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Jakarta or Bandung to Cianjur?

Posted by pirmelenge on 20/9/2013 at 22:25

Hello All! I'm traveling to Cianjur in November where I'll stay for a week or two. Just want to know if it's easier to fly into Jakarta or Bandung. Then take a bus or a taxi to Cianjur? Any suggestions are helpful! Thanks, Molly ...

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Would it be dumb to do Yogya --> Bromo --> Bali independently?

Posted by HeHeLOL5 on 6/5/2013 at 20:29

Hi all, I have about 10 days to travel in Indo. I would like to fly into Yogyakarta, then head to Bali through Mt. Bromo. I've heard that the minibus trips are uncomfortable, and I read online that it's more comfortable (and quicker) to use public transportation or executive busses, as detailed below. For someone who has never travelled in Indo and doesn't know the langauge, is the below trip recommended? - Yogya to Bromo: Takethe morning train from Yogya to Surabaya (leaves at around 7am ...

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Sumba: Visiting Pasola 2014

Posted by Harry05 on 17/9/2013 at 11:23

Would like to visit the Pasola on Sumba island next year also to make some nice photos. Already did some research and found out that there are two Pasalo festivals in West Sumba in february, in both the Kodi area and the Lemboya area. Festival seems to start about 6-8 days after full moon (set at febr. 15) which would mean about febr. 21 till 23. It seems that the dates are not exactly known in advance but that's not a problem, I can go to Sumba a few days before and wait for the Pasola dates wh ...

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In Bali with four kids plans have gone awol any helpful suggestions

Posted by luti767 on 17/9/2013 at 09:13

We are in Bali with our four children aged 7 to 12. This is a big trip for us as you can imagine. We planned to start in Bali but spending quite a bit of time travelling across from Gili Islands to Lombok, Sumbawa and Komodo National Park. We had hoped to go to Salawesi but was going to see how far our budget stretched. Today we climbed aboard a fast boat to Gili and the boat met with an accident. The kids got a huge fright and I ended up in hospital. We all survived but none of us want to hop o ...

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Comparison of the weather in Cambodia and Indonesia during a rainy season?

Posted by cloud on 13/9/2013 at 08:13

I am considering traveling Java and Bali in the coming January, i.e., rainy season and worried about the weather. I have experience of traveling Cambodia and Vietnam in September and October, i.e., rainy season. It rained nearly every day and was very heavy but the raining was generally only during an hour or so. Before and after the rain, strangely the sky was usually clear and sunny and the rainy season was not a big difficulty to me. However, I wonder how bad the weather is during a rainy s ...

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One-way renting of a car in Indonesia?

Posted by cloud on 12/9/2013 at 11:05

I considered one-way renting of a car, ie, picking one at Jakarta and returning it to Denpasar. I checked car rent websites but they did not show available cars but showed a message, "Cars meeting your requirements are not available." I tried the search several times with different dates but the results were the same. Is one-way car renting is not available in Indonesia? ...

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Indonesia to Australia by boat

Posted by afarewell2barms on 20/8/2013 at 02:56

Yes I know it's a common question - I've read all I can find. This post is not so much asking whether or not it's possible (I know it is with a bit of luck) I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any boats leaving anytime soon - obviously any other general constructive suggestions are welcome. Me and my GF are doing the old UK to Oz overland trip. We're currently in Thailand and are heading South towards Indonesia with the idea that that's the best place to hitch a ride on private vessel. I'm we ...

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Perama cruise Flores - Komodo NP - Lombok

Posted by tezza on 18/6/2009 at 15:47

The Lombok-Flores trip is one I've wanted to do for several years - as it turned out, time constraints meant I did the reverse 2 day/2night trip instead of the 3 or 4 day west-east cruises offered by a number of operators. Overall, I thought Perama's operation was exceptionally good, my one qualification is that it was a little bit expensive by Indonesian standards (but still very good value in western terms) at approx $US125 deck class all meals, snorkelling gear and NP entry included in May 0 ...

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traveling Jakarta to Lombok dec jan 14 and the rainy season

Posted by rsh13 on 14/8/2013 at 17:40

Hi Anybody got some tips for the following trip. The items which concern me are the scale / distances in Indo' and the fact that its in the middle of the rainy season. The plan was arrive Jakarta- train - stopping off any cities of interest- lombok - Bali- flight home. We do not want to be on the road all the time and want some time to chill. However the rainy season is concerning me and I have thought of changing to North Sulawesi or Moluccas Islands ,(i believe the weather is better there) b ...

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Escape from Gorontalo!

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/8/2013 at 10:01

As some know we recently finished up a two month trip in Sulawesi in northern Indonesia -- as things turned out, getting out of there was a little bit more complicated than expected -- it all started when I met a plane-cow-crash survivor in the guesthouse foyer You can read all about it here + we'll have the first of our Sulawesi coverage (primarily the Togean Islands) online in the next week. Cheers! ...

