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Bukit Lawang - Tangkahan - Berastagi - Lake Toba (and maybe Bukittingi)

Posted by Harry05 on 2/3/2014 at 03:48

Hi, My plan is to go to Sumatra soon and more concrete (coming from Medan) to Bukit Lawang - Tangkahan - Berastagi (not shure if this make sense?) - Lake Toba and after that maybe Bukittingi and surroundings. About this a few questions: 1. Read I can reach Bukit Lawang same day arriving in the morning from Medan airport, how much time would I need? 2. Coming from Tangkahan I don't have to go back to Bukit Lawang but best is to travel via Medan to Berastagi (maybe just to sleep if it's not pos ...

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Bali or Lombok?

Posted by soomei on 23/2/2014 at 04:15

Hi, Am heading to Gili Air on 20 March, then to Gili Trawangan on 23 March, then to leave for home on 25 March. I need input on the following. Thanks. a/ Would it be easier to reach Gili Air from Bali or Lombok? Then to depart from Gili Trawangan to Bali or Lombok? And what are the methods plus monies, timing required ? I need to choose where should I touch down and take off. b/ Flight can reach Bali by 1pm, or reach Lombok by 12 noon (with no flight delay). c/ How do I get from ...

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Ende - Moni - Ende - Bajawa

Posted by Harry05 on 19/2/2014 at 01:43

A few questions about the leg Ende - Moni - Ende - Bajawa . 1. Planned arrival by plane at Ende Airport is 14.50 PM, would it be reasonably possible to get to Moni with local transport in the same afternoon? How much time would it take? If not some good advice about staying in Ende (budget accomodation)? 2. Besides visiting Kelimutu, other nice things to see in/around Moni? Good budget accomodation there? 3. After visiting Kelimutu early morning and take my time would it be possible to g ...

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Weather on Gili Air and Gili T

Posted by soomei on 18/2/2014 at 08:01

Hi peeps. I'm just wondering if gili islands are somewhat affected by the recent volcano eruption in Java? I'm planning to travel over in two weeks time, and I'm not too sure if I should worry about this weather, air quality, etc. Any idea, anyone? ...

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Visiting Wae Rebo (Flores)

Posted by Harry05 on 13/2/2014 at 04:11

In the beginning of march I will be travelling on Flores, and was thinking about visiting Wae Rebo (weather permitting). Already asked/looked at some websites but saw some agencies asking steep prices about 3.600.000 Rp for the 3D/2N trekking starting Ruteng , or even 5.200.000 Rp for a solo traveller like me. Also saw an option going from Ruteng to Denge and overnight there, look for a guide - trek to Wae Rebo and back in one day, next day an early morning Truck from Denge back to Ruteng. ...

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getting to east Bali from east java

Posted by breatheagain on 7/2/2014 at 01:46

Hi - we will travel through Java towards Bali and am wondering if it would be best to get a ferry from Java to west Bali and then a driver from west bali and head east (where we want to be) and see scenery on way or get a ferry from East Java straight to East Bali (is there one?). Any advise would be appreciated - we are fine for time although it would be nice to know long this drive would take - can we do it in a day? also any advice on costs would be great - thank you ...

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Bali, Sulawesi, Gili Air and Flores - best route and travel help please

Posted by breatheagain on 8/2/2014 at 02:52

I plan to go from Bali to Sulawesi then on to Gili Air and on to Flores. Would I fly from Bali to Sulaweisi? How would I get from Sulaweisi to Gili Air - would I have to go back to Bali and get a boat? Is this even the best route to see all four? Any help would be appreciated - thank you ...

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Getting the most out of 60 days in Indonesia! Itinerary help needed please!

Posted by firefly2280 on 11/2/2014 at 15:58

Hi all I'm getting a little stressed trying to plan a trip and would welcome some help! We are hoping to get a 60 day tourist visa from the Indonesian embassy in London, even still I'm having trouble planning. I would like to extend this in country but realise you need an outward flight to get the visa, so thats slightly annoying. We are also travelling from May- August so hitting peak times. We fly into Singapore and are going to get a one way ticket to Bali. Then I want to go to Lombok and R ...

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HELP! Where should we go??

Posted by Craigor on 13/12/2013 at 08:25

Hello We will be ending our trip in Indonesia (honeymoon for my wife and I). Should be there for about 8 days in the beginning of March. Where should we go?? We want somewhere with lots of good food, great snorkelling and swimming and a laid back feel. I need somewhere to just relax and enjoy the end of my trip. Somewhere that has lots of little local places to eat and things to do would be great. We don't want something so busy and commercialized though, no Starbucks and McDonalds. Sun ...

