I've lived in Bali for 15 years now. All you need is some money
. Worst case scenario $100.00 I would think. Have 1,000,000.00 IDR (rupiah) at the ready and just be as friendly as possible and if an issue arises, act dumb as hell, then ask "Can you help me" and pull out half the money
, if that doesn't work
, give up the rest, if that isn't enough, use your best acting skills and "tear up" a bit. This will do it.
are believed to be evil spirits who have returned to earth as dogs
and when you get here and see them you'll know why. There has been an ongoing rabies problem here and billboards on the main highway about it (warnings). You'd be best to keep your dog away from any "Bali Dogs" but all the foreigners here have them.
My friend was here a couple years ago, drunk driving, going the wrong way down a one way, drove up on the sidewalk (3 am so no people around) and crashed into a pole, and passed out. Someone called the Po Po, they came, drove him home and he paid 500,000 to each cop. No ticket, no jail, no drunk tank, nothing. That's the way it works here. Unless drugs are involved, then your done.
You can get away with anything, you just need some cash. Don't worry about it, you should be fine.