8 myths about Bali with effect of disclosure from Russians.
Myth #1: Bali is a paradise
Snorks! No, surely, each of us has his own paradise but there should be some average idea. Something like a beautiful small beach with no many people around, dense jungle behind, marvelous corals and a small village not far away. And it’s the picture that most expect to see in Bali. Snorks two times. Bali is a huge island resembling an anthill full of unattractive and obtrusive natives, ugliest Australians reeking of fish and carnation. Everything outside is muddy, stinking and usually homely.
Myth #2: What a wonderful sea!
Despite the fact that Bali is an island surrounded by water from all sides, it’s quite problematic to bathe there. In Changu the waves are very heavy and are not recommended to come into. Someone may like it, but if you want to swim and not to be spread by a giant wave over the sand, you will hardly like such rest. The same sea is in Cuta plus a great plenty of crazy beginners with boards striving to land a blow on your head. Besides, the beaches are crowded with beggars and money-grubbers, so you can relax only at a swimming pool with chlorinated water. Lovina and Candidasa are renowned for turbid and dirty water and sudden stones, Nusa Dua – for tides, but probably, better beaches are there, in Nusa Dua, and in Sanur. Anyway solitude is possible only in the hotel room. Unwillingness of the islanders to make it all more comfortable is explained only by one thing – the superstition that the ocean is inhabited by evil spirits.