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Mount Rinjani

Posted by shir3ly on 24/4/2013 at 22:53

Hi Hi, Anyone out there interested in trekking Mount Rinjani this coming July?? Regards HS ...

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Minangkabau Dreams

Posted by vondave22 on 20/4/2013 at 01:39

Minangkabau Dreams - A short Movie about Westsumatrahighlands by Dave My new Sumatramovie on Youtube.. Enjoy it! Thanx dave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYFuLTdsmm4 ...

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Pelni Schedule for May

Posted by eva000 on 13/4/2013 at 03:38

Hi everyone, I can't seem to make any sense of the Pelni website. I am looking for the schedule of the KM Tidar, which I would like to take from Ambon to Banda, and maybe to the Keis and back, too. I compared the April schedules already, but I am not sure what that says about May? All I can seem to find is this PDF, but I'm afraid I don't understand it: http://www.pelni.co.id/content/file/jadwal-kapal-pelni-2013.pdf Does anybody know more? Also, did anyone take the Tidar yet, what were your ex ...

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I'm not sure if this has been done before in Bali...

Posted by johnno on 18/3/2013 at 03:07

...by a first timer in Bali, but I want to explore ALL (i.e. as much as possible) of Bali in 9 days. Yes, it's a short time. But some of us can't take too much time off. Yes I could focus on just one part of the island but then I'd miss out the rest. I don't care how rushed it's going to get. I'm a landscape person. I just want some input as to the best way of dividing Bali for exploration purposes. Roughly I have this in my mind - Kuta region for the first 2 days. Ubud for the next 2. Then hiri ...

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Where to after UBud???

Posted by backlash81 on 31/3/2013 at 12:07

Guys looking for some advice, we are going to be in Bali for the first time this July, and going to be spending 5 days in UBud, any recommendations on where to go after, we have the Gillis all sourced and booked. Have been looking at Lovina / Semyinak and a few other places......we have about 5 days to go somewhere so what do people recommend???? Please bare in mind we will need to get to the Gillis and possibly may fly out to the Gillis....also is it a must to book acomm for those days as its ...

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Looking for Flores travel buddy..

Posted by faineg on 25/3/2013 at 13:39

Is anyone interested in visiting Flores in April? I'm arriving in Bali on April 2nd and would ideally like to have someone to travel with in Flores. This may be rather short notice but I can guarantee that I'm good company! Me: professional journalist and photographer, expat living in Cambodia for years but first time in Indonesia, loves outdoor adventure, eating interesting food, and discovering weird things. Quite committed to the idea of climbing a volcano. I'm 24 years old and female. No ...

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How to get from Jakarta to Bali without flying?

Posted by gingersmith869 on 14/9/2011 at 12:20

Hi guys! I was wondering if anybody could help me get from Jakarta to Bali? I have 12 days and now realise this isn't very long at all, and that ferries can be quite unpredictable and not travel every day. Is there a website or any other resource someone could recommend? I can't find answers on here in relation to travelling between the two. I have no idea how much it would cost via ferry either? We'd rather not fly, although if there is little difference in the cost, it would be something we ...

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One month in Indonesia sample itinerary.

Posted by AshNav on 24/3/2013 at 21:50

My boyfriend and I will be in Indonesia from August 1st until September 1st for the first time (SO EXCITED!!) We want to see as much as we can while we are there. We are not on a tight budget but would prefer economy options where possible. We would like to see as much of Indonesia as possible. We would like to do some scuba diving (Raja Ampat? Any other suggestions?), Jungle Trekking to see the Orangs, Bali to do some beach lounging, Irian Jaya to see the Dani tribe, temples, Komodo...I'd be op ...

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Being a student in Indonesia and travel afterwards

Posted by aprilshine on 27/3/2013 at 21:12

Hello, Apologies if this has been asked already, but with multiple internet searches I have not been able to find a similar situation to answer my question and put my mind at ease... OK, so I will be a student for 6 weeks in Indonesia (Java) coming up in a few months (I have a letter from the sponsor in Indonesia and all that). I understand that I will likely be applying for a 60-day Social-Cultural visa, as this seems to be the type of visa students get. However, my question is this: for the ...

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Balikpapan Indonesia - What to do?

Posted by Bimp on 3/2/2013 at 01:28

Hello people, my bf and I will be going to Balikpapan soon. Any advice of what fun things to do there or hotel with city location to stay in? Snip:Edit by Somtam2000 We are planning to fly in from Kuching to Balikpapan in Mac 2013. Grateful for any advice. tq! ...