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60 day Visa from Uk for Indonesia - Obligation to return from employer?

Posted by miller24 on 14/8/2013 at 08:48

Afternoon, Me and my fiance are embarking on a 1 year honeymoon kicking off in Asia for 6 months and have jacked in the day jobs and brushing off the backpacks and filling out the copious amounts of visa paperwork. We are obtaining 60 day visa from the Indonesian embassy in London and one of the visa required requirements (point eight) states that a letter is required from applicants employer to show an obligation to return. As we have recently quit our jobs this is not applicable, is this re ...

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java to bali at speed!

Posted by Animal_lover on 17/7/2013 at 15:35

Hi Apologies if similar Q's have been asked before. I'm flying into Yogyakarta spending 3 days there before trying to get to Pemuteran via mt Bromo. Basically i'd really like to understand if it is possible to do the following: day 1 leave yogya, arrive near Bromo day 2 Bromo early morning, get to port, ferry to Bali, somehow get to Pemuteran. I don't have much experience of 'tours' and have never been to Indo so confirmation that 'everyone does this, just go to XYZ tour operator' or 'he ...

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Jakarta Hostel ... and then ... What ??

Posted by zmsbg on 10/3/2011 at 21:54

Hello everyone I'm going to Indonesia for the summer and I'm flying down on the 4th and I was looking for a nice cheap place to stay in Jakarta before heading down to Bali ... Another thing I'm meeting some friends in Bali so i have to be there on the 8th ... I was wondering where could I go that's on route to Bali ... Thanks ...

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Lombok/Gilis and Bali in September until 3.10 , travel buddies are welcome!

Posted by catweazle on 5/8/2013 at 09:34

Hi, i´m travelling Lombok and Bali arriving in Lombok on the 3.9. going to Senggigi and of course the gili islands for a few days. then i guess it´s bali for the rest of the trip. i guess i visit the usual spots around bali. if u want, we can meet for a chat. it´s not my first trip, been around south east asia a couple of times before...but have never been to Lombok or Bali. cu ...

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Itinerary ideas please, Jakarta to Bali.

Posted by bujor2001 on 16/7/2013 at 21:08

Hi, my fiance and I are arriving at Jakata`s Soekarno Hatta Intl airport on october 15th and have to catch a flight back on november 6th, from the same airport. During our stay here we`d like to get to Bali on land and water, and take a flight back , or the other way around. These are some of the places we`d like to see: Prambanan Temples, Ullen Sentalu , Plaosan Temple, Sewu Temple , Merapi Volcano , The Sambisari Temple , Ratu Boko Temple, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Pura Tanah Lot , Padang Padang ...

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Labuan bajo (flores) day trips

Posted by Derek57 on 26/5/2013 at 02:38

I'm gonna to visit labuan bajo on flores shortly where I'll visit komodo and do some diving trips. My wife doesn't dive however, and word is that LB isn't too charming of a town and doesn't have A beach. Does anyone know of any good day trip/companies that wouldn't be komodo or diving? I'm sure it would be easy to schedule there, but we arrive late and I'd like to pre book. Thanks, Derek ...

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Touts on Bali - How does it compare to other SEA destinations?

Posted by exacto on 23/7/2013 at 11:08

We're thinking of visiting Bali next year and wanted to know from recent visitors how bad the touts are in different places on the island. I haven't been since 1999, but remember the touts being particularly thick and persistent at Kuta Beach and to a lesser extent along the main roads in Ubud. How is it now? Are they still a pain? How do they compare to other places in southeast Asia? Thanks and regards. ...

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travel to bali, kuta for the first week of august 2013

Posted by itzanson on 24/7/2013 at 14:44

im from singapore(21/m) looking for travel companion.im planing to stay for 4-5days. looking forward to party and maybe a tour around some of the area. Add me on "WeChat(itzanson)" or leave a comment below ...

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BALI HONEYMOON 3 weeks

Posted by garrithv on 21/7/2013 at 11:39

hi, Im planning a honeymoon from 8dec-28 dec. so far we are looking at Bali because we don't want to travel too much and there are many places to visit on the island. we are looking for mostly close to or on the beach places, very relaxed vibe. good views, lounging around. not apposed to doing day trips to view some sites. if there is some snorkelling that would be good. we have done Thailand 3 times and hong kong. in Thailand it was samui/phanghan/toa. loved toa and Cookies Salad on Phangan. ...

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Java, Java, Java!

Posted by Arigato9 on 12/7/2013 at 20:47

Here;s the scoop! I leave for Java on July 27 for close to three weeks and I will be flying into Surabaya. I would realy like some feedback on people who have done this sort of trip before and some of the better ways to get about. Itenarary: Surabaya ---> Gunung Bromo and the Tengger Caldera --> Kawah Ijen --> Yogyakarta (Borobudur/Dieng Plateau) --> Karimunjawa Islands Flying in from Bangkok and I have at least 3 weeks and have always wanted to see Java and mhave enough tim ...

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