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Australia to Bali by boat

Posted by thaidi007 on 3/7/2014 at 00:47

We are planning on doing a RTW trip without catching a plane and would like to start our trip cruising to Bali starting between Nov 2015-Jan 2016. Unfortunately the few cruises that are available want full fare for a trip that we would only take part of. I have searched for days looking for alternatives, including freight cruises, but am now stuck on finding anything. Can anyone suggest something I may have missed, even if we go via another location. It's not a problem to start our trip from an ...

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Java in July...too rainy?

Posted by comtam3000 on 11/7/2014 at 00:36

Towards the tail end of July and early August, I'd like to spend just over a week exploring East Java. Two highlights for me will be Mt. Bromo and Kawah Ijen. A few Indonesians have told me it's going to be really rainy there though...has anyone been to these areas this time of the year? I'd like to brave the rain...but for example if the chances of getting a clear day at Bromo are very very slim this time of year then I'd opt to skip it. Anyone tried this? ...

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7 weeks Indonesian rough itenary. Advice needed thanks!

Posted by CoolOperator on 19/7/2014 at 04:41

Hello everybody! I got some questions about my upcoming Indonesian trip and I would be very thankful for someones advice.. In a couple of weeks I'm flying over to Medan to start my Indonesian trip. I just got my 60 days visa in Penang. I have exactly 53 days to get from Medan to Bali and I would like to do it without flying. I would love to buy a motorbike or scooter in Medan and drive it all the way to Bali and sell it there, but people tell me this is impossible. So I guess I have to use lo ...

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Local Cuisine Query

Posted by meerkats on 17/7/2014 at 08:51

Hi All I just have a query regarding local cuisine. I would like to try the local fruit bat (kalong) meat, and was wondering which restaurant or market would serve this in North Sulawesi region? Thanks All Jon ...

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Avoid: Ekajaya fast boat between Bali and the Gilis

Posted by somtam2000 on 14/7/2014 at 20:16

A good friend had the misfortune to catch the Ekajaya fast boat from Padang Bali to Gili Trawangan yesterday and found the experience to be, well, slightly ordinary. With his permission, I've reproduced his stream from Twitter: Loving Ekajaya fast boat to Gilis. "Slight delay" meant "we cancelled your 11am boat to make more $$$ by cramming you onto the 1pm boat" https://twitter.com/ryanvb/status/488540405269794816 Have left Padangbai for the Gilis over 2 hours late on the ...

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East Java itinerary

Posted by obligatory on 9/7/2014 at 12:08

Hey guys, Travelling from Jakarta to East Java in mid-august and wanted some advice. My plan is Monday (Arrive Surabaya), Tuesday (Bromo), Wednesday (Kawah Ijen then onto Banyuwangi), Thursday (Travel to Gili Islands via Bali speedboat) Is this feasible or going to be a nightmare? ...

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Best snorkelling/Diving in Indo?

Posted by Animal_lover on 4/2/2013 at 15:05

Where would you guys recommend for underwater fun? Gillis look good but are there any other spots worth a dip? Particularly thinking around central/east Java or Bali/Lombok. Dreaming of turtles, though Jaws is just about to start on TV which might put me off... ...

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Poss Indonesia 5-6 Week Itinerary

Posted by djkeith on 6/7/2014 at 06:44

Hey guys, I'm after some advice. I'm planning a 4 month trip which will see me travel from Indonesia to Australia and I'd like some help to know whether this Indonesian itinerary is possible. Fly to Jakarta and spend 10-12 days on Java including visiting Jakarta, Bogor, Pangandaran, Yogyakarta or Surakarta, Side trip to Dieng, Bromo Bali 10-14 days Bali to include Ubud, Possibly Sideman, Munduk and Amed. I'd also like to do a side trip to climb the volcano on Lombok. Gili Air - 4 days ...

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1 Month Itinerary!

Posted by stephanMc on 9/7/2014 at 11:32

Hello, on september i'm going to Indonesia for a month. Which the best itinerary? I'd like to go to Java, Bali,Gili and Flores (Komodo and Rinca). Is it possible in 28 days? Thanks ...

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Strange sighting leaked - a passenger plane found abandoned in Bali

Posted by brendonyong on 10/7/2014 at 19:41

I have been looking around for any abandoned places around in popular places in Indonesia and I noticed this plane on Google Maps! And so far not many people are covering this... This is the post that somebody writing about this plane: http://mehthesheep.com/bali/blog/strange-sightings-leaked-abandoned-plane-found-google-maps-bali/ Why could somebody hide a plane like that in Indonesia? ...

