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Bali few days w/o hassle?

Posted by boleslav on 10/3/2011 at 11:05

After reading many post on Bali, I have to admit to be a bit afraid of visiting the place. Or I should say intimidated, crowds, touts, almost mandatory guides for everything... yet I would like to believe that there is still a hope for us to spend few wonderful days there. Where would you suggest to go if we would like to get a feel for the culture and nature without worrying too much ..where can we soak it up independently? thank you. ...

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Family Ideas?

Posted by trevadea on 14/3/2011 at 12:31

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could suggest few places that might help us on our planning for our extended vacation to Indonesia. We'll have 6 months or so, flying into BKK in December. We are a family from Mexico with a 12 year old girl, a surfing Dad and a Mom who loves art and religions. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance! ...

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So, which Gili island (or beach) to prefer?

Posted by travelinchen on 7/5/2011 at 17:00

Hey guys, my partner and I are planning to spend a week on one of the Gili islands, but we're not sure which one yet. Here's what we need to take into consideration: 1. Money -- we're on a somewhat tight budget of 50 USD a day for the two of us. (clean room with private both, but cold shower is fine) 2. Seclution and Peace -- we want to relax, NO partying and preferrably backpacker people rather than families or spring break type people 3. Snorkeling -- where's the best offshore snorkeling? Whic ...

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Gili Islands, Perenhian Islands, Yucatan or Golf of Thailand

Posted by travelinchen on 6/5/2011 at 16:13

Hey travelers, sorry, obviously not all of these places are even in SEA, but I didn't really know where to post it and I hope some travelers know more than one of the places. Since my partner is having a very difficult time right now, we're looking to go to somewhere for relaxation and peace in June. Beach is a must, ideally white with perfectly clear water, so we can snorkel a bit. Not touristy and if anything rather backpacker. We're also on a budget (once we're there) so it should be very a ...

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4 Days Bali

Posted by Na0miii on 3/5/2011 at 21:43

Hi, I'm heading to Kuta, Bali end of this month with a couple of friends for a short getaway. We hired a driver for Day 1 and the itinerary for the tour is : Volcano tour 1.Barong keris ritual 2.Batik tohpati 3.celuk silver 4.Batuan painting 5.Gunung kawi temple 6.Kayuamba plantation 7.Volcano and lake batur 8.Toya bungkah natural hotspring 9 tegalalang rice terrace 10.Central of ubud: However, on Day 2 we haven't decide where to go as we have no idea where in Bali is nice. Basically we are lo ...

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Rafting in Bali

Posted by foieslinger on 26/3/2011 at 12:34

My wife and I would like to do some white water rafting in Bali next week, can anyone recommend a good tour operator? I assume most operators are based out of Ubud, is this correct? ...

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4 weeks in Indonesia: your ideal itinerary!

Posted by champp on 18/2/2011 at 10:30

Hey guys, I will be spending 4 weeks in Indonesia in June. I know it's not a lot of time for the hundreds of awesome places in Indonesia, but I was just wondering where would you go with that time? I was thinking of spending about 1 week in Bali, 4-5 days in the Gilis, and take 2-3 days to climb up Mt Bromo. But that aside I'm all ears for your suggestions! Cheers ...

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Teaching Opportunities in Tropical Indonesia on June, July, August and September 2011

Posted by englishfirst_ef on 28/4/2011 at 18:07

EF English First is a world renowned language institution and we now have nine schools in our group and the newest school no 9 in Tangerang City started in August 2010. Our team will help you reach your full potential as a TEFL teacher ; each school has a standardized induction program, regular training and observations, an extensive TEFL resource library as well as ,of course, constant support from the Director Of Studies and teaching team. You could have the opportunity of working either in ...

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Komodo and other islands + Labuanbajo West Flores

Posted by tezza on 9/6/2009 at 17:46

I spent some time in this area last month. Labuanbajo is surprisingly small for the main entry point, port, fishing town and tourist destination in West Flores. It stretches a few km along a bay and up the hillside. The main street is a disgrace - hot, dusty, rubbish and broken bits of pavement and road everywhere - often crammed with traffic - which is noisy - the locals like the open muffler set up on their vehicles (and boats). There seems to be more transport guys hassling for a ride than K ...

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TRIP TO BALI

Posted by Nanatan on 7/3/2011 at 16:43

Hi, We have 22 adults and 7 kids planning to go Bali during June for 4 days 3 nights. We thought of staying at Blue Point Bay Resort around Uluwatu. Guess we have such a big group that the resort is unable to provide with the airport transfer. 1) We are finding alternative for the accomodation. Any resorts or villa which can cater such a big group and it is not too commercialise? 2)Does anyone knows any company which provide coach services that cater for such a big group? 3) Any good and relia ...

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Solo beach break over Xmas/NYE--Lombok/Gilis?

