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Posted by JohnMcClane on 20/6/2013 at 17:27

Hello! I have been reading up on Travelfish for the past few months while planning my trip through SEA. Thought it was about time I became a member so i could ask you lovely people some questions! First stop on the trip will be Indonesia. Will be flying into Jakarta on 12th Sept and, as they are fairly inexpensive, plan to fly to direct to Semarang. Plan on spending 4-6 days on the Karimunjawa islands, then two weeks around east Java, then spend the last week or 10 days of the visa in Bali. ...

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60 Day Visa Peculirity

Posted by p03924545 on 3/4/2012 at 13:08

Hey there I've managed to get a 60 day tourist visa from my local embassy. Its got a start date and an end date, which are 90 days apart. The problem I have is that the 90 day end date expires before I'm due to leave Indonesia. I've spoken with the embassy but to be honest their English wasn't great nor were there explanation skills. They seemed to say that the 60 day visa is valid for entry at any time during the 90 day validity period. On entry I'll then get a stamp granting me 60 days of vi ...

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Travelfish Indonesia

Posted by somtam2000 on 24/4/2010 at 07:54

Yes I know, we said it would never happen. But as someone famous once said, never say never. Partly as a result of the ongoing political dramas in Thailand we're going to start adding coverage to parts of Indonesia to Travelfish. Given there's 17,000 islands and we've still got quite a bit of work cut out on our Malaysia section, we're not promising comprehensive coverage anytime soon, but we will be trying to cherry pick some of the destinations you'll more likely be heading to. We'll ...

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travel buddy Indonesia (Java, Bali, Flores) Jun 2013

Posted by dominique29 on 7/6/2013 at 12:56

Hi, i"m 29 year-old girl travelling to Indonesia on Monday, 10th June. Staying till 1 July. I'm looking for travel buddies. I'm staying in Yogjakarta for 3 days, then flying to Bali (Ubud, Gunung Agung, Padang Bai), Gili, then flying to Flores (Kanawa Island + Komodo Park, Kelimutu, Riung &17 island archipelago). dominika.milekk at gmail com ...

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Yogyakarta to Bromo

Posted by Rohan on 23/6/2012 at 22:42

Does anyone know if it is possible to travel from Yogyakarta to Mt Bromo in one day? I have seen some tour companies that do it, but have read fairly awful things regarding reliability. I would also prefer to take the train as far as possible rather than the bus. ...

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Car Hire in Indonesia

Posted by camillasw on 18/5/2011 at 03:22

I am going to Indonesia for 8 weeks over the summer and was thinking about hiring a car with 3 friends and driving around Bali or Lombok. Has anyone had any experience with car hire? Is driving in Indonesia very different to England? (Last summer we went to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia so I have had some experience of the crazy Asian driving-styles!) Any tips, warnings, recommendations are welcome. Thanks! ...

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3 weeks Bali in september

Posted by brevan on 3/6/2013 at 01:25

Hi, in september I'm going to Bali for three weeks. Any suggestions for a good route? It's the first time for me in Bali so I don't know my way around there. All information is welcome. Thanks a lot! brevan ...

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Balian in Bali

Posted by TravelGrom on 3/6/2013 at 00:03

hey everyone, I just wrote a post on Balian, the small village in west Bali. If any of you have been there, I would love to hear your feedback? If you've been, feel free to leave a comment on the post Happy travels! ...

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Which is the better location for white water rafting in Bali?

Posted by klb5050 on 1/6/2013 at 05:10

I am looking at booking a white water rafting tour in Bali for later this year and am tossing up between rafting at the Agung river vs the Telaga Waga river. I have gone rafting at the Agung river before, but as this is intended as a present for my boyfriend's (delayed) birthday, I want to book the tour for the river that has the most challenging rapids. Does anyone have experience with both locations and which is the best/most challenging? ...

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Anyone want to go to Krakatau (1 day trip) on 02/06/13

Posted by chrisman6 on 1/6/2013 at 03:28

Hello, It's very short notice I know, but I'm planning on going to Krakatau on 02/06 from Jakarta for a one day tour. Does anyone else fancy joining me? The cost is 4.5 million IDR but the more people the cheaper it becomes, each. Cheers, Chris ...

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Beware of cargo scam on Bali

Posted by Jenya_L on 31/5/2013 at 13:01

Be aware and never use or trust!!! Of the cargo company Lintas Dewata cargo and CV.Natural Bali Jl. Prof I B Mantra- Br. Manyar, Ketewel - Sukawati, Bali Indonesia phone (62-361) 8413491/ 8413490 Scams! Took my money and goods and I paid for delivery to Kiev, Ukraine. After the promised date of delivery long past I get a call from some Ukrainian company saying that my goods are in Poland - different country and they don't know what to do and what is the procedure. After a week Polish company ...

