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Short term rentals in Bali/Lombok

Posted by crofty on 17/10/2010 at 23:43

My girlfriend and I are trying to find information on short term rentals in Indonesia. We are slightly flexible on dates but these are the period we are interested in is: Start November - Mid December 2010 (5-6 weeks) Our requirements are: - The rental place needs to have internet access. - The rent should not exceed USD$250 per week. - Ideally we don't want to be too far from a beach, although this doesn't matter too much. I am a web developer and I need reliable access to the internet. Als ...

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good place to stay for 2_3 months

Posted by bobytwo on 1/12/2010 at 09:38

I'm searching for a place where i can spend 2-3 months (December - February) that has charming & atmospheric architecture is surrounded by beautiful nature; offers delicious, affordable cuisine; and just an overall pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere and weather.(not looking for diving_surfing etc) is Indonesia budget friendly?i don't care which country as long as is cheap and could stay 2_3 months and just be relax. any advice about Indonesia or any other country would be great. ...

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Any info on Pulau Weh Island aka Sabang, Indonesia??

Posted by katbone on 19/10/2010 at 23:57

My husband and I are travelling to SE Asia next March. Originally we were going to explore the Thai Islands but after reading about how most of them are quite touristy and overcrowded we are thinking about opting for Sabang also known as Weh Island which is just off Banda Aceh, Indonesia. We have heard this is much less developed and has deserted beaches, and more like how the Thai islands were 20 years ago. Sounds much more what we had in mind. However we can't find any up to date info on i ...

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Bali for Middle aged english

Posted by sessachief on 29/12/2010 at 18:51

Off to Bali, in two days , spending a week on outskirts of Kuta , in some resort Krtonya or something like this. This will be with grown up family. So I am guessing other parts of Bali need to be seen. Thinking of Airport to Amed , then into Ubed, then into Kuta with Family to finish. Want to have good accommodation of around $45 a night all should be clean , have Fan & Air con and a pool .How much from Airport to Amed, I know series of Villages .. Is this a daft plan ? Help please , le ...

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teaching English In Indonesia

Posted by samsie23 on 1/11/2010 at 04:03

Hi all, I'm thinking of embarking on a teaching English as a foriegn language course. It would be great to get info on the best course to take, likelihood of work once i've passed the course, any insights into life in Indonesia and any websites I could take a look at for available jobs. Thanks Pete ...

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Timor-Leste, advice needed

Posted by Sparts on 7/12/2010 at 06:38

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've visited here but now I finally have a trip back to SE Asia "planned". I say planned, but it's not much of a plan so far! In truth there really isn't much I can plan for at the moment as my schedule will be dictated by others, brief explanation to follow! Basically I hope this thread will grow arms and legs but hoped that someone out there could help me with information on Timor-Leste, or East Timor as it's commonly known. So, I will be visiti ...

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Female travelling alone in Indonesia-safe or not?

Posted by ElaineMcG on 24/11/2010 at 18:50

Hey everyone, I am debating whether or not to visit Indonesia early next year as part of my travels. As a 26 year old female travelling alone I have been advised to check into safety issues when travelling Indonesia. Just wondering has anybody had any experiences with this? Is there particular places to avoid or particular areas that are safer than others, is it worth it?? All/any advice would be gladly accepted! ...

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Sumatra during Ramadan

Posted by millipatti on 2/1/2011 at 05:30

Hi! I'm actually thinking about my next travel, from mid-July to mid-August. Sumatra is on my shortlist (with Sri Lanka) but I hesitate because half of my trip would be during Ramadan. I know it is perfectly possible to travel during this period but I wonder if I would miss a lot of the experience this place has to offer. I love to stop in small roadside eateries or markets... I can't imagine eating only in guesthouses during the day! And how about the more "general" atmosphere? Do a ...

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Central Kalimantan

Posted by Meg_blue on 1/1/2011 at 13:35

If you have travelled in Kalimantan and visited Palangkaraya I would really like to hear from you. Where you visited, how did you get there, what you did and your lasting impressions. Anything you can tell me would be great. Mega. ...

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Bali wet Season. How wet?

Posted by furneburner on 12/9/2009 at 10:14

Hi, Will be visiting Bali in late Jan/early Feb and wondering how wet it will be. How will beaches and snorkeling be affected? Can i expect similar conditions to Thailand's wet season? thanks ...

