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new to travelling any pointers ?

Posted by Danielv2110 on 30/7/2014 at 11:21

starting in jakarta on the 25th of august and going to stay for up to 4 days maybe less there then my journey goes like this. Jakarta to bogor by train bogor to cianjur by bus stopping at cipanas (cibodas botanical gardens??) worth it? for night >? cianjur to bandung by train then on to pangandaran to get good at surfing? pangandaran to yogyakarta, to solo (mt merapi climb is a must ) will i have time for mt lawu? solo to surabaya by train surabaya to malang ( mt bromo) hike or treck not s ...

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One month accomodation in Uluwatu area

Posted by Hermantravel on 28/12/2014 at 09:18

Hi there, I am looking to stay in the Uluwatu area (I plan to be surfing in Bingin Beach) for about a month and would like to possibly for a property management company that can help me find a 1 bedroom place between 250 - $350/month. Do anyone in the area know of any companies that deals with this sort of thing? ...

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Liquor Stores in Makassar

Posted by stekmer on 22/12/2014 at 15:53

Hullo, On previous visits to Makassar it was possible to buy beer and spirits from Supermarkets but I gather that this is no longer the case. Does anyone know of any liquor stores in Makassar? Name and address of any stores would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Posted by Infin1tty on 27/8/2014 at 14:19

Hi All, I am planning a trip this winter, spending December 2014 in Indonesia. I would love to do some sightseeing like Yoyakarta, Bromo, Iljen, Rinjani, Kinabalu. But Also primarily I would like to focus on the freediving/snorkeling sites. Now, I have been researching past few weeks for the best spots and places to snorkel/freedive. By snorkel I mean going up to aprox. 15 meters depth. Could you please suggest some top spots for this while bearing in mind the budget options, meaning no liveab ...

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Cambodia or Bali for 1 week?

Posted by snicola on 31/10/2014 at 14:35

Hi Guys! My girlfriends and I are going to Thailand for 3.5 weeks in May/June and me and one of my girlfriend are planning to spend a week in either Cambodia or Bali before coming home! I would love your input on which is a better choice for such a short amount of time. We have roundtrip flights out of Bangkok, so we'll also have to keep in mind that we will be flying out of bangkok to wherever we decide to go and we'll have to fly back in to Bangkok after. We are 22 years old, we LOVE the ...

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Should I go to Senggigi?

Posted by denise21 on 9/8/2014 at 23:33

Hi - I am flying into Lombok airport and have enough time for 2 destinations before heading to Bali. I definitely want to go to Gili Air. For my other stop, would you recommend Senggigi on the mainland or going to a second island, Gili Trawangan? For background, I am a female, solo traveler in my 30's. I typically enjoy staying in budget, bohemian style beach huts/bungalows with a cool restaurant or common area where people hang out. I like a laid back atmosphere - not a ton of people, but enou ...

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Java - itinierary timing and things missing?

Posted by summerfield on 19/9/2014 at 02:39

Dear all, we want to fly to Java in November. Our interests are historical/archaeology, landscapes. Total travel would be three weeks max, but shorter is fine as well. here below are our very rough ideas so far. Would be great if someone has some more ideas and can say something about how long we should be staying somewhere. Also, we have no idea on how to get around a place. Ordered a travel guide twice, and both seem to have vanished. Note: we live in a country with close to useless postal se ...

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Indonesia 2 weeks surf, hiking, temples

Posted by Anthropologist2 on 30/11/2014 at 09:41

Hi Fellow Trekkers, Myself and my two kids (in their 20s) are planning a two week trip to Indonesia Feb 15 - March 2 thereabouts. We're coming from Canada so need 22 hours travel time on both ends included in our itinerary (Canadians will do anything to escape winter!). We like off the beaten path and so far plan to spend some time in Bali (Gillis?), Borobudur, and some hiking. Any recommendations on getting around, suggested places in Bali/Ubud (guest house, surf lessons, places for medita ...

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Bali-Gilly Island - Lombok -Philippines

Posted by CarolinevJamie on 11/11/2014 at 21:03

Hi, my boyfriend and I are currently traveling south east Asia. We have 1 month free mid Jan to mid Feb. We will be in Krabi and have a flight already booked from Phuket-kuala Lumpur to Australia on the 16th Feb. When traveling it's hard to find time to can anyone help. We are thinking of visiting Bali- Gilly Island & Lombok or around there then to the Philippines before Australia. Can anyone give us some helpful suggested routes and places to visit. We are not party animals b ...

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Clear water, few tourists

Posted by louiseee17 on 30/8/2014 at 22:32

Hello, My mum and I are traveling to Indonesia this month. After spending a week in the parks in Sumatra we'd love to see a beach or two the last week. I've been doing a lot of research, but there are so many beaches and some advice from first hand experience would be great. We would love a relaxed, scenic beach, preferably not huge resorts lining the coast with clear waters and nice sand (which I assume isn't too hard to find in Indonesia). I live in Thailand and I love the 'non-resorty', low- ...

