Dearest Ms. Astill,

How exciting to receive your reservation! We now are able to reserve for you and your traveling companion the Batavia Dacha Cottage from August 31st to September 3rd, 2009 (3 nights.) Enclosed is a letter of your confirmation. (You may find deposit information below.)

Is there any special diet that we need to take consider? According to some of the touristsí recent comment, some taxi or pickup service drivers will take you to expensive souvenir shops on the way to Ubud where they can get a high percentage bonus. We would suggest you to say no to these offers if they happen. On the other hand, the private drivers with whom Matahari associates will never take you to any place that you don't wish to go. For airport pickup service reservations with Matahari's driver, simply drop us a note with your flight information in it including the flight number and the exact arrival date and time. Our driver will be waiting for you with a Matahari sign and your name when you come out of Customs. The fee of 200,000Rp (currently about 20$US) per car for airport pickup service can be added up later to your room bill. Your airport pick up service has also been booked as shown in the attachment. We will just need your flight number to confirm the service. Also enclosed is a simple map of our location for your convenience.

May we remind you that Bali has charged tourists for visa on arrival since February 2004? Staying less than 5 days (included) is 10$US, 5 days to one month is 25$US. The maximum stay is one month. Make sure you have the exact change ready for paying the fee at the visa counter before lining up at the immigration counter as sometimes they don't give your change back. Also they randomly require tourists to provide two 2-inch snap shot photos, so it's suggested to have these ready, too. By the way, if you plan to bring USD to Bali for exchange, remember USD issued before 1996 (included) is not accepted by all Money Changers here in Bali. Also larger denominations always get a higher rate (same as Euro and British Pound.) Furthermore, due to large quantity of fake USD paper bills, most countries in South East Asia stop accepting USD bill that comes with a series number that begins with CB. The current exchange rate of USD to Rupiah is at 1 to 10,100.

Should you need any further traveling information here in Bali or any other bookings such as water-rafting, spa treatment, and other transportation services, we'll be more than glad to be of assistance. We wish you a very wonderful and memorable trip.

Yours sincerely,

Matahari Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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Deposit instruction:

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Reservation Sheet


Matahari Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Guest name: Amanda Astill
Jl. Jembawan, Ubud, Bali, Tel:62-361-975459,

Date Room name Rate(USD) Spa
Treatment Others
Unit Price Time:
8/31/2009 Others
Airport pickup 1 200,000 21:00 Schedule Pending
8/31/2009 Batavia Princess 44
9/1/2009 Batavia Princess 44
9/2/2009 Batavia Princess 44
Total USD132
Rp. 200,000
Total USD132
(10% tax included) Rp. 200,000
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