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Komodo and Orangutan tour buddy/buddies

Posted by dollyoblong on 8/5/2012 at 05:13

Hello I'm travelling alone to Indonesia in a couple of weeks time during May 2012. I'm really interested in visiting some of the wildlife the country has to offer and as I'm on limited time have found an organised trip to visit the Komodo dragons on Komodo island and orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo. I'm wondering if any other travellers would like to join me on this and a) cut costs and b) share this fantastic experience? The trip is 7 days and 6 nights and a link can be fo ...

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6.5 weeks itinerary Jakarta to Banda islands and back again

Posted by oconnorra on 5/5/2012 at 02:40

Hi all, My wife and I are fairly experienced travellers having backpacked through Africa from our home in South Africa. We now have some time in August and sept (12/08 to the end sept) and wanted to see SEA. We chose Indo based on time of year and the potential remote areas where we can experience interesting culture, good diving, some great beaches and volcanos. Our current itinerary is: Arrive in Jakarta Fly to Ambon (Maluku) Fly to Banda islands (up to 2 weeks) Back to Ambon Get from Ambon ...

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Travel from Koh Phangan to Bali

Posted by donnellm on 26/4/2012 at 07:46

HELP!! What is the best/cheapest/quickest way to travel from Koh Phangan to Bali!? I am getting so confused and frustrated trying to look up all the different options and I need the easiest and quickest route so I can finish planning my trip here is my what my trip looks like so far: Arrive in Bangkok then to Koh Phangan for full moon party on July 4th July 4th or 5th I would like to leave Koh Phangan and travel to Bali July 10th leave Bali and head back to Bangkok for the remainder of my trip ...

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Indo Surf Itinerary

Posted by MOCEAN on 24/4/2012 at 18:09

Has anyone done a thorough surf trip through Indo? I am looking to go for an extended period of time maybe a month or two. What type of budget would you suggest? What is the best time of year for weather/waves? Im not looking for triple overhead get pounded into the reef surf. Overhead goodness with nice walls and barrels will do! Thanks ahead of time ...

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Climbing Gunung Agung

Posted by Newkid on 19/4/2012 at 23:45

Hello all, I would like to climb Gunung Agung in July this year, with the idea of camping overnight at the summit, weather permitting I would like to photograph sunset and sunrise. I understand that there are two routes - one that goes all the way to the summit (need to start from Besakih temple and takes around 7 hours - some sections are quite tough...) and the other that goes only till the crater rim (need to start at Pasar Agung and takes about 4 hours). I have a few questions and hope tha ...

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Getting out of Bali

Posted by Has on 10/4/2012 at 11:09

Hello! I come seeking any advice/pointers anyone may have for me. This is the first time ive used such a forum and the wealth of knowledge on here is quite something. Its been some years since i last visited s/e asia and back then i was young and only interested in one thing- having a great time predominantly on the thai islands! This time im flying into denpasar. I plan on spending a short amount of time in bali before making my way across to the gili islands and lambok. What ive found diffic ...

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Getting to Mt. Kelimutu

Posted by iambabo on 6/4/2012 at 21:36

Hello, I'd love to see the lakes at Mt. Kelimutu on Flores. I'll be traveling from Bali to Flores to see the Komodo dragons and I'm wondering if it's best to fly directly to Maumere first, head to Mt. Kelimutu and then to Labuan Bajo from there. Is it easy to find a taxi/driver that will take me there and then to Labuan Bajo? Should I fly to Labuan Bajo and do a day trip? Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you! ...

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Bali over Easter

Posted by mattd82 on 26/1/2012 at 03:30

Hi all, My partner and I will be meeting in Bali for about 10 days over Easter and I was looking for some suggestions as to where to go. We've bounced through Bali a few times on route to other parts of Indonesia, but haven't really seen much of the island outside of the Kuta/Denpasar area which we'd like to steer well clear of this time! Matt will be coming from, and return back to Timor Leste so we'd like to keep it chilled, I'm thinking 2 sleeping destinations only. Maybe about 6 days beach ...

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Surf school? 3 weeks in indonesia...

Posted by laughingbuddha on 4/12/2011 at 17:19

I need some help picking out places to visit in my three weeks in indonesia, march 26th to april 17th. i fly in and out of bali. although once a big partier, i mainly want to relax and be in places that i can dive, snorkel and surf. that being said, a place(s) that offers the option to party would be nice. doesn't have to be party central. i'll be travelling solo. 1) can anyone recommend a good surfing school? there are many in Kuta, but i hear that is a very touristy place. i could stand it for ...

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September: how busy will it be?

