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Karimunjawa Islands & Yogya

Posted by MiaBritton on 27/5/2012 at 00:14

Hi all, My husband and I are off to Bali/Singapore on honeymoon next month and have been wanting to go over and spend a week+ in Java. We're looking at flying into Yogya & spending a couple of days exploring and doing daytrips to Borobudur &Prambanan. Are we missing out by not going to Jakarta? We're hoping to (time permitting) go and spend 4-5 days in the Karimunjawa Islands & are looking for a bit of advice on getting there from Yogya, where to stay etc. We'll be heading to Bali ...

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Lodging Review-The Spot, Kuta Beach, Lombok

Posted by Wandering_man on 22/11/2010 at 17:17

The Spot is a new budget place in Kuta Beach, Lombok. Take a left at the 4 way intersection as you come into town and it is 50 meters on the left. The spot is built entirely from bamboo, including the nice brugga in the main common area. The beds are comfortable with ingeniously installed mosquito netting and the bathroom uses locally made pottery for sinks. Each room is equipped with western toilets and oscillating fans and the place has backup generator power in case Kuta Beach electricity c ...

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Quiet but adventurous winter honeymoon in SE Asia

Posted by laceyinak on 4/7/2012 at 00:03

We're trying to decide where to go in SE Asia on our three-week honeymoon. We'll be leaving from Alaska around the 14th of December, and back on the 4th or 5th of January. It'll be my first time to the region, but not his. Original plan was to go to Thailand, but we've been lately tempted by Indonesia. However, after a very rainy summer in AK I've been a little scared off by the rainy season there. We also want to avoid loads of tourists- considering we'll be there over Christmas, I assume this ...

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2 week trip end of july or 1st week aug. Will ramadan affect?

Posted by redurn on 5/7/2012 at 01:43

Hi all, I've spent a few days researching Indonesia for our annual holiday. My husband and I were planning to go to Indonesia for the first time by the end of July or 1st week Aug. While we are still confused about what to see in the limited time, I came across the fact that Ramadan this year is Jul 20 - Aug 18. From what I read, across Indonesia, life will be affected requiring us to book in advance. And it looks like finding food will become a problem with restaurants shutting in the day and ...

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Stops between Jakarta Yogykarta and Bali

Posted by cat122333 on 20/6/2012 at 14:49

Travelling in Indonesia for 3 weeks in August early September and would like some advice for possible stops. We are flying into and out of Jakarta so need a roundish trip. Finding it hardest to find good stops in between Jakarta a Yogykarta know theres a 9hour train in between but after having a 16 hour flight dont think we will fancy that maybe take that train on the way back to get from Yogykarta- Jakarta. As Ive said first time travellers two 19 year old girls so safety has to be considered. ...

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Flying in from Canada to Indonesia

Posted by Rukus on 21/4/2012 at 15:04

Hello travelers, I am planning a trip quiete soon within the next 2 months to go and travel SEA for 6 months or so. I'm coming from Canada and want to start south and work my way north west. So my basic question is what would be the ideal place to get a plane into in Indonesia? I'm seeing Bali everywere and that seems like a good place to start, but any experiance / knowledge passed on would be fantastic, thanks alot. ...

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Bali Running

Posted by Merrianne on 14/6/2012 at 08:03

Hi Everyone My husband and I are heading to Bali and Lombok on the weekend for the next month and I'll be doing the Sprint Tri next week (June 24) in Jimbaran. Everything has been researched and more or less planned...a little less than more, but that's part of the joy of travelling, right? Anyway, I'm looking for runners who might want to join me or let me join them. I thought I'd ask if anyone on this forum knows of groups in any of the following places: Ubud, Lovina, Jimbaran, Amed, Legian. ...

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7-day Bali getaway, is this doable?

Posted by jasoncarpio on 10/6/2012 at 18:33

Hello beautiful people, My name is Jason and I'm from California. I'm traveling to Bali for the first time and wondering if you can give me any advice on my following itinerary (I'm in Bali from July 3 - July 11): 3 days in Ubud (MUST): Trek Batur (early morning), Monkey Forest, ARMA, Celuk, Mas, Sari Organic, Yoga Barn, Tirtha Empul, Goa Gajah, Gunung Kawi, coffee plantation (Luwak), (is it possible to do a day tour towards Sidemen (Besakih) and back by the afternoon?) - 2 days in the G ...

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Climbing Rinjani

Posted by eik362 on 12/6/2012 at 21:49

Hi There, I am looking to climb Rinjani on Lombok around the 28th June 2012. Would anybody like to climb with me to cut down on costs? I am a 21y.o female from Australia. Also, has anyone climbed Rinjani before and have any advice? Can anyone recommend a guide company? Thanks, Em. ...

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Flying into Jakarta 23rd August will Eid Ul Fitr still be effecting transport?