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10 day itinerary for first timers, girls trip?

Posted by shethang on 12/2/2014 at 16:20

Hey everyone Planning first trip to bali and doing a girls trip, with 3 of us total, and wanted to get your insider tips. We are in our mid twenties and want to party, meet people, see local cultural sites, do adventurous stuff, see both mountain side and and the prettiest beaches and check out best resorts and spas. We want to We are on a mid range budget. Hoping to spend at max $1.5-2k each when we get there on accommodation/going out. We have 10 nights available in end of April. I been d ...

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Gili islands for about a month from the beginning of march?

Posted by Sampan on 3/2/2014 at 22:49

Hi all, I'm looking to get away for some quiet, peaceful island-time and at the moment the Gili islands (Air or Meno) seems to be pretty good options. One important reason being that they seem quite easy to reach (the idea would be AirAsia from KL-Lombok). But haven't been to Indonesia before i have couple of questions; What would the weather be like from around the beginning of March and say 4-5 weeks onwards? (from what i read the rainy season should end around mid March)? Also, Is this pe ...

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Diving in Alor - mandarinfish

Posted by afron on 7/12/2013 at 17:29

Have a look at this video - not supposed to be an ad for the dive operator, which I don't know - diving in Alor is just amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BB3XCFUM06M ...

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new to travelling!!

Posted by nontravelgirl on 3/12/2013 at 14:53

hi me and 2 of my other girl friends are looking to travel Indonesia and are new to the back packing lifestyle!! we are looking to see the culture and beaches yet see the cities as well. would any one be able to help me with an itinerary which would suit 3 girls that are looking to explore Indonesia with a very tight budget and a time limit of only 25 days!? and how much aprrox i would need? ...

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Bali to Flores by boat?

Posted by KatMachine on 16/1/2012 at 20:47

Hi, is it possible to go from Bali to Flores by boat? If yes, how long will it take and how much? ...

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indonesia tour 22days

Posted by jane_135 on 22/1/2014 at 15:03

Hello travellers! I´m going to spend 22 days free in Indonesia in August. I chose Indonesia for the culture shock, landscapes and temples (I love photography) and climate that month. After reading a few guides, itineraries, journals and forums, I think three weeks is very shoooooooooooort...I get this route: 26 July Jakarta - Borneo (flight 9:10 o 15:15) 27 July Borneo (Tanjung Puting) 28 July Borneo (Tanjung Puting) 29 July Borneo - Semarang (flight 11:45) - [url=http:// ...

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Exact dates Pasola 2014?

Posted by Harry05 on 17/1/2014 at 20:00

Hi, Could someone post the exact dates of the four Pasolas on Sumbaonce they are known? Thought they all would be after the middle of february butI understand that the first is to be held on february 4th? Once I know the dates I can make my further detailed plans likereservations etc. So thanks in advance for all recent information about this. Harry ...

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Itinerary in Indonesia

Posted by Eruve on 14/3/2012 at 07:59

Hi! Im new here but I have been reading at the forum for a while now (ever since me and my boyfriend decided to go and backpack in Southeast Asia this autumn). We have though problem deciding the itinerary and which countries to visit (yes, i have searched the forum for similare threads and already read them ). I have also read several guidebooks and a lot of different backpacking-forums without getting closer to the answer and thats why Im posting here to get your opinions. So, what have we ...

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Price difference

Posted by Infinity on 6/12/2013 at 06:27

My gf and I are travelling from melbourne. We are debating between kuta and sanur. I have heard in terms value for money and general costs that in kuta you tend to pay more western prices and things overall tend to cost a fair amount more compared to sanur. I would people's appreciate people's feedback on wethers costs of things in kuta is more "expensive" compared to sanur ...

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anybody can recommend a nice homestay in jakarta?

Posted by robocop on 9/12/2013 at 06:16

no more than 200k for a single room Other than the crappy cheapies on jalan jaksa... I see travelfish mentions asri homestay but no reviews yet... ...

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4 weeks in Asia - where to go in Indonesia and the Philippines

Posted by nikneja on 22/8/2013 at 20:26

Hi, My boyfriend and I are planning a trip around the world and as part of it we are planning on spending 4 weeks in Asia. We are hoping to go to the Philippines, Borneo and Indonesia. Has anyone got any tips or ideas on where to go? We will be there November/December time. We love the outdoors, trekking, nature, the sea, diving and snorkelling. Any advice would be really helpful. Thanks! ...

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