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East Timor into Indonesia overland, then boat between islands, 2months

Posted by hmeyer on 11/11/2010 at 09:19

Hi all, This is my first time on Travelfish. I'm a solo female traveller, looking for some advice on the best way of travelling from East Timor into Indonesia. I'd like to cross overland into West Timor and then travel by boat via some of the smaller islands in the archipelago, then Java, Sumatra, and into Malaysia. I have 2 months in Indonesia as part of a 12month trip around Asia. My questions are: - is it possible (and safe) to cross from east to west timor - how do I go about travelling via ...

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Learning to Surf

Posted by Steve81 on 7/6/2010 at 01:26

I'm going to be spending a couple of months in Indonesia (initially heading to Bali, no definate plans from there) from September and I'm really keen to try and learn to surf, easier said than done I know. I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on the best way to go about this? Should I go to one of those surf schools or just go to the beach and hope someone takes pity on me?! Any specific reccomendations of places would also be great. Don't worry I'm not expecting miracles, I'm fully a ...

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Motorcycling in Bali and Lombok

Posted by ade7 on 19/8/2009 at 14:51

Hi, What is the deal with motorcycling in Bali and Lombok? We were hoping to hire scooters, especially in Lombok, but we have read in the Lonely Planet guide that you need an international license (which we dont have) and that police fines have become more common in Lombok. We have hired scooters in Java (Pangandaran and Jogja) with no problems. Any help much appreciated. Thanks, Andy ...

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11 days in sumatra

Posted by mefcom on 7/12/2010 at 07:26

i am flying into medan solo on 06/04/2011 and leaving medan on 17/04/2011 for hong kong. i intend to get a bus from medan to bukit lawang and spend 2 days there and then get s bus and then ferry to danau toba lake but that will leave me with about 5-6 days without any plans I dont swim so any activity that revolves around water won't interest me ...

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Advice on Kuta/Legian Hotels.

Posted by MiaBritton on 28/11/2010 at 19:16

Hi again, Just looking for hotels/guesthouses in the Kuta-Legian area. Can anyone recommend a clean place to stay, with a pool for around $30NZD a night. We are there at the end of Jan 2011 (low season). Also, if anyone has stayed at these places could you give me a bit of feedback! Sayang Maha Mertha Balisani Padma Pondok Sari Thank you! ...

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Bali Budget & Tips

Posted by nickreck on 27/11/2010 at 01:04

I am considering a trip to Bali for the first 3 weeks in January - can anyone give me an idea of budgets? There will be 2 of us - sharing a room (backpacker and upward.) Also looking for a budget for food.. We are looking for some good beach time - im not sure if beach areas will be more costly? also will be heading to The Gilis... how do these compare cost wise to places in Bali. Thanks for any tips / advice you might be able to share. ...

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volcanos eastern java

Posted by topogene88 on 3/12/2010 at 13:51

3 12 10 luang prabang has anyone had any trouble with flights in/out of eastern java, bali, etc due to the volcanoes? thanks polesana, ...

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Where's the best place to get a visa for Bali?

Posted by jamesinoz on 19/11/2010 at 06:11

One more question! I'll be in both Thailand and Singapore before I fly to Bali and was wondering if one is better than the other for getting a tourist visa. I've heard that the queues are very long for visa on arrival. Is the cost the same? ...

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Traveling Sumatra alone

Posted by itamar on 9/10/2010 at 19:10

Hi, I've read on the lonely planet that traveling alone in Sumatra (even for males) isn't perceived positively. Is that true? would it be an issue to travel Sumatra alone? Also - Any other islands/beaches except Pulau Weh for crisp white sands and snorkelling experience in Sumatra? Thanks! ...

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Amed, Bedugul and Tanah Lot

Posted by MiaBritton on 24/11/2010 at 22:09

Hi, My fiance and I are heading to Bali in January for 9 days. I've been to Bali many times as a kid so I have an idea of where to go and what to do, but would love any suggestions. Can anyone suggest places to stay in Amed, around Bedugul and Tanah Lot? Under $20, not worried about a/c or pools! Preferably near to or on the beach in Amed. Is it worth staying a night around Bedugul, or just stopping on the way to or from Amed? Also- have a reservation at Bakung Sari in Kuta (Jl. Singosari)- has ...

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