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Self-drive Bali to Java

Posted by Durianwriter on 26/3/2015 at 05:58

Hi all, I could really use some advise. I'd like to hire a car to drive from Ubud to Banyuwangi, Java, crossing at Gilimanuk, returning in 3 days. So far I've read that if you don't have the proper car registration and license you might get stopped at the ferry, and none of the car rentals I've spoken to have permitted driving to Java. Googling "interisland" or "multi-island" car rentals in Java or Bali haven't turned up anything. How can I hire a self-drive car to go to ...

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Where to go May in Indo

Posted by CadyLady on 9/4/2015 at 15:19

Traveling to Indonesia in May and will be flying into Depensar. We are looking to see beautiful places, do locals yoga, seek Ayurveda doctors, try surfing, snorkel and relax and eat some good food. We are trying to decide our route and research where we can find and do these things.. we are not rich tourists so we'd like to stay out of the over priced touristy spots if possible! If you have any advice we would greatly appreciate it Thank you! Cady and Matt ...

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Help first time Bali, spoiled by Gili Air!

Posted by Tazzfalcon on 6/4/2015 at 03:28

We're currently on Gili Air and love it. This is our first time in Indo and we're really enjoying the vibe so far. We check out of here in 3 days but don't know what to do! We need to be in Bali for a 3-night stay in Ubud on the 17th before we depart. So we've got about 8 nights to play with. It's very tempting to stay on Air for longer but we'd like to explore a bit more of Bali than just Ubud. We don't want to do to Kuta, so can anyone recommend a beachy-chilled area without great nee ...

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Travelling from Bali to Gili Trawangan - Boat or Flight to Lombok ?

Posted by tweien89 on 28/3/2015 at 05:49

Hi, My SO and I will be arriving in Bali on the 15-August-2015 at 0520, and we would like to head over to Gili Trawangan straight away. We plan to spend our 1st 3 nights on Gili Tranwangan, followed by 2 more nights at Gili Meno before heading back to Bali for our last 2 nights. I've done a ton of research, but still fell short of which route i should take ! Would appreciate if you guys can read my planning and get me out of this catch-22 situation !! Fast Boat from Bali I underst ...

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sailing from Komodo group

Posted by jimsails on 30/3/2015 at 08:47

Leaving Batam island next Saturday with my sailboat - hope to end up in the Komodo group/ Labuan Bajo by early may May want to look for someone to do some local sailing, snorkeling, discovering, beach fires etc etc for varying length of time. Possibly head up to Sulewesi while enroute to Lombok/Bali. Where would be a good place to searchh/find/advertize/look for crew for something like this around Labuan Bajo once I get there? ...

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Planning advice Maluku, Timor, Flores, sumbawa

Posted by Rubysmits on 29/3/2015 at 19:58

Hi guys! In an hour my plain leaves to Ambon, Maluku! from there I would like to take the ferry to the Bandas and the Kei islands (and if possible afterwards to Flores and Sumbawa, I got 4 weeks) Is it easy to go to Timor or Flores after Kei? By plain or boat? Or does somebody has some good planning advice? ...

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Bali vs Sumatra

Posted by r321148 on 26/3/2015 at 04:00

Hi all, some advice needed if possible.... Going to Indonesia in October. I only have about 16 days weeks which I know is very little time. At the moment I'm looking to fly into Jakarta as it seems to be the best connected from the UK. So using this as a starting point I could fly to Medan and explore the north-west of Sumatra and then back to Jakarta explore a bit of Java and then fly home from Jakarta. or Fly into Jakarta and work East through Java before finishing with a few nights in Ba ...

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Need advice! Surabaya - Probolinggo - Mount Bromo - Malang - Solo - Yogyakarta route.

Posted by robinwongga2 on 18/3/2015 at 01:34

Hi everyone ! I am going to Surabaya at the end of this month. I have heard a lot of good things about Mount Bromo, and i would like to give it a go. After I finish there, I will head to Yogyakarta. So, here are my routes ; Surabaya - Probolinggo - Mount Bromo - Malang - Solo - Yogyakarta So, here are few questions, that I would like to ask all of you travellers out there.... 1. I am travelling on a shoestring. The moment I arrvive at Surabaya, I am keen to use public transportations ...

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One month on Java, Bali and Lombok

Posted by stevenjmartin on 16/3/2015 at 17:38

Hi there, I'd appreciate any advice you have for our upcoming trip to Indonesia. I've already written this post once and forgot to enter a topic title and lost the whole thing - hopefully it won't happen again! Me and my girlfriend are visiting Indonesia for one month. We land in Jakarta, and plan to take the train to Yogyakarta, visit Borobudur, and then travel onwards to Mount Bromo overland (via Surabaya?) before taking the ferry to Bali. How much time would you devote to this part of our t ...

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Currently in Ubud...what's next ? Flores, Gili, komodo, lombok...?

