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Chinese new year in Ubud?

Posted by lindistar on 10/10/2011 at 18:49

Hi, We will be in ubud during Chinese New Year and i wondered , is it better to visit another part of Bali for celebrations, or will there be some festivities in Ubud? I know in general Indonesia does not celebrate it as much as some of the other countries, but will there be some celebration? Am I right that it's still a public holiday? Nearly forgot to say, I don't really like massive crowds, don't mind a little crowd though Thanks in advance! ...

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Posted by glomer on 12/10/2011 at 00:06

I used Travelfish last year to help plan our honeymoon to Laos and Vietnam, and while we had a wonderful time, there were few "surprises" as I had researched our destinations so thoroughly, had viewed pictures of every place on flickr, read every review here and on TripAdvisor, etc., and generally primed myself vs. showing up and seeing what happened. Part of this was a function of our short timetable--when you have less than two weeks, it's hard to create the space for improvisation-- ...

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Bali in October?

Posted by joe_schmo on 6/10/2011 at 11:58

Is Lembongan nice this time of year? Is it cloudier than other parts of the year? Also, I read that the water temp drops this time of the year, is the water still warm enough to swim in? ...

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Malang guesthouse is requesting a copy of my passport to book room

Posted by glomer on 7/10/2011 at 03:32

Has anyone else been asked to do this? Is there something I can suggest as an alternative (paying up front, maybe through wire transfer)? ...

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indonesia extended visa

Posted by beauone11 on 7/10/2011 at 02:49

So I will be getting into bali on the 14th of october. I had some life changing events happen and here I am wanting to be in bali for over a month and a half. I called the indo embassy and they said not enough time to apply for extended visa. They said I could apply once there, but kinda gave me the run around. I have a one way ticket out of bali to bangkok on the 10 of november just in case, and will change that ticket if I am approved for an extension on my visa. I have read in the posts that ...

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Where to escape the tourists in Indonesia

Posted by monkindy on 30/9/2011 at 07:55

Hi, Im heading to indonesia next March for three weeks. I have travelled before in SEA for several months but Im going with a friend who has never travelled before. We are going to do a few day stint in Bali learning to surf but after that I am stuck deciding where else to go. I know the places I enjoy traveling to the most are the more local less populated with tourist scenes. Can anyone recomed any awsome local places ie beaches, walks, cultural atractions that wont be filled with tourists. ...

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Indonesia in 4 weeks?

Posted by Roux on 13/9/2011 at 01:28

Hi there guys, Been lurking awhile and absorbing some great information. Thanks for all the help you have given me already, albeit indirectly. My GF and I will be travelling in SE Asia for a few months starting in OCT. this year. We are flying into Bangkok. But we have been to Thailand before and while its an amazing place, we are excited to see some new areas ( to us ) in SEA. Indonesia is high on my list. We are not big partiers, mostly like to relax and enjoy local food and have some fun act ...

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Indonesia or Malaysia???

Posted by olashi on 23/9/2011 at 12:15

Hi there - this may be a dumb question that no-one can answer for me, but I have to make a snap decision about whether to book flights to Indonesia or Malaysia for 3 weeks in December. Don't have time to do research and wonder which would be best for family of 5 (3 adolescent boys) on small-ish budget. We like less crowded places, to have a mixture of exploring towns and beach-time (good beaches as we are from NZ and quite spoilt in that way) and are happy travelling on local buses and trains ( ...

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Simpati SIM on iPhone 3gs prob

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 3/9/2011 at 13:31

I bought and installed a Simpati SIM card in my iPhone 3GS, but to my great frustration I can't make outgoing calls. I can receive calls and I can send and receive text messages, but for some weird reason I get a fail message every time I hit dial. Yes, I have credit. Has anyone else had issues with Indo SIMs in iPhones. Mine is unlocked/JB'd and has worked fine with a number of Thai and Malaysian SIM cards. ...

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Has anyone done the Yogi-Bromo-Bali tour??

Posted by douluvme49 on 30/9/2011 at 20:19

We are in Yogy right now and thinking of doing the Yogi-Bromo-Bali tour. Has anyone done this? Was it good? How was the accomodation provided? Any recommendations on who to go with? THANKS IN ADVANCE !! ...

