Top Tips For Students Backpacking In Bali
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Top Tips For Students Backpacking In Bali

Victoria Causley December 4, 2022

If you haven’t backpacked Bali already, it is definitely one to add to the list! With the surf, sunsets, food, nightlife and tranquility, it’s got everything you need to get that full backpacker’s experience. And it’s also one you’ll want to prepare for. Here are five top tips for students backpacking in Bali.

Get The Vaccinations You Need

You’ll need to get some travel vaccinations to go to Bali. You can pop to your local Travel Clinic and ask for some advice, or your local GP might be able to help too. You can get some vaccinations for free on the NHS and then you’ll need to pay for some of the others. These are a choice, but it’s recommended you get them done – especially if you’re going near the monkeys!

Take Medication With You

If you haven’t heard of the dreaded Bali Belly already, then you’ll want to at least prepare for it. While you might be lucky enough to avoid it, it does no harm to prepare just in case. Take fluid replacement sachets, paracetamol, ibuprofen, Imodium and charcoal tablets to have to hand if you need them. To avoid Bali Belly, don’t drink the tap water and avoid cold salads that might have been washed in the water.

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Use HostelWorld

If you’re backpacking, you are probably going to be staying in hostels. Hostels are so much fun and the best way to meet new people. You rock up with your home on your back and meet friends from all over the world in one night. It’s an amazing experience and one you should definitely do at least once. HostelWorld is great for this as it allows you to book a place last minute and even cancel for free if your plans spontaneously change.

Do Your Research

Research the places you want to go before you set off. By doing this, you can see as much as possible in a short period of time! The Gili Islands might take some planning and it’s not always as expensive as it first seems, so do some research to find the cheapest option.

Be Confident

Whether you’re travelling with friends or going solo, be confident. Remember that everyone is in the same situation, and most want to meet new people. Travellers all have the same energy, so it’s never difficult to make friends with one another. Be yourself and soak up the adventure.

If you’re backpacking in Bali anytime soon, keep these student tips in mind! Live everyday with an open mind, soak up the happy nature of the country, and have the time of your life.

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Victoria is a writer from Devon with a passion to raise awareness of period positivity and women's health. She has always enjoyed writing and studied History at Cardiff University, where she wrote her dissertation on the 'Attitudes towards Menstruation in the Early Modern Era' and received a Bachelors Honours Degree. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.