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5 weeks in Bali

Posted by sausage19 on 1/10/2012 at 23:25

I'm going to be spending 5 weeks in Bali starting in mid October and was wondering what an ideal itinerary would be. I'm up for anything and want to see as much of the island as possible. Any suggestions? ...

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last 3 days in Indonesia - what to do

Posted by feiticeira on 3/10/2012 at 14:31

Hi, I have about 5 days in total in Indonesia, the first two will be in Ubud , Bali (flying into DPS from Cambodia). I considered going to Kuta/Seminyak/Bukit Peninsula but opted to go for Ubud instead. I know the last 3 days aren't enough time to do a whole lot - flights are booked solid for seeing the orangutans in Kalimantan and I would not have enough time there to get back to Bali to catch my flight. I considered doing the Gili Islands but will also be doing a fair bit of beach time in Th ...

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Best accommodation Lake Toba

Posted by fontbleu on 10/5/2012 at 00:55

Any shouts for somewhere decent to stay Samosir Island...looking to pay around 100k Rupiah thanks, FB ...

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Day trip from Kuta

Posted by antoniamitchell on 20/9/2012 at 01:10

Hi. My parents (in their early 70s) have a 24 hour layover in Bali in December. They've been booked into a hotel on the beach in South Kuta, but it would be a shame if all they saw of Bali was package tourists. Can anyone suggest a day trip or half-day trip that would show them another side? They normally use taxis to get around when traveling, and because of their ages aren't up for anything too active, like climbing a volcano, and aren't looking for a party vibe. They've got pretty broad int ...

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Bali - 5 day getaway from Singapore?

Posted by leland on 28/9/2012 at 01:50

I'll be in Singapore for work in mid-October and I'd like to take 5-6 days for a break. But that said, I have no idea where to go... I'm guessing Bali is close and kinda easy. Open to alternatives in Indonesia or elsewhere. I think Thailand weather is crappy at that time. I'll be traveling solo, mid-30s guy. I'd like some good beach time, the chance to do a couple of scuba dives, some good food and decent nightlife. Sites and hikes ok, but not necessary. Budget is above backpacker, but not 5*. ...

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Bali to Gunung Bromo?!

Posted by HollyN on 20/9/2012 at 07:46

Can any one help on how we get from Bali to Gunung Bromo ? Also.. Any advice on a itinary for 16 days in Bali? Any tips on places to see and things to do? (with a trip to Gunung Bromo included in this!!) Thanks ...

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Safe travel in the Wake of Anti-American sentiment?

Posted by mgann85 on 19/9/2012 at 11:49

Hello Guys, love this website. This is my first post. I leave for a 6 month trip through Indo, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in 10 days. Leaving from San Francisco, First stop Bali. I have read all the State Department travel advisories about steering clear of large groups of people, protests, ect and all the other common sense safety tips. But I was curious about if anybody over there has any comments/advice that may be helpful in the wake of all the anti-Amierican protests across ...

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transportation Jogja-Lombok

Posted by laceyinak on 9/9/2012 at 13:23

We're headed to Indo for 2.5 weeks in Dec. and January. Tickets as far as Singapore have been purchased. The current plan is 2 nights in Singapore, then head to Jogja for 3 or 4 nights. From there, we'd like to get out to Gili Meno/Lombok area for a week, then work our way through Bali (perhaps in the interior- like Sideman?) before flying out of DPS to Singapore and then back to the states. Considering our shorter timeframe, how what's the best method of transport within Indo? It looks like we ...

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Where to Stay in Bali

Posted by waysofwanderers on 29/8/2012 at 07:44

Hello! I'm going to Indonesia in October for 2 weeks. From the little research I've done, I get the impression that it would be best for me to focus on Bali since it will be my first time in Indonesia. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for where to stay in Bali? I'm hoping to be somewhere a little quieter, preferably close to a beach, and with good access to the rest of the island. Aside from Bali, I was also hoping to make it to either Rinca or the Komodo Islands - what is the ...

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bus transportation Pontianak-Kuching

Posted by viacc65 on 10/9/2012 at 08:27

Hello, someone can give please to mesome advices about the vip bus companies that run daily between the 2 cities? Thank you fo the collaboration ...

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Snorkelling Menjangan Island and Pemuteran

Posted by tezza on 27/8/2012 at 06:19

I've never been real impressed with snorkelling in Bali. The best I've done has been in the small bays of western Nusa Penida and I found coral and fish here way below world's best. But people kept telling me I haven't seen Bali's best because I haven't been to Menjangan Island - so this latest trip I made a point of making the long trip (for Bali) to the north-west corner to check it out. And yep, it was pretty good, probably the best I've seen in SE Asia**. Maybe some of the stuff in the Mar ...

