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Gili Air or Gili Meno?

Posted by stevenjmartin on 28/4/2015 at 15:24

Hi all, We will be spending 3-4 days on a Gili as part of a longer trip to Bali and Lombok. We are really torn over which Gili to visit - I was leaning towards Air but was then more impressed by the pictures of the beaches on Meno. I understanding that Air is probably busier than Meno. We are a couple looking for a quiet island which some good value (if possible!), budget accommodation. Which has the better beaches and which has the better diving of the two? ...

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East Indonesian travels

Posted by gecktrek on 24/4/2015 at 18:41

hey, in july i'm planning a 2 month trip through the eastern indonesian islands, i fly into and out of denpasar and my planned route, at this stage, is; Kupang Pulau Alor Pulau Lembata Maumere Ruteng Ende Sumba Bima Komodo Lombok are there any points of interest/highlights/suggestions, transport advice along the route that you can recommend? only have 2 months so i'll be skimming through the area, appreciate any advice... ...

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Lombok and Rinjani, suggestions needed!

Posted by nochnbier on 25/4/2015 at 00:33

Hi there, Im currently chillin out at TobaLake in Sumatra. Howewer, I will be heading to Lombok in a couple of days, maybe on 30th of April. I have time until the 8th of May, when Ill have to catch a flight to Flores . What is the best way to organize a Trip to Rinjani? Should I try to reach one of the villages directly from the Airport, or should I head maybe to Kuta or one of the Gilis and organize a trek from there? Are there companies that can pick me up from the airport for a Trekking tou ...

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Penang , beach , where to stay?

Posted by ebphoto on 23/4/2015 at 13:47

I'm headed to Bali for a month on the 16 of May, 2015. I have three weeks free from now till then. Indonesia Visa is only 30 days. ? Any recommendations to stay in Penang? Or other Malaysian beach? Hostels , guest houses, home stays, cheap? Before I head to Bali? Thanks so much ...

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8 Weeks Indonesia in April and May

Posted by nochnbier on 14/2/2015 at 10:30

Hey there! I will be travelling for 8 Weeks in April and May this year. At first I wanted to have 4 weeks in Indonesia and 4 weeks in the phillipines, but after starting to read some travelguides i get the feeling that Indonesia has enough to offer for 8 weeks... I will be starting with a 2 weeks cycling tour across flores, so there will be my startingpoint, having about 6 weeks left to explore the rest of the country. First questions: whats the fastest / best way to get to Flores from an inte ...

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Help Planning Bali Trip

Posted by traveller12307 on 8/2/2015 at 21:43

We are planning to visit Bali in November for 9 nights / 10 days. We are not very active and not interest in water spot. Our interests are food, culture, and relax (sunrise/sunset). We are looking at: Ubud Seminyak Jimbaran Sidemen Mt Batur or Mt Agung Any other suggest locations I would like to find out how many hotels should I be looking at (which can be base) for this trip. 1) Ubud 2) Sidemen 3) Jimbaran or Seminyak or Uluwatu Looking for advise. ...

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Rinjani, Bromo or Kawah Ijen?

Posted by stevenjmartin on 24/3/2015 at 17:38

Hi all, I'm wondering whether anyone has visited all three of these volcanos and can compare and contrast their experiences? I think we'll have time to visit two of the three in our upcoming trip to Indonesia, and am leaning towards Bromo and Rinjani. The assumptions I have about them at the moment are that Rinjani is the most physically demanding but also the most beautiful (arguably), and that Bromo is likely to be the most heaving with fellow tourists (we plan to make our own way to Cemoro ...

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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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