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Train ticket from Bandung to yogi for 2 for sale

Posted by tristan151 on 29/9/2011 at 15:05

We have a change of plans and are not going to need to use the ticket if any one needs on it is for tomorrow sept 30 at 7 am for 2 people for executive class air con Paid 430,000rph Open to any offers call 081281591061 ...

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Seeking accommodation recs for Malang

Posted by glomer on 28/9/2011 at 01:34

Ideally something flashpacker/mid-range. Thanks! ...

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Any solo travelers headed to the Gili Islands in 2 weeks?

Posted by wkarnes on 27/9/2011 at 16:54

Was hoping to stay on Gili T and learn to dive after hiking Mt. Rinjani. Noticed it was somewhat expensive for rooms. Just wanted to see if anyone was planning on heading there and wanted to split costs for a double bed room. I am 24/m, from the states. Easy to get along with I have no idea the exact date, but can plan something out if need be. Let me know if there is any interest! ...

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where to stay in Jakarta?

Posted by douluvme49 on 24/9/2011 at 15:54

Hey travellers I am heading to Jakarta here in a few days and need a place to stay. Any hostel or guest house suggestions would be great!! And areas ! Should we spend time in Jakarta, or head out the next day??? Thanks! ...

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Diving in Indonesia

Posted by bradmcfc81 on 28/7/2010 at 21:31

Can anybody recommend any quality places to dive in Indonesia? My girlfriend and i are heading there in October, on our trip round South-East Asia. ...

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Beautiful, remote beach in or around Bali? (scuba would be fab too)

Posted by freerangehuman on 26/2/2011 at 05:46

Hi there, I'm going to be in Bali for a while at the end of May and have 3 and a half days at the end to spend chilling out on a beach. I'll have been staying outside Ubud for the rest of the month so really looking forward to waking up to sand and waves for a few days! Does anyone have recommendations of places that are a) chilled and nice (not looking for the party scene) b) beautiful (white sands!) c) have some scuba facilities. I'm only looking to do the 3 day openwater part of the PADI ...

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short trip to Bali in Oct

Posted by dardeb on 21/8/2011 at 20:52

After reading so much on SEA (this is my first trip to this part of the world), I finally decide to skip Thailand islands and go to Bali instead, 2nd or 3rd week of Oct. Now I'm reading Bali's beaches are not so pretty and clean, and weather in October is not always good. The more I read the more confused I get. Can you help me decide!? Is there swimming in October in Bali? Which part of the island has the best beaches for swimming? I don't like pools. I'll only have about 5 days there, I'm no ...

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internet resources on the Maluca islands?

Posted by Sampan on 28/8/2011 at 09:23

Hi people, I'm looking for a good solid internet resource on the Maluca islands but haven't been able to find very much. If someone could point me in the right direction, or indeed have first hand information from travels in the area, i'd be really grateful. Happy trails.. ...

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Win a full pass to the Ubud Writer and Readers Festival

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/9/2011 at 10:15

The smart cookies over at the Ubud Writer and Readers Festival (of which we're a sponsor) have given us a full 4-day pass to give away to a lucky literature lover. The four-day pass is worth A$350 and entitles the holder to experience all panel sessions in 3 venues across the four days of the festival from October 6 to 9, 2011 in Ubud, Bali. (It doesn't include the ticketed special events and workshops.) To win the pass, all you need to do is tell us in EXACTLY 25 WORDS what "Bali" m ...

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Viewed 3,466 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 14/9/2011 at 08:52

where to stay in

Posted by appleegg1 on 26/8/2011 at 05:43

looking for something like this ubud small, quiet resort, b and b, or villa accommodations in Ubud quiet aircon english channel tv bathtub with adequate hot water within 30 minute walk to ubud town cheap, good spa service nearby or on property clean, comfortable bed small pool nice but not a deal breaker decent food available bfast, lunch and dinner time nice scenery around- valley or ricefield fridge and a kettle is nice nice bathroom around $50us to $120us think tegal sari, but out of to ...

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