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Bali transportation

Posted by heddenswest on 22/5/2011 at 11:49

Hello. I am looking for a cheap way to get from the airport in Bali to Ubud. I understand a taxi is about $20. Has anyone taken a bemo from the airport to the Batubulan station in Denpasar and then a bemo onward to Ubud? I found info. on a bemo to Ubud, but not from the airport to Batubulan station. Is it worth the extra time and potential hassle to save a bit of cash? Thanks!! ...

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Help me plan a trip.

Posted by seeking on 19/5/2011 at 20:14

I will be in Indonesia during the first half of August. I have this itinerary in mind: 13 - 14 Aug: visit Jakarta and Jogjakarta, reach Bali in the evening or on 15th morning. 15 - 16 Aug: Bali (is this enough? I am not interested in the beaches except for a visit) 17 - 19 Thailand (mostly Bangkok, Kanchanabura etc) 20 - 21 Cambodia, Angkor Wat. I am from India, with a German passport. I want to visit the temples and museums. Not much into night clubs etc. The trouble is, if I land in Jakarta, I ...

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Recommendations for Mt. Bromo tour

Posted by travelinchen on 19/5/2011 at 02:23

Hey guys, I'm so excited! End of July we'll fly to indonesia and it will be awesome! (I hope) I'm still planning things out for the trip (aka as procrastinating), so I was wondering whether anyone can recommend a tour operator that does tours to Mt Bromo (relatively flexible still from where, but I'm thinking Malang might be good)? I know there're a lot of offers on the internet, but I'd really like to go by recommendations for such a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Hope to hear from you ...

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Reservations

Posted by heddenswest on 22/5/2011 at 13:56

We'll be coming in August, during the high season, and are wondering if we really need to make reservations. We won't be staying in Kuta or the other really popular beach spots. We plan on making a reservation for 1-2 nights in Ubud just for when we arrive. If we just want a simple, clean room, are we safe just walking around and looking at places or do we risk not getting a room in August? Thanks! ...

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Going east from Lombok

Posted by renzejongman on 19/5/2011 at 03:00

Hi guys, My soon-to-be wife and I will be spending our honeymoon in Indonesia. We plan to start of in Lombok, enjoy a couple of days of rest there and then start going east and have an adventure. Climbing Rinjani is definately on our list, but we were hoping you guys could give us some tips on great things to do on our trip! We would like to stay away of the tourist mobs a little bit. We have a month... also: does anyone know a good not-too-expensive operator for the Rinjani expedition? Thanks ...

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Flights to KL/Sing to Lombok

Posted by starfish on 17/5/2011 at 02:02

Hey there! I have a rough plan of my summer trip. I was planning of flying from KL to Bali, moving to the Gilis before heading back to Bali for a flight to Singapore. As we only have a short period of time, I was wondering if it would make more sense to fly on leg of the trip from Lombok rather than both flights from Singapore. However, I am finding it really hard to actually find any flights. I have tried Singapore Airlines and Silk Air but the flight codes are not coming up. Could anyone reco ...

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Trekking Mt Bromo

Posted by DShan on 10/5/2011 at 16:12

Hi, just wondering if anyone has been to Bromo and if there are any treks organized up the mountain or is it only just the coach transport up and down for the sunrise? If anyone has done it before, how difficult is it? Any recommendations on backpackers accomodation? ...

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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

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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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