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Indonesia in 4 weeks

Posted by travelback2basics on 18/9/2010 at 10:01

hi there We've got only 4 weeks in Indonesia left and try to figure out where we want to go. We will come from Penang (Malaysia) and will cross the border to Medan (Sumatra). We are really keen to go snorkeling in the north of Sumatra (Pulau Weh). After that we love to see active vulcanoes and would love to catch a surf somewhere, where it's not too crowded and where it's not too difficult for beginners. So for now, we are thinking of going for a surf to the Nia Island (Sumatra) and after t ...

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Itinerarry for Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia an Vietnam

Posted by antoinetiux on 6/4/2010 at 12:56

I am planning to take a month maximum to travel to all these places and I need suggestions for itineraries and routes! Ideally, I would like to start my trip in Bali, Indonesia and end it in Bangkok, Thailand since I am flying from Los Angeles. Would really appreciate any suggestions. ...

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Bali for Xmas

Posted by ashiecurlz01 on 18/8/2010 at 22:25

Hi me and my boyfriend have booked Bali for Xmas time from 23rd to 28th December. Just wondering if anyone has experienced Bali for Xmas? What did you get up to? Do they celebrate it like England? Any recommended activites or places to go on the day? We are staying in Sanur so plan to get up to see the sunrise. Any suggestions please ...

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Bali: contact lenses

Posted by pythagnz on 4/8/2010 at 08:05

Hi, The ever so helpful people at my guesthouse have thrown away my contact lens container. I have the lenses but nothing to put them in. So far, I have been able to improvise but I need to replace the container or find an alternative with a screw-top lid. Is there an optician or similar in Sanur or Senggigi (Lombok) where I would be able to do that? Many thanks ...

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Bali and surrounding islands

Posted by ceast8 on 29/7/2010 at 23:01

Hi, We are planning atrip to the phillippines in april 2011 for 2 weeks, i am looking for some help were to go and what to do for the two weeks while we are there. We are a group of boys aged between 22-26 and would just like some info from people who now. if anyone could put a two week itinery on here that would be greatly apreciated ...

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selling ticket to Jakarta

Posted by eleutherita on 25/7/2010 at 16:17

I purchased a ticket that don't need anymore from Singapore to Jakarta Flight is Tue 10 Aug 2010 10.45 from Changi Airport Terminal 1 11:15 am at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport-Terminal 2 JetSaver-20 kg Checked Baggage Allowance. Ticket was 59 singapore dollars, fees apply to name change, check here: same ticket costs 93 now. Anyone interested let me know! ...

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Indonesia Island hopping - which ones

Posted by emma066 on 21/10/2009 at 17:52

Hi there, I know this is going to be a really hard question to answer but any info appreciated! I've heard that island hopping in Indonesia is fantastic - I like culture, beaches and wildlife... Can anyone recommend a rough itinerary, ending up in Bali and lasting for about 2 weeks? Thanks! ...

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Posted by TheGoose on 14/4/2009 at 17:17

Just as I need to post a thread in Indonesia, up pops a new forum section for it... magic. I have 2 weeks in Bali at the beginning of June an was wondering what's best to see and do? I want to visit Kuta, Ubud and a volcano trek, though any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks ...

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Indonesia next year -- and 20 years ago

Posted by escampur on 20/7/2010 at 17:10

Hi there, I shoestring-backpacked round Indonesia (Timor, Flores, Sumbawa, Lombok, Bali, Java and Sumatra) 20 years ago and would like to return next year for a 4-week holiday with my husband and 4 kids, preferably to Lombok and Flores. My main question is: can anyone tell me how much the country has changed since then (infrastructure, technology)? Would you recommend doing the shoestring version as we did 20 years ago (we are avid [tent] campers and don't need much luxury other than a cool man ...

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Travelling in Sumatra....the safe way?!

Posted by katieflorence on 9/11/2009 at 21:57

Hi everyone, I actually posted this same query on tripadvisor about a week ago but not had any response - hopefully you nice travelfish people will be more helpful! I'm hoping to visit Sumatra whilst travelling through south east asia early next year, and the places we're keen to visit are Pulau Weh, Bukit Lawang, and Danau Toba. However I'm a bit concerned about how to travel around, as the Lonely Planet seems to suggest that it's dangerous/not recommended for tourists to travel down ...

