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Beautiful, remote beach in or around Bali? (scuba would be fab too)

Posted by freerangehuman on 26/2/2011 at 05:46

Hi there, I'm going to be in Bali for a while at the end of May and have 3 and a half days at the end to spend chilling out on a beach. I'll have been staying outside Ubud for the rest of the month so really looking forward to waking up to sand and waves for a few days! Does anyone have recommendations of places that are a) chilled and nice (not looking for the party scene) b) beautiful (white sands!) c) have some scuba facilities. I'm only looking to do the 3 day openwater part of the PADI ...

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short trip to Bali in Oct

Posted by dardeb on 21/8/2011 at 20:52

After reading so much on SEA (this is my first trip to this part of the world), I finally decide to skip Thailand islands and go to Bali instead, 2nd or 3rd week of Oct. Now I'm reading Bali's beaches are not so pretty and clean, and weather in October is not always good. The more I read the more confused I get. Can you help me decide!? Is there swimming in October in Bali? Which part of the island has the best beaches for swimming? I don't like pools. I'll only have about 5 days there, I'm no ...

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internet resources on the Maluca islands?

Posted by Sampan on 28/8/2011 at 09:23

Hi people, I'm looking for a good solid internet resource on the Maluca islands but haven't been able to find very much. If someone could point me in the right direction, or indeed have first hand information from travels in the area, i'd be really grateful. Happy trails.. ...

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Win a full pass to the Ubud Writer and Readers Festival

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/9/2011 at 10:15

The smart cookies over at the Ubud Writer and Readers Festival (of which we're a sponsor) have given us a full 4-day pass to give away to a lucky literature lover. The four-day pass is worth A$350 and entitles the holder to experience all panel sessions in 3 venues across the four days of the festival from October 6 to 9, 2011 in Ubud, Bali. (It doesn't include the ticketed special events and workshops.) To win the pass, all you need to do is tell us in EXACTLY 25 WORDS what "Bali" m ...

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where to stay in

Posted by appleegg1 on 26/8/2011 at 05:43

looking for something like this ubud small, quiet resort, b and b, or villa accommodations in Ubud quiet aircon english channel tv bathtub with adequate hot water within 30 minute walk to ubud town cheap, good spa service nearby or on property clean, comfortable bed small pool nice but not a deal breaker decent food available bfast, lunch and dinner time nice scenery around- valley or ricefield fridge and a kettle is nice nice bathroom around $50us to $120us think tegal sari, but out of to ...

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Itinerary help - Tanjung Puting/Kelimutu/Komodos

Posted by prathab on 21/8/2011 at 22:52

Hi all My friend and I are looking to travel Indonesia from 5-21 September. The things we definitely want to do is see the orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park (TPNP) and the Komodo dragons in Komodo National Park. Hopefully we can also squeeze in some beach time, culture and Kelimutu into our trip. I'm having trouble trying to connect the dots in this itinerary. I have a lot of questions below, but from your past experiences if you can answer even a few then that would be great. Our fir ...

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Indonesia or Thailand

Posted by helixusion on 10/9/2011 at 18:24

Just wondering how much money will a trip to Indonesia will cost me if I include Surabaya, Gunung Bromo, Lombok and Gilli islands in my itinerary. I had initially planned for a trip to Thailand, but the hordes of tourists, crowds and sleaze daunted me. Regardless, of a few negatives, Thailand is an awesome country to visit with a lot of stunning sights. But, I am looking for serene unspoilt seascapes and landscapes and I doubt that is feasible in Thailand. I asked a few backpacker friends of min ...

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Rickshaw Run through SE Asia - Want to go????

Posted by ryanhildebrand on 6/9/2011 at 06:02

Hi gang! I signed up to go on the Rickshaw run that starts Oct. 15th in Jakarta and ends in Bangkok. Read about it here: Problem is that I can't go now do to illness in the family. I can't get a refund because they have already purchased the Tuk Tuk. My other friends have bailed on me. Can you rally 1-2 more people to go on this amazing life event?? It cost me 1,000 pounds, but want someone else to be able to enjoy it, so I will ...

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Magic Mushrooms?

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 3/9/2011 at 13:25

So I thought Indonesia was supposed to be ultra-tough on drugs. How come I see signs in plain site with things like "Yes, we have @#$%ing magic mushrooms here!" And can buy them over the counter at nearly every restaurant and bar in Kuta? Are "magic mushrooms" not hallucinogenic/illicit drugs? ...

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From Kota Kinabalu to Balikpapan - How to do it?

