workingNOMAD - 9:10 am on Aug 30, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: lawman at 2:36 pm (utc) on Aug 30, 2010]
I meant by and large non-muslim, having said that people on Java (muslim) were also incredibly friendly too.
By the way, I was not suggesting that being a non-muslim Islands was a positive, it just means that things we take for granted in the West, e.g. beer, showing affection in public, wearing beachwear etc are tolerated more on Bali as it's mainly Hindu.
Many of the aggressive hawkers in Kuta (lots from Sumatra (Christians, Catholics etc)) are really not that bad, you can choose to ignore them, have a laugh with them and if you actually walk less than one mile from the main strip you won't even see them, or any other tourists too!
Seminyak and Ubud would be better as a longer term base.
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[edited by: lawman at 2:36 pm (utc) on Aug 30, 2010]