Posted by missmck on 24/3/2010 at 19:48

Hi all~ I'm in the early stages of planning a trip over Christmas/NYE this year, for about 2 weeks. I really just want a place to unwind and let my hair down a bit--lay on a beautiful beache/exploring/snorkeling during the day and enough of a 'scene' at night to keep me from being lonely without being outrageous or requiring anything other than flip-flops. I don't need fancy accommodation, but would prefer some sort of bungalow versus a junky hotel room. BTW, I'm 28 y/o female, likely trav ...

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Working in South East Asia

Posted by sarah7196 on 14/4/2011 at 14:56

Hi Everyone My partner and I are planning a trip to SEA and we really wanted to stay for around 9 months (Just enough time for Oz to come into Spring) but after researching travel costs and day to day living it isn’t even remotely achievable on our tiny budget (£3000 each – who were we kidding) soooooooo we are going to take a course called TEFL so we can teach in SEA. I was wondering if anybody knows of any useful websites/links that will help us get jobs, Does anybody know roughly how mu ...

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Surfing in Bali and Trekking on Lombok

Posted by DonDon on 10/4/2011 at 02:26

Hi, Me an my girlfriend are going to Bali next week and we are looking for somewhere good to get some surf lessons and stay somewhere that is not too crowded, as I hear Kuta is. Can anyone recommend a good location to base ourselves for a few days and any good surf schools? We are also thinking about doing some trekking in Rinjani national park on Lombok. Can anyone recommend any good trekking companies? ...

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SELLING CAMERA IN BALI!?

Posted by lola899 on 11/4/2011 at 05:34

any place where i can sell my camera in bali...?? ...

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Perama boat sinks off Komodo

Posted by somtam2000 on 29/3/2011 at 21:13

Story this morning of a Perama ferry that sunk off the coast of Komodo overnight. I'm not up on all the details, but you can read reports from people who were on the boat here and here and here. It seems nobody drowned, but there are some very very wet people, lost bags (and perhaps some stolen gear). Perama (the boat operator) has apparently less than helpful, but it does sound like weather was terrible and that the captain was trying to escape into a sheltered bay, but failed. I'm not sure wh ...

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3-4 weeks: Sulawesi/Flores?

Posted by amz155 on 2/3/2011 at 08:40

We are currently debating between either Malaysian Borneo or Sulawesi/Flores for a 3-4 week trip this September. It'll be our honeymoon but we are okaying with roughing it. We visited Java, Bali and Lombok last year so do not need to see those areas again yet. Our main goals are to see nature/wildlife (Borneo/Mulu Park vs. Kelimutu/Rinca/Komodo), culture (Iban longhouses vs. Tana Toraja) and beach bum/snorkel (Perhentians/Tioman vs. Bunaken?Togians? area around Lubuanbajo?) Does anyone have a ...

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want to travel before settling in oz for a yr! where to go

Posted by clumsykiwi1 on 19/3/2011 at 02:25

hi headin to oz in sept for a year!! realli want to travel on the way!! wud love to c thailand, vietnam and then onto indonesia!! is it possible to c all these places in 2 weeks!! first time ever to travel so any tips and route suggestions greatli appreciated!!! ciara ...

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What is a cheap ticket to Indo? When should I buy a ticket?

Posted by hawaiirunner on 9/3/2011 at 04:18

Aloha, I am new to this forum and website. My boyfriend and I are planning a 3 week trip to Indonesia in August. We are hoping to leave around August 1st and be back around August 27th. I have been looking at tickets online and the cheapest I have found is about $1100 through China Southern. I am not for sure if I should go ahead and buy this ticket or wait to see if prices drop. Any suggestions? Is it too early to buy a ticket? Is this a good price? Will prices drop? The only problem with the ...

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Airline ticket to West flores then Lombok

Posted by swag on 22/2/2011 at 10:45

Hi all, planning to have a 2 1/2 weeks quick trip to W.Flores for some diving then the Gili's in early to mid June. Question is relating to getting local airline tickets.I understand Transnusa has a daily morning flight out of Denpasar, but I'm getting conflicting info on the return flight to Mataram in Lombok. I was hoping to fly from LBJ in Flores to Lombok but it seems I might have to go via Denpasar. If anyone can shed some light on if this info is correct or how I can arrange to buy ticke ...

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Pelni travel: a few questions.

Posted by ianintheworld on 11/3/2011 at 22:59

I would like to try travelling around Indon without flying, so this means Pelni. I have read some sad stories of ekomi class (or however, it is spelt), but have read that 1st class is fairly comfortable. I have looked at the prices, which are ok. Any thoughts on this? Also security for my stuff. I travel with 2 bags, but with a computer and of course my documents and cards. How safe would they be on a Pelni? If I had a first class cabin would they be ok? I sound like a bit of a wuss, but I am t ...

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