Bali: The Birthplace of Bistro St Tropez Board Shorts
Bali, Indonesia is a place where we’d all like to be right now. It’s also the birthplace of one of Bali’s best known surf wear and beach wear companies, Bistro St Tropez. Known for their commitment to quality products and taking you to that place that makes you feel good. And Bali sure makes that list of places. It really is a destination where relaxation takes over from work and you can take a break from the hectic city life we all live in these days. As soon as you step out from the airport, the smell of franjapani and humidity hit you hard giving you that immediate high. You say to yourself, “It doesn’t get any better than this”. It’s easy to get to your hotel from the airport these days with a multitude of cabs ready and waiting. While cabs generally are inexpensive and very rarely will you pay more than 50,000IRP ($5 AUD), your trip from the airport will be an exception. The prices are pretty set for this trip depending on where you are staying. If you’re staying in Kuta or Legian expect to pay 150,000 IRP ($15 AUD) or Seminyak may cost slightly more. You may have been able to organise hotel transfers included in your hotel package and they’ll be waiting for you as you step out.
There are some basic key greetings and pleasantries that you should get to know and use as it will make your trip more enjoyable. Here are a few that are important:
Selamat Pagi (Pagi) Good morning
Selamat Cyang Good afternoon (12.00pm -3.00pm)
Selamat Sore Good afternoon (3.00pm – 6.00pm/dark)
Selamat Malam Good evening
Apa kabar How are you?
Kabar baik (Baik) I’m good thanks
Andabaigamanna And you?
It’s also good to get to know what “big” and “small” is because I’m sure you will be ordering many Bintangs and they come in two sizes.
Satu Bintang kechill One small Bintang
Dua Bintang besar Two large Bintangs
One last thing to have in your kitbag is how to say thank you.
Terima Kasih Thank you (Indonesian)
Suksma Thank you (Balinese)
You are now well prepared for an enjoyable trip in one of the great travel destinations. Whether you’re on a surfing trip or just chilling out and enjoying the sights you’ll now feel and look like a pro.
Semoga perjalananmu menyenangkan (Have a great trip!)