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Bali solo backpacking trip

Posted by hemmingway on 20/8/2015 at 20:46

Hey bali experts. Will be travelling alone to Bali from Nov. 26 - Dec. 14. Would just like your thoughts on my rough itinerary: Legian - Medewi - Permuteran - Lovina - Munduk - Amed - Nusa Penida - Tirta Gangga - Kuta Then I'm meeting with family to spend a couple of days in Ubud. Some things I'm doing/want to do: -Renting a scooter for about 3 weeks in Kuta then taking it around the island, I have a license don't worry. -Surf in Legian and Medewi. -Spending at least a night in th ...

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Indonesia backpack 3 weeks

Posted by Jmanoli on 6/1/2016 at 12:34

Hi me and my wife are going backpacking indonesia. We land in Bali at the end of January and would like to go diving at komodo national park. To get our advanced open water takes 5 days then head north and go island hoping, diving and beach relaxation for the rest of the 15 days befor heading to Thailand from bali how do you suggest I do this since I am having trouble planing further than komodo and would like to fly evrywere since my time is limited. Witch islands in the maluku seas should I vi ...

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3/4 Week hit and run flexible trip

Posted by zomarzi on 27/12/2015 at 12:18

Really glad I came here as I didn't fully realise how much there is to see and do in Java. Flying in from Wales with KLM/Air France so a few landing options available to me and I have not booked yet looking at early Feb. 16 also carrying a small backpack so flexibility is the key to my trip. I'm getting on a bit so I tend to steer away from tourist traps I love the real people, food, culture, religion and music plus the usual beautiful secluded beaches, natural wonders,like travelling by train b ...

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Indonesia: Govt to include 84 more countries in free-entry policy

Posted by altmtl on 21/12/2015 at 05:30 The government is set to waive visa requirements for another 84 countries starting this week in an effort to boost arrivals of foreign tourists to the country. "We decided to apply the visa-free policy to 84 more countries starting this week," Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli said after a meeting at the ministry's office in Jakarta on Monday, as quote ...

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Visa Extension Maumere, Flores?

Posted by altmtl on 13/12/2015 at 12:03

Has anyone extended their visa in Maumere recently? Due to the holidays... I might have to extend my 30 day (paid) VOA in Maumere... if I'm not able to get my date of issue stamped for Jan. 4th for a 60 day visa from Ottawa... ***"The visa once issued is valid for 90 days as of the date of issue. The maximum stay is 60 days, and You must exit Indonesia before the expiry date. Please take this into consideration when you apply for the visa.” *** “If you are planning to travel ...

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Help teaching English on Flores

Posted by Renah on 13/12/2015 at 11:34

Hi all, I have been travelling on Flores for several month. In Labuan Bajo I met a very nice and friendly english teacher called Sypri ( As I am a teacher too, he invited me to live and eat in his boarding school SMAK St. Ignatius Loyola Labuan Bajo. In return I supported the english teachers in the morning in their class. The school is really interested to invite foreigners to their school, but they have no contact members in foreign countries. They don't expe ...

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Malang-Ranu Pani on automatic scooter

Posted by SendiriNekad on 4/12/2015 at 06:01

Is there anybody who has any idea if the road from Malang to Ranu Pani is doable on an automatic scooter? And, eventually from Ranu Pani to Mount Bromo, on the same scooter? ...

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Taking Prescription Drugs to Indonesia

Posted by quigly on 25/11/2015 at 18:28

Hi We are heading out to Bali & Lombok at Christmas time for three weeks. Both my kids are on ADHD medication (Ritalin/Concerta) and I read on the AU gov website that these controlled drugs are highly restricted in Indonesia. I was planning on getting a letter from the Pediatrician but now think may not be enough - any one know or have experience with this issue. Thanks ...

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Safety - Kuta Lombok?

Posted by altmtl on 8/11/2015 at 11:24

I was considering renting a scooter for about a 2- 3 week staying in Lombok but I've read and heard a few things that are a little off putting... "be very cautious if you head to Kuta Lombok. They won't care on your travel experiences. Assaults, robberies, road hold ups happen in and around that area. All instigated from two feuding local villages, their youth take it further and realise the police are unable to cope with their actions. Bikes belonging to local and foreign tourists go missi ...

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Guy heading to Bali 18-21 in Dec.

Posted by Golferlee on 1/12/2015 at 01:29

Hi, Looking for a travel partner to share the villa in Seminyak with me. ...

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Flores Help!