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Kuta, Lombok - Hideaway no more . . . what else

Posted by caseyprich on 18/3/2012 at 08:19

After hours of my Sunday researching places to stay in Kuta, I'd come down to the realization that the only place 'on' the beach in Kuta, Lombok is called Hideaway Bungalow - I mean, was on the beach, as none of the links worked, and I finally found this article that surely explains why none of the reviews run past 2010. http://ravespot.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/american-pulls-plug-on-noisy-mosque-in-indonesia/ Interestingly, the owner comments at the end. So - anyone had any experience stayin ...

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3 weeks in Indonesia - lots of questions!

Posted by nogslah on 24/6/2014 at 16:12

Hi there! My girlfriend and I are travelling from UK as follows at the end of July for three weeks. Our itinerary, based on flights already booked, is as follows: 3 nights Bali 4 nights Flores (to travel to Komodo National Park) 5 nights Bali 6 nights Java We're basically after any advice and suggestions we can get for things to do and places to stay. We arrive on the Friday before Eid and have planned to fly straight on to Bali for the weekend so as not to get caught in the Eid rush on Java ...

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Best itinerary for diving, wildlife and trekking 6 weeks

Posted by Felicity1234 on 29/6/2014 at 07:32

Hi there, My boyfriend and I will be going to Indonesia for 6 weeks at the end of October. We are very much going for diving ( including liveaboards), trekking and wildlife. Can anyone suggest a rough itinerary for this. We don't mind taking a lot of internal flights to go to more remote locations. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks ...

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Orangutans & Komodo Dragons - book locally? or well in advance?

Posted by Canuck101 on 22/6/2014 at 16:28

My fiance and I are headed to Indonesia for 2 weeks in early July. We are hoping to do an Orangutan tour, as well as heading to Flores for snorkeling/komodo dragons. We are leaning towards Sumatra for Orangutans (flying into Medan, and going from there), and flying Bali to Labuanbajo and finding a tour to see the komodo dragons. We've realized we will be there both for Ramadan, as well as high season in Bali. How difficult is it to obtain local tours for these two types of trips? We've scour ...

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help! traveling pregnant with 4 yr old - 11 day Bali itinerary

Posted by BeanieYoda on 21/6/2014 at 01:07

Dear Bali travel experts! going to Bali in about 2 weeks! needing your precious advices for road time and itinerary! we were backpackers but this time 5 months pregnant with a 4 year old on a 11 days Bali exploration, trying to draft here a well-planned realistic route and itinerary, looking for real art and nature, non-touristy non-manmade experience, please advise on road time and let me know what you think! many thanks! DAY 1 - wake up UBUD arts & crafts, monkey forest temple ( arrivi ...

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Top Surf Camp?

Posted by ima221 on 21/6/2014 at 22:59

I am coming to Bali in September with my wife and hope to spend a week at a surf camp. Has anyone done the research on which one to stay at? Thanks so much! ...

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Poste restante in bali or the gilis?

Posted by Jojc123 on 7/6/2014 at 00:37

Has anyone used poste restante in bali (sanur or kuta) or the gilis? I need something sent to me and I am unsure if poste restante is still offered as a service. Alternatively, I might be able to have it sent directly to a hotel in the gilis but I don't know where I'll be staying til I get there. Ideas or advice? ...

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help me with logistics

Posted by mrnmrqsc on 13/6/2014 at 09:08

hi everyone. I'll be in java for one week before going to bali and lombok. I don't have a lot of time for java but wanted to do : Yogyakarta Bromo and Ijen. Should I book a tour with my short time or do it independently? I found this website: http://www.jogjabromotour.com/2012/10/private-tour-included-fuel-and-driver.html that has this option : JOGJA - MT. BROMO - IJEN - DROP KETAPANG Rp. 2.650.000 / avanza, apv (1-5 persons) Include : Car, Driver, Petrol or as part of a tour: http://www ...

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Accommodation in Bogor

Posted by TravelKees on 15/6/2014 at 16:53

Looking for hotels in Bogor with a swimming pool, under 400000 Rps per nt. Any tips? ...

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TANA TORAJA TO MANADO ... ? TRAVEL ADVICE

Posted by GJL on 10/6/2014 at 14:24

Hello, I am planning a trip through Sulawesi and will be arriving in Makassar before heading to Rantepaeo. My question is , can you fly from Rantepaeo to Manado ? If not is it possible to fly from Poso ? Any advice on getting from this part of Sulawesi up to Manado would be much appreciated we will consider all options. Lastly I have read mixed reviews on whether you can fly from Makassar to Rantepao , Lonely planet say's you can for only 250,000 IDR which seems very cheap even considering thi ...

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