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Three weeks: Java & Gilis

Posted by Shoshana on 25/4/2014 at 11:15

Hi all, I am spending three weeks in Indonesia in July. I have a return flight to Jakarta . I'm a solo female backpacker. I'd definitely like to visit the following: Yogy, Boro, Prambanan, Bromo, Dieng Plateu, Kawah Ijen. I'd also like to do a few days of scuba diving. I think the Gilis Islands are my best bet? Given that, can I work the following into my schedule: Bandung, Garut, Pangandaran, one of the national parks on Java? Or would it be a better use of my time to explore Bali a bit mo ...

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do i need a return flight for indonesia?

Posted by sallyissxc on 15/2/2011 at 14:53

hey guys, flying into bali soon just have a one way ticket, not sure how long i wanna stay just going with the flow realy, do i have to have a return flight to get a visa there and can i purchase a 90day visa at the air port? sorry new traveller, am travelling SE asia for about a year any help on visas or needing return flights for countrys in SE asia would be very appreciated? sal:-) ...

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Help With One Month Itinerary

Posted by GratefulGypsies on 27/4/2014 at 07:13

Hey there Travel Fish community, Long time troller, first time poster here. I'm all about planning trips on my own, but my Indonesia trip is stressing me out and I thought I'd open it up to discussion and take some input. Let me explain a little... My girlfriend and I are in the midst of an 8-month backpacking trip around SE Asia. This is not our first time in the region, but it's our first extended backpacking trip. We're both 28, like to travel independently, and are on a mid-range budget. O ...

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Welcoming your Gili dive recommendations!

Posted by cbg0927 on 20/5/2014 at 04:54

Hello all! I'd like to get my open water this coming July in Indonesia. As of now I'm tentatively planning on getting it on Gili Trawangan as it's inexpensive (US ~350). Can anyone recommend a dive school? Also - I'm not set on Gili T. If anyone has had a particularly great experience getting their certification anywhere in Indo, I'd be very interested in hearing about it. Cheers! ...

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Budget Accommodation Lombok?!

Posted by louiisamarie on 14/5/2014 at 02:04

Hi, can anyone recommend some budget accommodation on Lombok, for a solo female backpacker? Can't seem to find any Hostels. I head there on 20 May. I'm travelling to Gilli Islands after a few days in Lombok so close to where you catch the boat would be very convenient. Cheers ...

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Three weeks in Indonesia

Posted by marianaamc on 25/4/2014 at 17:58

Hi everyone. I'll be going to southeast asia for around four weeks with my boyfriend. After that I'll join my parents for three weeks in indonesia (Aug+Sept). They're not experient travellers but they tend to like trekking and outdoors more than beachs. This will be mostly for them, a trip of a life time. I've been planning my own trip with my boyfriend for more than a year and I know the region (thailand, vietnam, cambodia, burma...) very well already but since I didn't ever consider Indonesia ...

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Travel around Bali

Posted by ashalyne on 16/5/2014 at 03:14

Hi all, Doing my first solo trip and decided to go to Bali for a week in Mid June. Am currently looking at going to the Seminyak (2 nights), Sidemen (2 nights) and Ubud (3 nights). I was wondering if this seems like too much to do over the time. Also, as I'm a solo female traveler, I'm wondering what is the safest way to travel between these places. Thanks! Ash ...

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Manado situation after tsunami (Jan 14)

Posted by bossss on 14/5/2014 at 04:14

Hi guys, I'm planning a trip on August in Indonesia and I want to spend 9-10 days doing nothing else but beach life and scuba. I would like to visit Manado / North Sulawesi, but there was a tsunami on January 2014. So I would like to ask if anyone knows the actual situation of Manado (city, sea, riff, ...) and has updated news about it. Otherwise, I'm thinking of going to Flores, but any suggestion about where to go is welcome. Thanks! ...

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Pics Pasola's Sumba 2014

Posted by Harry05 on 6/3/2014 at 07:02

About two weeks ago I was lucky to visit two Pasola's, in both Wanokaka and Kodi area. To me one of the most special events on all my travels. If you ever have the occasion of visiting one I would say go for it. To see the pics use the following link: If you want to start a slideshow you can use this link: Harry ...

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Considering which city (or an island) to visit..

Posted by luvy55 on 28/4/2014 at 21:06

Good day, I am a British-American traveler in mid-20's who loves to visit different Asian countries and customs. I've been to Korea, Japan, and the Philippines several times already, and saw so many beautiful traditions and places, not to mention great people. But when I stayed in the Philippines for an unusually long period, about a year, I realized that there are several actions or information I should be aware so that I might not get disadvantages while I live my life there. Therefore, I want ...