Posted by cat122333 on 8/6/2012 at 11:10

Thinking of booking flights that land in Jakarta on the morning of 23rd August, realise Eid Ul Fitr is on the 19th August this year. How much do you think it will effect us not sure how long we will stay in Jakarta at least till 24th as will be jetlagged so wont feel like rushing off too quick. By then will transport not be to mental, heard from other posts its easier to travel out of Jakarta after Eid Ul Fitr is this right? Really appreciate any advice p.s although dates may not be ideal only ...

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Viewed 3,470 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by mooball on 10/6/2012 at 23:45

How far/where to go in 3 weeks?

Posted by cat122333 on 5/6/2012 at 07:57

Firstly apoligies know there's a few threads on similiar topics but would be helpful for answers based on my specific situation. Me and my friends (19 year old girls from UK) are first time backpackers planning a 3 week trip to Indonesia in August/start September. Been looking up countless destinations in Indonesia on here and the web but still desperately seeking some more personal advice. Feel like I have very little concept of the distance between places how much is it possible to cover in 3 ...

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5 weeks eastern Indonesia

Posted by emrobe on 4/6/2012 at 07:27

I am planning a 5 week trip to Eastern Indonesia, I'll fly in and out of Bali and wish to visit Bali, Lombok, Komodo, Flores and if time and transport are on my side I would like to visit Sulawesi and fly back to Bali from Manado. However, as I have no real idea how long this trip will take I am not planning to buy my flight from Manado back to Bali ahead of time as I have no idea how far I will get. Can anyone tell me how much time I need to book ahead to secure an internal flight. Any advic ...

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Indonesia (Java/Lombok) - 3 weeks

Posted by caseyprich on 4/6/2012 at 09:17

Off to Java/Lombok for just under three weeks in a little while and wondering if anyone has some last moment recommendations. Right now the plan is Jakarta-Yogyakarta-(maybe Dieng Plateau)-Mt. Bromo-[overland to Lombok (possibly stopping in Ijen) or flying from Surabaya] and then explore (or relax in) Lombok . . . ending at Kuta, Lombok. Not really interested in Bali this trip. Any thoughts welcome. ...

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Best route taking in Indo, Philippines, Myanmar

Posted by fontbleu on 4/6/2012 at 06:54

Hello all, a bit of advice is required.... I'm in east Java right now and hadplanned to go to Bali as my next stop and continue east throughIndonesia, then to Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Philippines, Myanmar.However, some very good friends will be in Bali in the middle ofAugust so am thinking about fitting that into my plan. I amconsidering the following route: Fly Surabaya to Makasser Overland through Sulawesi in one monthto Madano Fly Madano to Jakarta Fly Jakarta to Manila, Philippines -stay for ...

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VOA currency Densapar

Posted by Kani on 30/5/2012 at 12:17

Hello, would like to know if euros are accepted paying visa on arrival to Bali? ...

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Posted by Pascall on 23/5/2012 at 04:06

Hi, I'm hoping to get to see Indonesia this summer around August! Unfortunately I have possibly on 3-4 weeks due to work! I'm aiming to do it in a budget appro 500 pounds! I have experience in Asia and south America so have no issue with long journeys! Can anyone advise places to see in that time or if 500 is enough for internal travel, food and accommodation? Also is it best to fly into Jakarta or Bali? Any help would be great thank you ...

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5 Weeks: Bali, Sulawesi and Maluku Islands

Posted by eik362 on 10/4/2012 at 00:42

Hi All, I've read a lot of your itinerary posts and they have all been so helpful! I am a 20 year old, inexperienced, solo female backpacker. I am fairly adventurous (however, as stated above, very inexperienced!). I love diving, trekking, and small rural villages with minimal tourists. I am not a big partier, however wouldn't mind having a drink with fellow travellers. I am planning a trip for 5 weeks that will start in Bali to explore the rural areas. I then want to go to Makassar in Sulawes ...

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Anyone know serviced apartments Jakarta...

Posted by fontbleu on 22/5/2012 at 15:36

anyone know how much i should expect to pay for a one bedroom serviced apartment within 30 minutes of south jakarta....looking for somewhere a little more permanent to live... thanks FB ...

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Accommodation - how much?

Posted by ben130892 on 17/5/2012 at 10:56

I will soon be leaving for Indonesia and will be travelling for 60 days across the months of June, July and August and am thus wandering how much, roughly, accommodation, or in fact general living, will cost in these months. I am happy slumming it in low budget hostels as long as I have the basics of a shower and a bed! Also more than happy eating local street food and often have a dine as they do attitude. I plan to travel from Jakarta to Gili Islands, potentially on to Flores dependent on tim ...

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Solo Travel in Indonesia

Posted by ben130892 on 11/5/2012 at 12:30

In June, not booked flight as of yet, I will be setting off to Jakarta to start my trip through Indonesia. I will be doing this on my own as my mate, who I previously planned to travel with, has just had to drop out. I was therefore wandering if there are any like minded and easy going people that would like to join me on a trip that pretty much travels through the whole of Java, to Bali, then on to the Gili Islands and maybe Flores. The whole trip will take roughly 2 months. I am a 19 year old ...

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