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1 week in Bali, One Week in South Sulawesi - Itinerary

Posted by RJB2288 on 21/2/2013 at 15:55

Hi Everyone - My sister and I have 2 weeks to spend in Indonesia and we have decided to split up the two weeks between Bali and South Sulawesi (Tana Toraja and maybe a couple of days in Bira for diving). First, does anyone have any general suggestions about this itinerary ? And here are some more specific questions I've been trying to answer... 1. What would be your ideal itiniary for 1 week in Bali if you wanted a mix of beach, culture, biking, treking, non-beach scenary? As soon as we lan ...

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Bogor garden guest house

Posted by Skyyblu on 24/3/2013 at 12:14

Hi all, Anyone ever stayed at the guest house inside Bogor botanical gardens, Nusa Indah? How to contact them and book? Any thoughts or tips? Thanks, Skyy ...

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Two Weeks in Indonesia - itinerary help

Posted by RJB2288 on 13/2/2013 at 17:34

My sister and I have 2 weeks to travel through Indonesia in May and need help with picking out the best itinerary for that amount of time (its way too short - but my work won't let me stay away). From my research, Sulawesi, the more remote parts of Bali, Lombock, and Sumatra sound like the most interesting places to go - but I know we can't cover that much ground in 2 weeks. So does anyone have any advice on how to get the most out of our time there with some sample itineraries? We want a mix o ...

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Surf Camp / Surf holiday -- for beginners

Posted by JulesMc on 12/3/2013 at 06:01

Hi experienced Indo travellers I will be in Indo for the first time for a minimum of 4 weeks+ in late June/early July 2013 and would like to kick off my Bali stay with a 5 or 7-days long "surf camp". I am travelling solo for my first half of the trip so I think for one it would be great for meeting people. I am a beginner, so not really looking to surf mental Padang reef breaks or anything etc. Besides the waves, looking for a good vibe and not sure if I should sign up to a full surf ...

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Indonesia weather Feb/March - Worth going?

Posted by StephJayne165 on 22/2/2013 at 22:54

Hi Guys, Need a bit of advice about the weather situ in Bali/Lombok/Gili Islands at end of Feb/beginning of March. I've been doing a bit of research and understand that this is rainy season over there. I'm hoping somebody can tell me if it really is a complete washout over there, of weather it's just a few hours of passing rain every day, still with some sunshine to enjoy the beaches? I've only got a couple of weeks left, so obviously want to make the most of it, is Indonesia still worth check ...

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national parks east java, baluran, meru betiri or alas purwo?

Posted by Animal_lover on 4/2/2013 at 14:53

Hi Any recommendations for Baluran, Meru Betiri or Alas Purwo? Looking to spend some time in one of these in September after Bromo and before heading over to Bali. Particularly interested in wildlife spotting but would prefer to have somewhere comfortable to sleep rather than camping. Thanks :0) ...

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Bali Spirit Festival (Mar. 20-24): Advice Needed

Posted by BinLeenk on 7/1/2013 at 19:54

Hey there, My wife and I plan to be in Bali for the Spirit Festival held in Ubud March 20-24. However, the "backpacker" accommodation package is $1400 (yikes), which includes this: FULL FESTIVAL PASS 6 Nights Accommodation Simple Daily Breakfast Ensuite Bathroom with Hot & Cold Water Airport Pick-up Shuttle Bus My wife is a yoga instructor and is super excited to go to this, but I need to find a way to lower the costs a bit. I reckon we could buy weekend passes and find a good ...

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Sanur - Car Hire and reccomendations of things to do.

Posted by slow_mo on 29/1/2013 at 11:13

Hi all, We have decided to spend the last two days of our 16 day trip in Sanur before departing as its close to the airport and we have seen a wonderful villa to stay at. Otherwise was thinking of staying in Seminyak for the final x2 days? If we stay in Sanur has anyone got any reccomendations regarding car hire? As the villa is north of the town I was thinking of using the car to get in and out of Sanur but to also explore some beaches to the north. Is there any seculded beaches worth visit ...

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Couple going to Bali!

Posted by AjaPapaya on 5/2/2013 at 02:46

Hey We are a danish couple going to Bali on the 19th February, but we have a few questions. First of all, we will be leaving Bali in the afternoon on the 13th march and we are a little worried about getting to the airport etc. due to Nyepi being on the 12th march this year. Anyone have any experiences and tips on being in Bali for Nyepi? Secondly we are not sure about visas. We have read in a few guidebooks that you can just get it upon arrival in Bali in the airport and pay 25 US$ ? Another ...

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A weekend on Komodo

Posted by claireberries on 19/1/2013 at 22:43

Has anyone managed to get to Komodo for a long weekend from Jakarta? Any advice gratefully received! ...

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