Posted by Vickymarion on 22/3/2015 at 01:45

Hey guys, I am currently in Ubud and I am wonderingg what itinerary I should do next in order to see everything that I want (I still have 4.5 weeks) I really don't know if I should go to Denpasar, fly to flores and then go see everything in that area (any suggestions ? ) and then fly back to lombok and go see the gilis...? Or maybe go to Lombok and Gili first and then take a boat to Flores and komodo to come back in plane later..? Thank you so much for your help ! Vicky ...

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Solo Exhibition " Melintasi Jaman " By Soetopo

Posted by talenta on 22/3/2015 at 04:47

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Solo Exhibition " MelintasiJaman "By Soetopo 15 Apriluntil 19 April 2015 BentaraBudaya Jogyakarta Jl Suroto2,Kota Baru,Yogyakarta 28 Apriluntil 24 May 2015 GalleryKemang 58 Jl KemangRaya No 58,Jakarta SelatanH Soetopo was born inYogyakarta in the year of 1931 and he entered ASRI in 1950. Shortly afterfinishing his education, he joined SanggarPelukis ...

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Itinerary advice for Bali/Lombok travel during Jan/Feb.

Posted by Sniksah on 29/9/2014 at 21:33

We (2 of us) are traveling to Indonesia for 6-8 weeks during January and February. We're aware that it's the rainy season but our schedules only really allow us to travel during this time. We've travelled to Southeast Asia before but have never been to Indonesia and are curious as to how much the trip will be affected by the weather. We've only just begun our planning but are very interested in Bali, Lombok, and Gili and are open to any suggestions of places we may not be aware of yet. We're no ...

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Lombok beaches

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/3/2015 at 08:05

As I just got asked about this by email, thought would post something quick here as well -- if you're a beach bum thinking about Lombok, don't make the mistake of thinking Senggigi and the Gilis are the best of it. You've got Gili Gede to the south and while it doesn't have great beaches itself, you can do snorkelling trips to Gili Layan and Gili Ringgit -- they're great. Also on the south coast from there you have Mekaki Beach, which is just magnificent. Further along the south coast you ...

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3 weeks in Indo- want to see Bali, Java, Gili Isl. Vietnam.. is that too much?

Posted by sammy462 on 12/3/2015 at 12:17


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Help 3 week itinerary! So many questions!

Posted by sammy462 on 13/3/2015 at 21:53

Hey Travel Fish! I have been reading forums for what seems like hours and I need help on booking my trip! I'm not going till the summer time but I have no idea what I am doing because I am a first time backpacker and I'm used to all-inclusives. -Do I book my places to stay ahead of time? I know theirs websites you can do from that have B&B's and villas? -What about ground transportation? are the towns fairly close together?? We're planning to go to the Gili's and Java and I know that you ha ...

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HELP on snorkeling Itinerary in Indonesia

Posted by gabyanz on 8/2/2015 at 16:02

Hello to All... Here I've read a lot of very interesting suggestions... so I'm here to ask for some help--- In July I and my family (my husband and 8 years old daughter) will stay 17 days in Indonesia, starting from Jakarta. Our aim is SEA and snorkeling in a pristine environment... last year we've been in Malesia (Perethian, Redang... and was really wonderful). We do not dive, but we are quite experienced swimmers. My first idea was to go first to Lombok and then to Bali -Komodo... But the ...

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Using for booking flights in Indonesia

Posted by busylizzy on 28/1/2015 at 19:13

I wanted to book a flight with Wings Air (via the Lion Air website) before my arrival in Indo, due to a tight timeframe. After several unsuccessful attempts, a quick bit of Google research told me that many people have problems with this website accepting their overseas credit cards. I thought that I had booked online with them before, but maybe not...? I decided to try, the Indonesia flight search/booking site and managed to book the required flights (Bali->Sumbawa, with a shor ...

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NON TOURISTY TRIP is this possible :-(

Posted by CadyLady on 4/3/2015 at 17:22

Indonesia is so beautiful and as we will be in Asia we just have to see it!!! Looking for suggestions places/retreats that possibly have all or some of these things... ayurvedic, yoga, meditation, beauty, swimming NON TOURISTY? We want to relax, be in the moment, be healthy... Not interested in Cancun style ANYTHING! Please help!! Thank you!! Cady ...

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4 islands in 4 weeks?

Posted by Kaytk11 on 3/3/2015 at 15:41

Hi there, I have been really enjoying all of the personalized information that people have been receiving in regards to their travel itineraries. I thought I would run by a work-in-progress with the hopes of getting some feedback! My partner and I are palming a four week trip from the end of May -- the end of June and have been struggling to compromise on all of the things we would like to do. Right now the plan is: Jakarta (2 nights) -- Yogyakarta (2 nights) -- Lombok (5 nights) -- Gili A ...

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best things to do in bali?

Posted by Danielv2110 on 30/7/2014 at 11:34

i am going there and want to know the best things to do. i plan amed and kuta but not sure about what else also want to do diving snorkalling and if im good enough surfing. ill have come off 25 days in java and will have a week or two in bali then onto lombok gillis and then onto komodo ? cheers ...

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