4605When you arrive in Bali after you’ve been in Jakarta, you notice one thing immediately: “Hey, I can actually breathe here.” There’s much less pollution, presumably due to the lower number of inhabitants. The weather is really nice though (as one would expect). There’s a surprising amount of traffic (a lot of it taxis) and all the streets are lined with little shops, mostly selling clothes and souvenir. I think I spotted the first shops selling fake brand-name items within ten minutes. There are fancy walls and statues and temples all over, too, just as one would expect. Overall it looks as if Bali is a nice, if overly touristy, place.