Going to see and do a few things but it's mostly going to be a relaxing holiday. mine are usually full on


Nice.

Jimbaran Bay for sunset seafood dinner on the beach.

I'm sure many of us have used drivers in Bali that are helpful, but I suggest asking at reception for a local in your area who is based near you.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Jim05 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:35 pm

Just finishing a quick 4 day jaunt to Phuket. A couple of heavy showers but great weather for the most part.
The influx of Russians increases every year we go back. Patong and Karon resemble Moscow ATM
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:59 pm

Jim05 wrote:Just finishing a quick 4 day jaunt to Phuket. A couple of heavy showers but great weather for the most part.
The influx of Russians increases every year we go back. Patong and Karon resemble Moscow ATM

Yeah we stayed in Karon back in August and definitely noticed it. Some are pretty good to look at though.
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Bali/Phuket

Postby Jim05 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:06 pm

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Jim05 wrote:Just finishing a quick 4 day jaunt to Phuket. A couple of heavy showers but great weather for the most part.
The influx of Russians increases every year we go back. Patong and Karon resemble Moscow ATM

Yeah we stayed in Karon back in August and definitely noticed it. Some are pretty good to look at though.

Yeah got a very cute one staying next pool villa to us who doesn’t mind strutting around the pool area.
Lounged around our pool for most of Wednesday listening to trade radio and checking out the scenery [emoji3]
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Booney » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:34 pm

I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Jim05 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Booney wrote:I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.

A lot of Russian signage and Russian speaking staff at tour agencies and restaurants aswell.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:06 pm

Jim05 wrote:
Booney wrote:I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.

A lot of Russian signage and Russian speaking staff at tour agencies and restaurants aswell.

Chatting to some of the local shop owners, they said they prefer the Russians to Chinese,Indians and other Asians in general as they spend more $$.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Jim05 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:10 pm

PatowalongaPirate wrote:
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Booney wrote:I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.

A lot of Russian signage and Russian speaking staff at tour agencies and restaurants aswell.

Chatting to some of the local shop owners, they said they prefer the Russians to Chinese,Indians and other Asians in general as they spend more $$.

Yep, was told the same.
The downside is plenty of them are rude pigs and treat the locals like crap. A few we saw get very vocal and are quite intimidating
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Booney » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Jim05 wrote:
Booney wrote:I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.

A lot of Russian signage and Russian speaking staff at tour agencies and restaurants aswell.


Our Karon resort had Russian party boat tours with Russian speaking guides departing from there. The resort manager spoke fluent Russian and she and all the staff got by on broken English.

The resort we stayed at in Khao Lak 3 years ago didn't accept Russians at all, if they inquired the resort told them they were full.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Jim05 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:15 pm

Booney wrote:
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Booney wrote:I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.

A lot of Russian signage and Russian speaking staff at tour agencies and restaurants aswell.


Our Karon resort had Russian party boat tours with Russian speaking guides departing from there. The resort manager spoke fluent Russian and she and all the staff got by on broken English.

The resort we stayed at in Khao Lak 3 years ago didn't accept Russians at all, if they inquired the resort told them they were full.

Yeah there are still a few resorts that do the same. The Police cleaned a heap out of Karon about 6 months ago that were involved in criminal activity and had “taken over” the beach with heavy handed tactics.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:04 pm

Jim05 wrote:
Booney wrote:
Jim05 wrote:
Booney wrote:I was amazed at how many restaurants in Karon had English / Russian menu's on the tables.

A lot of Russian signage and Russian speaking staff at tour agencies and restaurants aswell.


Our Karon resort had Russian party boat tours with Russian speaking guides departing from there. The resort manager spoke fluent Russian and she and all the staff got by on broken English.

The resort we stayed at in Khao Lak 3 years ago didn't accept Russians at all, if they inquired the resort told them they were full.

Yeah there are still a few resorts that do the same. The Police cleaned a heap out of Karon about 6 months ago that were involved in criminal activity and had “taken over” the beach with heavy handed tactics.

Now, if they could clear them out of Koh Samui as well.
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Re: Bali/Phuket

Postby Wedgie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:31 pm

The Russian Ruble must be up, there was no Russians in Phuket when I was there 12 months ago, heaps of Chinese though.

Was heaps in Pattaya about 5 years ago when I was there though.
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