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Itinerary and Transport Advice

Posted by GattinaRosa on 28/7/2014 at 15:49

Hi All, My husband and I have decided to give up our flat, quit jobs / take a career break and travel Asia for 4 months. We fly out at the beginning of September! We love travelling but this is the biggest trip we've done, so I'm hoping all you knowledgeable folk will be able to give me some much needed advice! I am currently trying to draw up an itinerary for the Indonesia part of our trip. We are planning 1 month in Indonesia - but are relatively flexible. We have a feeling we may fall i ...

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Extending Visa in Bali & Onward Flights

Posted by nicoletta on 4/8/2014 at 01:56

Hi there, I'm looking at travelling to Indonesia from Phnom Penh in the next couple of weeks and am wondering if anyone has any recent experience extending their visa on their own without going through an agent? I'm a NZ citizen so can get a 30 day visa on arrival but would like to spend two months travelling. Also, does anyone know if it's acceptable to have your onward flight booked for 60 days later if you know you're definitely going to extend your visa? Any advice appreciated. Cheers. ...

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Air Travel from Ambon to Banda islands

Posted by oconnorra on 21/4/2012 at 08:27

Hi guys, Does anyone know whether there is a flight from Ambon to the Banda islands? If so, what does the schedule look like and any idea of costs? Thanks a lot! ...

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Best budget accommodation on Amed, Bali?

Posted by Arigato9 on 1/8/2013 at 03:27

Hi guys! Heading over to Bali from Java on Saturday and I am headed to Amed. Any of you kind people know of some great budget accommodation (under 150,000 rupiah, $15 US) a night or close to it? I am planning on staying on jemeluk but open to suggestions. Happy days! Brien ...

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Help- 3 week itinerary

Posted by shabrell14 on 16/7/2014 at 20:44

Hi! I am trying to plan a 3 week trip Mid September-beginning of October, including Bali, Lombok (thinking we want to climb Rinjani) and the Gilli Islands. I was thinking we might do 3 nights in Bali, fly to Lombok 1 night, then 2 nights for the hike, another 2 nights on the beach, then maybe 5 nights on the Gilli Islands, and then back to Bali We want to have a combo of relaxing on nice beaches, good scuba diving and some cultural sites. What do you think of this itinerary? Too ambitious, are w ...

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Raja Ampat on a budget?

Posted by Tokaymas on 21/12/2012 at 21:04

The Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia's West Papua province are one of the wildest and most pristine places we'd ever seen. Tourism is only just beginning out there, thanks to the region's astounding marine biodiversity and acknowledgement as one of the world's premier dive destinations. The only problem we had was organising our stay - there was almost *no* information available on the internet for travellers looking to visit Raja Ampat on a budget. We decided to remedy that and help local commun ...

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Bunaken in January - too wet/choppy?

Posted by obligatory on 28/7/2014 at 14:39

Wondering if anyone has traveled to Bunaken in January. How is the weather - too windy/wet? Are the seas too choppy and visibility poor? Have heard mixed reports Cheers! ...

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Travel from Jakarta or Bali to sorong

Posted by Felicity1234 on 22/7/2014 at 06:34

Hi there, Looking for some advice for travel from either Bali or Jakarta to Raja Ampat where I'll be doing a dive trip. I am an extremely nervous flyer, so if anyone could recommend a reliable and safe airline that would be great, or even if there are other transport options. Thanks in advance. ...

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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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Viewed 2,008 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by CoolOperator on 19/7/2014 at 22:16

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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Viewed 1,235 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by obligatory on 12/7/2014 at 12:53

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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Viewed 9,429 times, with 19 replies. Last reply by mooball on 10/7/2014 at 22:20

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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Viewed 1,291 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by mooball on 10/7/2014 at 22:18

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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Viewed 6,356 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by comtam3000 on 9/7/2014 at 20:52

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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Viewed 1,340 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by mooball on 30/6/2014 at 08:17


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