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Sumatra for 2 weeks in December 2014

Posted by wally16 on 11/11/2014 at 07:24

Hi! My boyfriend and I are travelling to Sumatra for 2 weeks in December, we can't wait. We are both bird and nature lovers and we are very excited to get into the rainforest. Does anyone who has been before have any itinerary suggestions? We realise that Sumatra is quite large, so in order to get the most of what we do see, we should perhaps pick one region of Sumatra.We definitely would like to do some jungle trekking and try to see wild orangutans so we think that the North would probably be ...

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Surf & Yoga - recommendations?

Posted by cosmia on 11/2/2014 at 09:29

Does anyone have any recommendations for the best place to go for cheap Surfing & Yoga in Indonesia? I'm at the very beginning of my searching/planning - obviously I've been looking at Bali but I don't want to go and be taught how to be a 'goddess' - I just want somewhere chilled with interesting people, nothing too fancy & expensive. I like a hostel vibe but would probably want a single room, staying a couple of weeks before moving on to explore the area. Any help would be great ...

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Transportation to Borobudur

Posted by Babalugats on 9/11/2012 at 09:45

Hey everyone, I'll be in Yogyakarta from November 22 to November 25. I like to see Borobudur at sunrise, and I wonder if it's possible - and safe - to travel by taxi during dawn. I'll stay in Delta Home Stay, by the way. I appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks! ...

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Receiving a package in Bali

Posted by buffalonomad on 2/10/2014 at 20:59

I'm at the start of a 90 day tour through Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and I need to have a small package sent to me, a smartphone. I plan to be in/around the kuta area for at least a week if not longer when I arrive, I have no accommodation booked yet but plan to stay at a hostel or guest house. I imagine I could contact where ever I decide to stay and have it sent there, but are there other options? Having it held at a shipping center or post office? ...

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Low-cost airlines: Utiket?

Posted by noratw9 on 10/10/2014 at 12:33

Hi all, My boyfriend and I are planning a 3-month trip to SE Asia, which will include Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia. We plan to fly some of the longer/more difficult segments (i.e. Singapore to Jakarta). I was looking for cheap flights and stumbled upon, which is an Indonesian flight search engine that includes a lot of the budget airlines including Lion Air. Anyone used this site before to book? It looks legit, but not knowing anything at all about booki ...

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Wakatobi information

Posted by WonderingTsar on 27/9/2014 at 01:01

Helloonedollar I wrote up my recent trip to Wanci, Hoga and Tomia islands in the Wakatobi National Marine park, South East Sulawesi. It's mostly about snorkelling, but there's also a lot of general info about transport, accommodaton etc. any use to ya ? Linky ...

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buying domestic Indonesia flights online from outside Indonesia - please advise

Posted by Infin1tty on 1/9/2014 at 05:06

Hi, I was researching this topic already and read mixed reviews on almost all below at trip advisor, and similar forums. Can you please share your experience of booking flights beforehand from outside Indonesia, using eg. European credit card to pay? I have so far found the following websites offering the flights, eg. to Raja Amapat from Makassar, etc. 1. 2. 3. Can you book a flight directly on Garuda airlines website and pay with Visa card, or can you sugg ...

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Raja Ampat liveaboard trip

Posted by kennyfinest on 16/9/2010 at 03:37

Hi, ive been looking at diving in indonesia for a few weeks as im trying to plan a big trip that ive been saving for a long time. I started looking at the cheaper liveaboard options around komodo but reading things online and a hunger for the better experience has led me to nearly booking a trip in raja ampat thats gonna cost over £2000! I know its an experience of a lifetime but im no rich man and its one hell of a chunk of my travelling funds, i really cant make my mind up what to do. Im goi ...

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Itinerary Advice for Bali/Gilis!

Posted by travelnasty on 12/6/2014 at 11:44

Hey guys, thought i'd sign up and maybe get some advice/tips on my upcoming trip to bali/gilis. So my plan right now is: Kuta - 3 days Banyuwangi - 1 day Lovina - 2 days Amed - 4 days Gili T - 7 days Ubud - 3 days Do i need to add another city/town? any must dos? I really don't know much about Lovina if anyone has some specific tips about that?! Thanks ...

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Flying Susi air In Sumatra. Medan- Kutacane - Banda Aceh.. Yes or no??

Posted by penelope on 7/9/2014 at 20:44

First time poster, long time watcher! looking for any help you may be able to give. Smarttraveller still asks to avoid Susi Air. Smarttraveller asks to avoid many things though..Has anyone flown with Susi air recently? We (Mum, Dad, 2 boys aged 10 and 12) will be in Northern Sumatra for two weeks. We are hoping to fly..Medan - Kutacane - Banda Aceh - Medan, therefore enabling us to spend roughly a week around Ketambe and a week around Banda Aceh / Pulau Weh. Thanks in advance Penny ...

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