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Pics of Indonesia

Posted by Harry05 on 9/4/2014 at 01:33

Hi guys, Just ended my great Indonesia trip. Everybody thanks for the info on this forum. If you want to see some of my pics of the islands Sumba, Flores, Sumatra and Bali you can use the following link: To start a slideshow you can use this link: Slideshow Photos Indonesia 2014: Hope you like them. Harry ...

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Indonesia one-month-itinerary

Posted by arcticsounds on 26/2/2014 at 04:41

Hi all, In July me and my girlfriend are travelling to Indonesia.We’ll fly into Jakarta the 6th of July and fly out of Jakarta the 7th o fAugust. This means 31 days, yay! To be honest, I’m having a really hard time planning a draft itinerary for our trip. More than any other trip I’ve made before. I’ve been scanning forum posts for days, as well reading in my Lonely Planet, but the more I read the more I change my mind. We are both 26 years old. It is our first time in Indonesia.We ...

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Getting from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi and then on to Bali.

Posted by Arikara1985 on 11/4/2014 at 02:30

Going to be there in September to start my 10-12 month trip of the region. Got a month to spend in Indonesia. Can't really find a whole lot of information on this though. What's my best way to get from Lake Toba to Banyuwangi? Will I have to backtrack to Medan or is there a way to go straight there from Parapat? If I can go overland I'd rather do that unless flying is better choice. From there I plan to go to Bali and the Gili islands before heading to Flores for Komodo Island. I'm guessing I ...

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Hiring a Car in Bali

Posted by lott9 on 20/3/2014 at 07:27

Me and my boyfriend plan to travel to Bali in July/August, and are thinking of hiring our own car to travel round the whole island over a few weeks. We want to do this to have the freedom to go where we want, when we want. Does anybody have any idea how much it would be to hire a car for 4-6 weeks? And is this the best idea? ...

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help with BORNEO itinerary & visa

Posted by louzdelaluna on 12/4/2014 at 03:12

Dear travelers, I'm planning a trip through Malaysian & Indonesian Borneo and I'd need advice for my itinerary. I am landing in Kota Kinabalu and I am proceeding to Sulawesi. My itinitial plan was the following: Visit Sabah (Mt Kinabalu, Sepilok, Danum valley, Pulau Sipadan) Cross by sea (with a prearrenged visa) to east Kalimantan Visit Kailimantan (Derawan archipelago, Wehea forest, cross borneo trek?, Loksado) and go all the way to Pontaniak Cross overland to Kuching and visit Sar ...

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Bali itinerary help please

Posted by Hiyaguha on 8/4/2014 at 14:21

We're going to Bali for the first time in September for 16 nights. We're interested in both scenery and the Hindu culture. We do love beaches, but we live in Hawaii so don't need to spend all our time beachfront. As important is that the beach destination is near interesting sites or scenery. Here's what we're thinking... Right now it feels a bit too busy...would rather get immersed in a place a little instead of moving around so much. Would be grateful for all insight and suggestions: Sanur -- ...

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Mount Rinjani and Gili Islands - July 2014

Posted by seangoh on 4/4/2014 at 00:31

Is anyone interested to climb Mount Rinjani from 7 to 9 Jul 2014? Already found 2 friends for this and we are looking for a couple more trekkers. I'm also likely to head to Gili on 10 Jul to 12 Jul. Please email me at sean7goh(at) gmail (dot) com if you are keen on joining up for either. ...

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Cheap accom near Yoga Barn, Ubud?

Posted by fishtails04 on 19/11/2013 at 07:12

Hi folks, it's 23 years since I was in Bali so am v out of touch with accom etc! I'm planning on a week of stuff at Yoga Barn in Ubud but their rooms are beyond my budget - found a few places in my budget (ideally $20 a night for one person alone) but despite some research on google mas etc I can't out how close/far they are from Yoga Barn - your help would be appreciated! I looked at Secret Garden, Inten House, Gusti's Homestay, Mekar Suci Inn, Ubud Terrace Bungalows - most were on Booking ...

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Best place for volcanoes???

Posted by MahbuAli on 11/3/2014 at 13:09

Hello, Travelling to Indonesia next year, I would like to visit somewhere a bit volcanic. Any ideas? =] ...

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General Question

Posted by edward10001 on 28/3/2014 at 06:27

Hi every one, Is Indonesia is good place for visit in summer holiday ...

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