Posted by PeterJW on 30/8/2011 at 02:03

I will be leaving UK around 14th Jan. I have thought of going to Kuala Lumpar for a few days and then flying to Kota Kinabalu. From there I would like to head from the Malaysian side across the border to Kalimantan and make my way via the west coast and down to Balikpapan to fly to Ujung Pandang. Pictures I have see of the island on Google map along with the wildlife which makes Borneo so famous means I really want to go (especially the saltwater and fresh lake of Labuan Cermin). However, do ...

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accomadation in bali??? help

Posted by appleegg1 on 26/8/2011 at 05:42

looking for something like this bali please, not in kuta, or legian small, quiet resort, b and b, or villa accommodations in bali quiet aircon english channel tv bathtub with adequate hot water within 30 minute walk to the beach or some warung cheap, good spa service nearby or on property clean, comfortable bed small pool nice but not a deal breaker decent food available bfast, lunch and dinner time nice scenery around- valley or ricefield or beach/ocean fridge and a kettle is nice nice ba ...

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2 Weeks in Java in Dec.: Yogya, Solo, and ?

Posted by glomer on 22/8/2011 at 08:09

Folks on this board were so helpful as I was planning our honeymoon in Vietnam/Laos last year, I thought I'd try posting again. I will be in Java in early–mid December doing some low-key family history/dissertation research. I will be based in Central Java (Yogya, Solo) and want to add one more destination, perhaps someplace quieter and more rustic. Interested in beautiful views, village life, walkable cities, good food, good architecture, pasars; not so much a volcano climber. May at times be ...

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Gili islands

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/8/2011 at 08:46

Have just added a raft of new coverage to the Indonesia section of the site for Gili Trawangan Gili Meno and Gili Air -- as it was researched in high season, some of the acommodation rates are punishing! Only bit still to be added is the diving section which will be on in a coupla days. Enjoy ...

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Chimpanzee and other primates

Posted by trevadea on 13/8/2011 at 03:45

We are going to be traveling around Nov. To May and my daughter is studying up on primates. Anyone have suggestions of places that are a must see? Thanks, treva ...

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Itinirary for December. Any suggestions?

Posted by cybervlad on 4/8/2011 at 12:57

Hello, I am tailoring my trip to Indonesia scheduled for December. Here is an itinirary: 1. December, 2. 08:40 arrive to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 2. December, 2. 12:45 fly AirAsia (AK 1316) to Makassar, arrive to Makassar 15:50 3. December, 2. 17:55 fly Sriwijaya Air(SJ 590) to Gorontalo, arrive to Gorontalo 19:20 4. From December, 3 to December, 7 - scuba diving in "Gorontalo hidden paradise" 5. December, 8 - "the day-off". Visit hot springs, Portuguese forts and other ...

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Komodo liveaboard - between now and 9 May

Posted by Jacster on 22/4/2011 at 12:51

Hi I'm currently in Ubud and trying to organise a liveaboard dive trip to Komodo at some point between now and 9 May. I'd love to hear your recommendations for great Komodo liveaboard operators (that don't break the bank). Many thanks all Jackie ...

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Mobile internet coverage in Indonesia

Posted by zicodali on 24/7/2011 at 15:00

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice about mobile internet coverage off the usual tourist routes? I am planning a trip to Flores, Sumba and the Malukus. What is the most econmical SIM card I can buy for calls and internet? Many thanks. ...

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Train ticket Jakarta - Yog - available on the day?

Posted by neila83 on 29/5/2011 at 20:16

hi, I'm travelling to Jakarta on June 14th, and am planning to go to yogjakarta the next day. I would prefer to go by train than plane (although flights are very cheap) so that I can see the scenery. My question is, since you can't book online, do you think I will be able to get a ticket at short notice, i.e. only the day before I want to go, or for the next day? Is it usually sold out or are there plenty available on the day? I need to know, because if it is possible I won't be able to get on ...

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Best way to see a lot in little time? Homebase Bali - boat trip to Lombak, Komodo etc? HELP!!!

Posted by suzih on 2/8/2011 at 09:33

We have been to Bali many times and have an ex-pat brother who lives in Sanur. He now has a Balinese "family" and we are lucky to have experienced local family life in villages during ceremonials times. That being said, we have always left Bali and have traveled Asia - our brother has convinced us that we are missing out on the rest of Indonesia and I am ashamed to say after some research - he is right!!! The problem is there is so much to chose from and everything is amazing - what do ...

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Please help! Travel route advice needed

Posted by travelinchen on 28/7/2011 at 19:40

Hey guys! We finally arrived in Yogya today and really like it so far. We"ll probably stay here for a week and then proceed o make our way towards Bali. We are hoping to arrive in Ubud on the 9th of August, and we are planning to leave yogya at the 4th. Inbetween, we would like to do Mt. Bromo and Kawah Ijen, then take the ferry to Bali. My questions: Do you think 5 days are a reasonable time to travel from Yogy to Bali with these two stops? And what do you think will be the least painful ...

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