Call it an impulse decision, or call it wanting to relieve the teenage days. Or simply call it - cos I was on a holiday.. on an island!
Well, first off the ride wasn't as smooth as I've had expected. Well what to expect - I was rusty after all.
And I have never rode a scooter, and was a lil uncomfortable with the brakes.
But I guess what really complicated things were the heavy traffic in Bali. Especially the area I stayed at Kuta.
There are a lot of cars and other motorbikes too. Traffic - was rather heavy (surprise, surprise!) and you can say - dangerous.
There were times I couldn't brake on time, and for that I went rather slow. Motorbikes were overtaking as well - especially at the crossroads and once the lights turned green and I thought that that was a lil dangerous.
Owh, and I rode all the way from Kuta to Uluwatu. With getting lost and all, it took me over an hour to reach the destination.
|I took some time to stop, rest & enjoy the sunset on the way to Uluwatu.|
Also, there's just something different about riding the bike on an island holiday.. yes just like in the movies. Haha!
So do I recommend renting a bike in Bali? Well you can. But here's my tips: be careful especially on the busy roads and don't ride too far - unless you are staying for long and has familiarized yourself with Bali's traffic.
|I wonder why it's called Teh Tarik. Lol. These are the oils sold along the road.|
*Got my scooter through the hotel. It's not that cheap after all the additional costs (insurance, if not wrong).