We ventured from Nusa Dua on a rainy day to do some shopping in Kuta Square ( used Bali essential tours as our private driver for the day). Lots of shopping ,from Matahari Dept store to the local markets across the street. Matahari had good selection, everything was clearly priced so no haggling over prices. We wanted to get a flavor of the local markets and that did not disappoint either. Just be prepared to be called out many times by the vendors. and don't be shy about walking away . That's what usually gets them to lower the price. Also, the money exchangers offered higher rates here than at our hotel.
A short walk from the local market is the beach, which on Jan. 2nd, looked like a mess, probably due to the New Year's festivities. Garbage was all over the beach and the boardwalk. This made me glad with our choice of staying at the quieter Nusa Dua area.
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