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Flores, Indonesia questions

Posted by klb5050 on 22/5/2013 at 21:54

Hello all. I am new to posting on this site, but have been actively reading for several months now. My boyfriend and I are leaving for our 3-4 month Southeast Asia trip in late August and I just have some questions concerning Flores, Indonesia. We intend to spend a whole month in Indonesia and are flying into Denpasar, Bali, as that is the cheapest flight from Australia. From there we would (hopefully) fly into Ende (or Maumere if flights not available to Ende, but Ende preferable) and out of ...

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Posted by DBARRETT420 on 30/1/2013 at 09:37

Hello, Would appreciate your help, my friend and myself are planning a three week trip to Indonesia this August. Pleaces we'd like to visit (in no particular order are; * Java (Mount Bromo) * Sumatra (Orangutans) * Bali (Culture & Beaches) * Gillis Islands * Lombok * Komdodo Island (Dragons & Pink Beach) Was wondering if anyone could recommend a route to achive all of this in 3 weeks and advise on where to fly in an out of Indonesia (Flying from England). Also advise on domestic transpo ...

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Climbing Gunung Agung on Bali

Posted by somtam2000 on 12/5/2013 at 21:14

Heya, I'm making my second attempt at climbing Bali's highest peak, Gunung Agung this Saturday coming. If anyone happens to be in Bali and would be interested in joining, let me know. It's a physically demanding climb, you can read a synopsis here: I've organized a guide & will be leaving from Sidemen for the Pura Agung route. Cheers! ...

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Careful Drinking Liquor In Indonesia

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13 days Budget Itinerary Java Bali. Opinion?

Posted by jivie798 on 31/3/2013 at 06:25

We are planing a trip to Java and Bali in early July 2013. I need opinion, if what I've planned is physically plausible and by time realistic. Day 1: Arrive in Jogjakarta. Tour around Jogjakarta. Arrange hiking tour to Mount Merapi, and transportation to Borobudur the next day. Day 2: Reach Borobudur. Arrange sunrise trip to Temple complex. Day 3: Sunrise tour Borobudur and Prambanan. Return to Jogjakarta. Day 4 and Day 5: Mount Merapi hike. Another sunrise tour. Day 6: Travel to Surabaya. Rest. ...

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Suggestions please! 6 weeks Lombok - Bali - Java

Posted by Lettie2012 on 5/5/2013 at 14:30

Hi, We are heading to Indonesia in a few weeks, flying into Lombok and out of Jakarta . This forum was really helpful in deciding to do that, so thank you. I've sketched out a rough number of days for each place below. We don't really want to plan any more (and what's below is nowhere near set in stone, we will just see how things go), but it would be great if you had any suggestions for cool places that are on our route. We're students, quite active, want to do and see a lot of different t ...

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Last minute advice re Bali route

Posted by johnno on 11/4/2013 at 23:01

Big apology to all those who have replied to my previous post re. exploring in whole of Bali in 9days. Since then my gf has decided to tag along with me for few days so have to slow the pace a little and change the itinerary completely. I'm prepared to copy/absorb the itineraries of the most experienced forum members here as I've given up on re-routing my original itinerary within next few days. I've just come back from manila and singapore with first time travellers to asia and it was a nightma ...

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Flores for two weeks

Posted by somtam2000 on 20/3/2013 at 23:45

We're off to Flores for a couple of weeks this Sunday, flying in and out of Labuanbajo from Bali. We've got the kids (4 & 6) in tow and aside from either showing them (or feeding them to, depending on behaviour) Komodo Dragons we have a blank slate. Kanawa has come highly recommended from some friends here and The Twitter, as has Wae Rebo, but aside from that we were thinking of getting a hire car and taking a bit of a poke around -- nothing too arduous -- or perhaps doing a boat trip for a ...

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Best route through Indonesia

Posted by fontbleu on 30/4/2012 at 01:11

Hi guys, I am in Malaysia at the moment and will travel to Indonesia in the next 3 days on a 60 day visa - very excited! I'm just not sure what is the most efficient route through Indonesia, as I want to see Sumatra, Java, Lombok, Flores, Gili Islands, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi. I am happy to fly, but keen to get any advice on the best route that will allow me to see as much as possible with the minimal amount & cost travelling My destination after Indonesia is the Philippines if that has ...

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