Yet another Visa run, this time I chose Bali, its a 4 hour flight south from Bangkok and only 2 hours north from Australia! What can I say about Bali other than it is heaven on Earth for your eyes! It is an absolute gem in the  Indonesian island chain.
I always wanted to go to Bali so this was the perfect opportunity and excuse. And a real chance to use my Gopro video Camera for the first time.

I arrived at sunset, luckily catching glimpses of the island as we were coming in to land! I knew this was going to be special for me! It bloody had better have been the amount I spent on the 5 star hotel that I stayed in

As a teenager, I went to Bali a lot, but it’s a long, long way from England. Which is why, when we bought Necker Island, we made it like a mini Bali.RICHARD BRANSON

I got  the usual hassle from the local taxi drivers! A familiar theme that is repeated all over South East Asia and really bloody annoying after any flight and specially after the customs staff took me into a room and gave me the third degree.


The taxi driver I think was an Hindu reincarnation of Ayrton Senna, the great Formula 1 champion! To say he was quick round the corners would be an understatement, this guy was on a mission. It was a long drive at 22:00 through the jungle from the airport to Ubud and I think he wanted to get home for his dinner. He was a really nice guy though and if his friendliness was an indicator of how the Balinese treat visitors, I was in for a very pleasant stay.

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