Posted by Jleef on 1/4/2012 at 11:03

Hi all, firstly, sorry, if this old ground, but just curious as to how busy Indonesia tends to get in September? I've somewhat miraculously managed to get the whole month off work (go me!) and so looking into returning to SE Asia to see the countries I didn't see last time. Indonesia is on the short list, although I haven't ruled out the Philippines or even starting off again in BKK... I like to vary my travels between both travelling off the beaten track/doing village homestays/hiring local gu ...

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Balangan surfing questions

Posted by jordeer on 25/3/2012 at 22:04

Hello-- I'm a single female traveling alone to Bali in about a month, and I'd like to take some surf lessons--but nothing too committed like a surf camp. I am really attracted to Balangan beach (Kuta seems waaaay too intense for me in terms of atmosphere), but it seems like maybe the surf might be too advanced for someone who has only surfed twice in her life. So, I have two questions: 1. Is it worth it for me to go to Balangan as a beginner? 2. Has anyone ever tried Balangan Surf School? Is it ...

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Update on Nusa Lembongan

Posted by tezza on 12/6/2009 at 11:52

Nusa Lembongan is a small island about 15km off the south-east Bali mainland. Lembongan was has 5 very good reef surf-breaks suited to expert wave riders and was “discovered” by surfers in the 70s. This in turn attracted backpackers to the budget accommodation and laid back island life at JUNGUBATU BAY, the main surfing area. Midrange and higher tourists then became interested with some pretty attractive accommodation going in on non-surfing MUSHROOM BAY a few km south west. In recent year ...

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Need a good driver while travelling in Bali?

Posted by childly1979 on 24/3/2012 at 21:58

I would like recommend the driver that I have used to while travelling in Bali. The driver's name is Made Dodi, I could say he is an honest, patient and friendly guy who can take around you the island. After booking with him through email, I was surprised that he called me from Bali one day before my arrival to Bali. I thought this guy must be crazy but he just said that he wanna make sure everything is going well on my trip. You can easily look up for him on Google by searching AA driver Made D ...

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Posted by polesana88 on 10/3/2012 at 22:38

11 3 2012 Has anyone been in semarang lately and recommend some less expensive places to stay there. Many Thanks Polesana ...

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Jakarta neighbourhoods

Posted by Remedy on 14/3/2012 at 15:28

I am travelling through Indonesia this summer and it looks like I am going to start my trip in Jakarta. I am not usually keen on doing to much research before my travels as I prefer to discover each place while I am there, but I do like to get up to speed on areas of major cities before I go there. However, I do find information on the different areas in Jakarta hard to come by. What I am looking for are the distinct characteristics of the different places. Like Makati in Manilla is more upscal ...

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Ubud-where next for 3 days

Posted by mudchild on 6/3/2012 at 22:08

Hey all, I am currently in Ubud travelling alone. I am going to stay here a few more days but think I should try and explore another area for the last 3 days of my trip. Has anyone got any suggestions? I am female travelling alone and although I like a party the last few months of my trip have been quite a party so would be happy to see the sights,shop, explore and eat! I dont want to go to far from the airport so was thinking maybe sanur?? Thanks all ...

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All Lombok or Gili Air (and general Indonesia advice)

Posted by caseyprich on 23/2/2012 at 07:15

I'm booked for a flight to Jakarta on June 18th and return on July 5th (I know, high-season). I'm planning on a couple nights in Yogyakarta and then overland to Mt. Bromo. Then I'd like to overland (leapfrogging Bali) to Lombok - though I'm open for to the idea of flying from Surabaya - I'd like to know the sense of the overland from Mt. Bromo to Lombok if anyone has experience. (I'd probably skip Ijen as I don't like the smell of Sulfur). So I'm looking at a little over a week on Lombok/ G ...

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Ngurah Rai Airport - baggage storage

Posted by Equineinsight on 29/11/2011 at 18:10

We are planning an extended family trip through SE Asia next year and we are starting out on Nusa Lembongan for a week of surfing and diving. We'd like to leave our boards and snorkelling gear behind in Bali while we backpack through Thailand and Cambodia as we'll be finishing our trip with a few days in Bali on the way home. Does anyone know if there is baggage storage available at Ngurah Rai airport? Also any idea of cost and where it's located (within the airport) would be great. Also, on t ...

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Mt. Bromo (Java)

Posted by caseyprich on 28/2/2012 at 20:39

Any thoughts? Getting there from Yogyakarta? Days to spend there? Itinerary advice at all . . . Recommended overnight accommodation? ...

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House Rentals - Kuta

Posted by thompyy on 1/3/2012 at 20:00

Hey! Me and a couple friends (5 of us in total) are headed to Bali in May for a month. We figured it might be more beneficial to just rent a house or flat for the month and use that as our base camp. Does anyone know any good websites or connections that might help steer me in the right direction? I have been looking a lot online and came across one website, airbnb, which seems to be really good. Just looking for a couple more options since we are on a budget haha. Thanks for your help! ...

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