Posted by clayeee on 19/11/2015 at 21:36

Hi everyone, I'm a solo traveller coming to Flores in December, 19th. I have about 1-2 weeks (flexi) to spend on the island before making my way to bali, catch some waves on the island then back to work in Singapore on the 4th. My plan is to travel from one end to the other (Labuhan - Ruteng - Bajawa - Ende - Maumera (or i can start at Maumera too, it doesnt matter)), stay a day or 2 in each town, book daily tours or wing it on a motorbike while there. Ive asked around for all inclusive tour ...

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Telkomsel Sim Card - Connecting in Flores

Posted by altmtl on 11/11/2015 at 02:30

I plan to get a precard sim card in Bali - I at guess at the airport when I arrive in Denpasar -Telkomsel Seeing that wifi may not be available at many places I may be staying - ( I might be even going as far east as Solar and Alor Islands - not sure yet) but will of course be in Moni and LB. How reliable will my connection be? I was thinking of using my iphone as a hotspot for my mini laptop - I'll be traveling 60 days so I guess I'll be able to renew after 30 days - can I only do this in b ...

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Updated Travel Plan - Jan.13th - April 5th

Posted by altmtl on 3/11/2015 at 18:31

Here's my plan... -Landing in Bangkok - will spend a night or two - night train to Trang -Spend a few weeks on Koh Lanta or maybe somewhere else - but want to stay in one place and relax. -Feb. 3rd - Fly from Krabi to Bali - about 2 weeks - flexible - thinking of renting a scooter - do north eastern loop. -Fly to Flores - Maumere - 2- 3 weeks - flexible. I was considering Lombok 1st but appears boat trips to Flores don't begin again until March - will work my way to labuan bajo by public ...

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Advice on Flores -> Lombok boat in January

Posted by quigly on 26/10/2015 at 22:53

Hi all I will be in Bali region for 3 weeks starting Christmas day with the family (2a & 2 kids 11 & 9) All of us are keen snorkelers. We are trying to decide if we want to fly to Flores and do the boat trip back to Lombok via Komodo and Rinca to see dragons etc. Or if we should stick closer to Bali /Lombok/ Gili's Are we likely to have issues with the weather ? Can any one recommend a boat company that does this trip, and given the time of year how much do I need to book in advance. ...

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The beauty of Indonesia :D

Posted by AsokaRemadja on 8/11/2015 at 08:29

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Labuhan Lombok onward transport

Posted by amnicoll on 29/5/2015 at 06:08

Have posted on LP but to date no response so: Any help would be greatly appreciated as I play with options on lombok after arrival in Labuhan Lombok en route to Bali. Not sure yet of time frame as will depend on how long I stop on Flores and Sumbawa Are there regular buses from Labuhan Lombok to Bayan (heading to Senaru) Are there regular buses from Labuhan Lombok towards Tetebatu what route does the bus take and where might one stop off for the direct bus from Labuhan Lombok to Mataram th ...

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Postal service from Lombok to Overseas? Reliable?

Posted by altmtl on 1/11/2015 at 21:18

I was wondering about people's experiences with from Lombok as I am considering sending a package from Lombok to Canada - thx ...

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Extending a 30 day visa on arrival - my experience

Posted by mooball on 24/10/2014 at 04:20

Just wanted to provide the latest on what I have experienced with extending the 30 day visa on arrival (VOA) in the city of Bandung . I understand that the process is similar in Bali as well. First of all, you need to go to the immigration office and approach a counter and ask for someone to help extend your visa. In Bandung, there is no sign so you just have to wander around until you find someone to point you in the right direction. To save yourself time, I can tell you the counter you nee ...

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Bali in November advice

Posted by nic867 on 9/2/2015 at 15:56

Hi everyone. For my 30th birthday in November I had planned a trip to Bali, starting in Ubud, moving up to Sidemen, Mt Batur, Lovina and Bedugul with activities such as cycling, mountain trekking and snorkling. However after much reading I'm getting more worried and off put by the weather conditions I might expect during this time including stifling hot weather, 80% humidity and downpours not to mention bad conditions for the planned activities! I really had my heart set on this trip but fe ...

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Indo Snorkelling in January and February 2016

Posted by Malvis on 5/9/2015 at 08:04

I am not too familiar with Indonesia, but I have been trying to do a lot of reading and am starting to get very confused. I am an avid snorkeler and spend all my time in the water, and my other half loves lazing on the shore catching some sun with an occasional snorkel here and there. We are both in our thirties. Not into the party or touristy or crowded scene. We have been to Thailand 3 times, choosing less touristy islands (Ko Kradan, Ko Racha and Ko Hai) who all had very nice snorkeling opti ...

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