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Help on planning our Bali/Lombok trip

Posted by Goodmango on 17/3/2014 at 08:59

Hey! My GF and I are going nuts trying to plan our Bali trip this summer. We have 17 days total in August and want to make the right decisions. We really want to see Bali (mainly Ubud and surrounding area), Lombok, Gili Air and Nusa Lombongan. But we realize this is too many places to visit in such limited time. I'm looking for experienced Indo travels to suggest what to drop and keep from our list. We are young and don't mind moving around but we also don't want to waste a ton of time in ...

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Recent situation in/around Bukittingi concerning smog/haze?

Posted by Harry05 on 19/3/2014 at 01:42

Can someone give an update about the recent situation in/around Bukittingi concerning the smog/haze due to the Riau fires? I intend to visit this area for 4 days starting from friday(march 21st). Would you recommend this? Is Padang airport (still) open (I will arrive by plane)? Thanks answering, Harry ...

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a good indonesia travel book

Posted by jenmi on 9/3/2014 at 00:12

I usually only use 'lonely planet', and that book proves to be a very informational book for my trip in Thailand. how's lonely planet for Indonesia? I intend to backpack all over Indo very soon. thanks for the input. ...

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30 days east to west Indonesia

Posted by D11xer on 13/3/2014 at 20:59

Hi all, This is my first post ever!! As you may have guessed I'm in need of help! I am currently traveling through Vietnam on a clapped out bike. My plans are to hit Cambodia for 2 weeks then either spend one week in Lao or move straight on to Indonesia from Cambodia. My final location is to be Perth. Please can you advise me on how to get from either Cambodia or Laos to Indonesia with a 30day itinerary from east to west hitting the main highlights and ending up in Perth (I am adventurous an ...

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Viewed 1,015 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 13/3/2014 at 21:27

Afternoon public ferry to Gili Air?

Posted by soomei on 12/3/2014 at 19:58

I'm thinking to take the public ferry from bangsal to Gili Air on my own , for a little bit of adventure and to see for myself how bad is the harbor like. Haha... But I'm a bit worried since my flight is scheduled to reach Lombok airport around 12 noon (assuming no delay), and would probably reach bangsal by 3pm via cab? Anyone can advise if this worth a try for I read that the ferries to Gili Air is lesser than to Gili T. Or do I really need to stay the night at lombok while waiting for the ...

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Last week suggestion needed, please!

Posted by Susan on 12/3/2014 at 18:28

Hello...we will be spending two months in Indonesia starting mid-April...This is our tentative itinerary so far...any suggestions welcome and we are especially looking for a beach suggestion for the last week or 3/4 days that would be easy to get to...not a party scene... Week 1..Java..Yogyakarta language school and outings Week 2 ...Gili Meno and over to Ubud for part of week 2 and 3 Week 3 ...Kawana with day trips to Rinca and Komodo Weeks 4-6 Sulawesi Part of a week in Tanjung Puting An ...

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Watching 6 Nations Ireland Game in Bali?!

Posted by fishtails04 on 8/3/2014 at 23:32

This is probably a long shot, but is there any venue in Bali that may show the final 6 nations match on March 15th (11a.m. Bali time)? I will be based in Ubud for a 10 day break but am quite happy to spend a couple of hours in any dive anywhere on the island for this. I've been away from Ireland for 6 years now and was lucky enough to catch a resounding victory for us in the tournament , from a bar in Patagonia back in 2009 - that's the only game I've managed to find in all that time, as I ...

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Flights to Flores

Posted by darylksr on 27/2/2014 at 04:47

Trying to fly to Flores preferably Maumere from either Lombok or Bali. Does anyone know which airlines fly there? Or what is the best way to go to Flores from Lombok? Thanks ...

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Flight Medan-Padang or Padang-Medan

Posted by Harry05 on 5/3/2014 at 07:07

I am thinking about taking a flight from Medan to Padang or Padang to Medan. About this a few questions: * Are only (expensive) Garuda and (cheap) Lion Air flying these legs? Or are there more options? * There is just one airport in Medan for domestic flights, Kualnama (International) Airport? * I might have to sleep close to Medan Airport before travelling to my destination next day, any good (not too expensive) options for that? Thanks answering, Harry ...

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Bukit Lawang - Tangkahan - Berastagi - Lake Toba (and maybe Bukittingi)

Posted by Harry05 on 2/3/2014 at 03:48

Hi, My plan is to go to Sumatra soon and more concrete (coming from Medan) to Bukit Lawang - Tangkahan - Berastagi (not shure if this make sense?) - Lake Toba and after that maybe Bukittingi and surroundings. About this a few questions: 1. Read I can reach Bukit Lawang same day arriving in the morning from Medan airport, how much time would I need? 2. Coming from Tangkahan I don't have to go back to Bukit Lawang but best is to travel via Medan to Berastagi (maybe just to sleep if it's not pos ...

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Bali or Lombok?