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currency exchange?

Posted by ziplok on 13/1/2010 at 09:14

i'm heading to indonesia in a couple weeks and i'm just wondering where would be my best bet to do some currency exchange! i land in bali, will spend a couple days in kuta, then just going to where the wind takes me... also, any suggestions on places to stay in ubud? i'm heading up there and looking for budget... thanks! ...

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travel mate

Posted by marietherese on 6/4/2010 at 08:55

heyy, i am looking for an easy going travel mate. starting the trip to thailand in november or december. any interests? ideas? ...

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Searching for (really) affordable villa renting in Indonesia for July

Posted by augustinparis on 6/4/2010 at 13:11

Hi guys ! just discovered your site, and I love it ... if only I didn't have 2 kids to take care of, I would jump on a plane right now following your advice ;-) Here's my problem : my dear MIL, a friend of hers and her 2 teenage daughters are visiting us this july (I am in Singapore). We would like to rent a villa in Bali (or elsewhere? ) for the 8 of us, with a maid/cook. All I can find at this point of time is luxury villas with 2 cooks, 4 maids, 2 gardeners and so on... and for at leas ...

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Destination suggestion for 3-4 wks,love to snorkel, hike...

Posted by boleslav on 30/3/2010 at 08:44

While waiting for my guidebook to arrive I would like to jump start my planning for 3-4 weeks vacation to Indonesia and would like to ask you for your advice. What destination would you recommend for 2 active adults who love snorkeling, hiking, swimming, some kayaking, nature and prefer not crowded area? Not all the requirements need to be filled but snorkeling is the priority. thank you! ...

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Mount Agung

Posted by emma066 on 27/4/2010 at 19:53

Can anyone recommend a guide for this in Bali? ...

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Cheap flights to Bali from SEA

Posted by JessicaBenson3 on 20/4/2010 at 04:33

Im going to be in SOutheast Asia for about 4 months...thailand, cambodia, laos and vietnam. I really really want to go to Bali but havent found tickets that arent just outrageous. Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe the best place to fly out of? or a good airline? Thanks! ...

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Best island/location for surfing? any ideas?

Posted by Tomhamish on 19/4/2010 at 23:51

Hello im heading to Thailand and Vietnam in july and then hopefully on to indonesia late july early august for a week. all i really want to do is relax in one place and get some decent kite-surfing and surfing in and chill on a beach! just wondering if anyone knows which island and location is best for this? or any decent budget hostels in the right locations? if someone has some first had knowledge it would be great to hear from you!! many thanks Tom ...

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Bali Travel Help

Posted by jxs336 on 31/3/2010 at 22:40

Hi Everyone I'll be in Bali in July for 7 days and just wondering where would the best city to stay and relax and some of the must see things to see. Also it would be great if you can suggest some accommodations I prefer 4 star and higher. Also do you recommend staying in more then one place. I know I don't have much time but that's as long as I can stay. thanks ...

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Ubud - In Bali - Rated BEST CITY IN ASIA

Posted by devi108 on 21/2/2010 at 11:50

Ubud - a tiny little village of 8000 people - was rated the best city in Asia by readers of the US-based luxury magazine Conde Naste Traveler. The widely popular magazine boasts the slogan "Truth in Travel". Ubud beat out destinations like Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai and even Tokyo! Over 25,000 people voted! To learn about what makes Ubud the most spectacular city in Asia, please visit: I hope I can post the site here, we don't make money off the travel site! It's ...

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Tanjung National Park / Kalimantan /

Posted by misscherie on 11/2/2010 at 17:14

Hi there, Im finding it really hard to find any (reliable) information for Tanjung National Park as we would like to spend 3 to 4 days in the jungle and see the orangutans. If you've been, please help! 1. How did you get there? We want to fly from somewhere in Java but flights seem expensive! 2. Did you do a tour by klotok? If so, did you organise before you got there and who would you recommend? And any general advice on this national park would be fabulous. THANKS in advance! x ...

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