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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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Indonesian departure taxes increasing from 1 April 2014 (5 airports)

Posted by busylizzy on 30/3/2014 at 12:37

Domestic and International departure taxes are increasing at 5 main airports in Indonesia. From Denpasar (Bali), Surabaya (Java), Balikpapan (Kalimantan) airports: - International tax will increase from 150,000rp to 200,000rp - Domestic tax will increase from 40,000rp to 75,000rp (NOTE: Domestic fares in Bali may not be increasing until 1 August, when the airport renovations are due to be completed. This is implied in the Jakarta Post link below, but is more clear in the Bali Post link ...

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Posted by rhkungel on 25/3/2014 at 02:56

On the advice of our son who lives in Singapore, my husband and I have booked a 2 week trip to Sumatra. We will spend half the time in Bukit Luwang (have found a guide to take us into the orangoutang preserve) then fly to Banda Aceh and will take a ferry to the island of Pulau Weh. Now I find no links or info on these areas at all on Travelfish and am getting a bit nervous about whether we have gone too remote. We are experienced travelers, 60ish, quite fit and open minded. We wanted to avo ...

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Romantic things to do in Lombok (Mataram/Sengiggi)

Posted by hallf_brick on 22/3/2014 at 23:46

My girlfriend and I are traveling through Bali/Lombok in April, and we're going to be in Mataram on Lombok for her birthday. I'd like to make the day amazing for her, so I'm wondering if there's anything especially good to do around that area (Mataram, Sengiggi or within half an hour) that would make the birthday next level? ...

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Viewed 3,125 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by hallf_brick on 23/3/2014 at 19:42

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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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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Viewed 1,131 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Susan on 12/3/2014 at 20:54

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 3,568 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 4,721 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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Viewed 1,450 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Harry05 on 20/2/2014 at 03:22

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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