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Extra days near solo

Posted by podimore on 20/8/2012 at 05:31

Hi We have 5 nights in solo so plenty of time to see local things. We also want to buy furniture to ship home. Any ideas for things to do in 3 days in the area between solo and Surabaya where we fly home from?? Thanks ...

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HELP itinerary java for next week

Posted by cat122333 on 14/8/2012 at 11:01

Was looking for any practical travel advice in particular whether its worth doing Pandangaran on a 3 week trip: |23rd August Arrive at 10am Jakarta airport Damri bus to bogor Relax and sleep 24th August Bogor botanical (onto Bandung maybe the next day or late afternoon) 25th(26th) onto pandangaran by bus 29th get to banjur onto Yogyakarta 30th (31st) see Borobudur 3rd or 4th September travel to Bali 11th September 13.10 flight Denpasser-Jakarta, spend one night in Jakarta 12th September 7pm ...

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manado in August

Posted by gingo3 on 19/6/2012 at 05:08

Hi! I'm wondering about the Manado area (beaches, islands) in the middle of August. Is room availability really a problem then because of "the rich kids on summer holiday" as stated in another forum? We don't mind the upgrade to flashpacker and we are travelling with a nine-year-old, so it can even be a "nice" place. But we are budget backpackers at heart so we don't shy away from a little "rustic" either. We will fly to Jakarta so we are still open to all possib ...

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Travelling from Bali to Sarawak

Posted by nakedbackpacker on 24/6/2012 at 21:08

Hi, I am currently in Thailand and am heading to Bali for a wedding in October. Whilst there I thought I would go to Borneo, do some trekking and see some Orangutans. After some research I have found that the best place would be Sarawak and the Gunung Gading National Park. I have chosen this as it is cheap and easy to do as an individual rather than booking a tour. Any suggestions of how to get to Sarawak from Bali? I know that Air Asia has some flights but they are not the cheapest and I am ...

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Bali and Timor Etc

Posted by time2fly on 21/7/2012 at 17:58

I have a quick question in the early planning stages of my next trip. I did Thailand and Cambodia this past April. I am planning on doing Indonesia this time around. Bali is the top plan but I am looking at other ideas with that. I will probably have 3 weeks and like to see at least two countries when I travel. Should I focus on Indonesia only or are there any decent cheap flights to say the Philippines? I don;t mind staying in one country and actually I was thinking about checking out Timor whi ...

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Bali - rent-a-car and driving at night

Posted by damjanco on 3/8/2012 at 06:02

Hi, I plan to rent a car for visiting Bali, but I have two worries. 1) I've never driven on the left side of the road. Has anyone had an experience with driving in Indonesia for the first time on the left side? I don't know how difficult is to adapt. 2) We will be arriving at Denpasar around 19:00 and our next stop is Bedugul . So it means my first drive would be Denpasar -> Bedugul at night. Is this a good idea? I don't know how easy it is to find the way. I guess also an option is ...

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First time into SEA landing in Bali, looking for quick tips / advice

Posted by Rukus on 20/7/2012 at 16:48

Hello everybody, I have been looking through these forums for the past 6 months or so gathering information about all kinds of different things in SEA and it has really helped out alot and will continue to help me out through my 6 month trip through the area. I'm landing into denpasar, Bali, Indonesia on the 27th of July and just wanted any quick tips / advice from people about this, I gather that It's going to take a little bit to get used to the culture shock it being my first time there. So ...

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Posted by MaxPontius on 19/7/2012 at 04:52

All About Karimunjawa How to come to Karimunjawa: You can reach this Islandby taking Slow Ferry "KMP Muria " (6hours) or fast boat"Express Bahari" (2hours) from Jepara port or another fastboat "KC Kartini" (3 hours) from Semarang port. 1. KMP Muria, Price:30.200 Rp/Economy Class, about 75.000 Rp/VIP Class(AC). The ferry isbig enough and you can bring also vehicles. Schedule: Jepara-Karimun:Monday, Wednesday, Saturday every 9:00 am Karimun-Jepara: Tuesday,Thursday, ...

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bangka and belitung islands

Posted by snib1960 on 17/7/2012 at 06:47

hi there everyone.i am planning a trip to visit friends in batam and thailand but i would really like to visit these islands, the beaches look amazing.has anyone on here been here.i am looking for beach style huts for my stay.any helpful info would be appreciated. thx simon ...

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