Posted by soomei on 23/2/2014 at 04:15

Hi, Am heading to Gili Air on 20 March, then to Gili Trawangan on 23 March, then to leave for home on 25 March. I need input on the following. Thanks. a/ Would it be easier to reach Gili Air from Bali or Lombok? Then to depart from Gili Trawangan to Bali or Lombok? And what are the methods plus monies, timing required ? I need to choose where should I touch down and take off. b/ Flight can reach Bali by 1pm, or reach Lombok by 12 noon (with no flight delay). c/ How do I get from ...

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Viewed 3,089 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by soomei on 26/2/2014 at 05:03

Ende - Moni - Ende - Bajawa

Posted by Harry05 on 19/2/2014 at 01:43

A few questions about the leg Ende - Moni - Ende - Bajawa . 1. Planned arrival by plane at Ende Airport is 14.50 PM, would it be reasonably possible to get to Moni with local transport in the same afternoon? How much time would it take? If not some good advice about staying in Ende (budget accomodation)? 2. Besides visiting Kelimutu, other nice things to see in/around Moni? Good budget accomodation there? 3. After visiting Kelimutu early morning and take my time would it be possible to g ...

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Viewed 3,430 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Harry05 on 23/2/2014 at 00:16

Weather on Gili Air and Gili T

Posted by soomei on 18/2/2014 at 08:01

Hi peeps. I'm just wondering if gili islands are somewhat affected by the recent volcano eruption in Java? I'm planning to travel over in two weeks time, and I'm not too sure if I should worry about this weather, air quality, etc. Any idea, anyone? ...

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Visiting Wae Rebo (Flores)

Posted by Harry05 on 13/2/2014 at 04:11

In the beginning of march I will be travelling on Flores, and was thinking about visiting Wae Rebo (weather permitting). Already asked/looked at some websites but saw some agencies asking steep prices about 3.600.000 Rp for the 3D/2N trekking starting Ruteng , or even 5.200.000 Rp for a solo traveller like me. Also saw an option going from Ruteng to Denge and overnight there, look for a guide - trek to Wae Rebo and back in one day, next day an early morning Truck from Denge back to Ruteng. ...

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getting to east Bali from east java

Posted by breatheagain on 7/2/2014 at 01:46

Hi - we will travel through Java towards Bali and am wondering if it would be best to get a ferry from Java to west Bali and then a driver from west bali and head east (where we want to be) and see scenery on way or get a ferry from East Java straight to East Bali (is there one?). Any advise would be appreciated - we are fine for time although it would be nice to know long this drive would take - can we do it in a day? also any advice on costs would be great - thank you ...

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Bali, Sulawesi, Gili Air and Flores - best route and travel help please

Posted by breatheagain on 8/2/2014 at 02:52

I plan to go from Bali to Sulawesi then on to Gili Air and on to Flores. Would I fly from Bali to Sulaweisi? How would I get from Sulaweisi to Gili Air - would I have to go back to Bali and get a boat? Is this even the best route to see all four? Any help would be appreciated - thank you ...

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Getting the most out of 60 days in Indonesia! Itinerary help needed please!

Posted by firefly2280 on 11/2/2014 at 15:58

Hi all I'm getting a little stressed trying to plan a trip and would welcome some help! We are hoping to get a 60 day tourist visa from the Indonesian embassy in London, even still I'm having trouble planning. I would like to extend this in country but realise you need an outward flight to get the visa, so thats slightly annoying. We are also travelling from May- August so hitting peak times. We fly into Singapore and are going to get a one way ticket to Bali. Then I want to go to Lombok and R ...

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HELP! Where should we go??

Posted by Craigor on 13/12/2013 at 08:25

Hello We will be ending our trip in Indonesia (honeymoon for my wife and I). Should be there for about 8 days in the beginning of March. Where should we go?? We want somewhere with lots of good food, great snorkelling and swimming and a laid back feel. I need somewhere to just relax and enjoy the end of my trip. Somewhere that has lots of little local places to eat and things to do would be great. We don't want something so busy and commercialized though, no Starbucks and McDonalds. Sun ...

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10 day itinerary for first timers, girls trip?

Posted by shethang on 12/2/2014 at 16:20

Hey everyone Planning first trip to bali and doing a girls trip, with 3 of us total, and wanted to get your insider tips. We are in our mid twenties and want to party, meet people, see local cultural sites, do adventurous stuff, see both mountain side and and the prettiest beaches and check out best resorts and spas. We want to We are on a mid range budget. Hoping to spend at max $1.5-2k each when we get there on accommodation/going out. We have 10 nights available in end of April. I been d ...

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Gili islands for about a month from the beginning of march?

Posted by Sampan on 3/2/2014 at 22:49

Hi all, I'm looking to get away for some quiet, peaceful island-time and at the moment the Gili islands (Air or Meno) seems to be pretty good options. One important reason being that they seem quite easy to reach (the idea would be AirAsia from KL-Lombok). But haven't been to Indonesia before i have couple of questions; What would the weather be like from around the beginning of March and say 4-5 weeks onwards? (from what i read the rainy season should end around mid March)? Also, Is this pe ...

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