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Yogyakarta/Java - Mt Merapi

Posted by AlainaRae on 7/11/2010 at 22:58

I leave for Indonesia next week with a start in Bali and am supposed to be taking the train through Java to see Mt Bromo and then to Yogyakarta before catching a boat near Jakarta. However,with so much going on with the eruption of Mt Merapi I am wondering if the trains are still running and if I need to skip over Java and Sumatra and catch a flight straight to Singapore or stick with my original overland route. Having a tough time finding info on the local situation. Does anyone have any ...

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Our Bali coverage

Posted by somtam2000 on 30/10/2010 at 13:01

Just a quick note to let you Indonesiaphiles know that I've just opened the first couple of bits of our Bali coverage - for Padang Bai and Candi Dasa in East Bali. A LOT more on the way. Comments, as always, are appreciated ...

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Bali - 4 @ Drupadi

Posted by shitfart on 28/10/2010 at 19:06

Has anyone stayed there before? According to their website (, they are pretty near seminyak beach. But, when i used google map, its actually not. It more on sanur beach side. So I'm kinda confused and might need some clarification. Thanks in advance! ...

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rent a spot on a fishing boat

Posted by 4some on 21/10/2010 at 15:47

i tried to a boat to crew on and go to australia well i've tried probably every travel forum i can find , but there's nothing ,but i remember there's a lot of fishing boat in timor and arafura sea so i was wondering can i pay some money to be on a fishing boat for a few days or longer , i don't really care about the condition or the food i just want the have this adventure and i am also ready to swim to australia that is if the fishing boat can't take me, so does anybody know how to make this ha ...

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cheap and nice accomodation in sanur, ubud and padang bai?

Posted by travelback2basics on 11/10/2010 at 12:14

hi there has somebody made good accomodation experience in sanur, ubud or padang bai and wants to share with me? i'm travelling to denpasar 2night. thankx! mel ...

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from Hanoi to Bali

Posted by alekk on 15/6/2010 at 06:54

Dear All, I will spend a 2 months in Hanoi this summer, but I would also love to visit Bali (or any other Island in the neighbourhood) - unfortunately, a quick search reveals that the plane tickets from Hanoi to Bali are extremely high in July (~1000eur/2people/2ways). Any experienced expat with suggestions on how to get from Hanoi to Bali - I don't mind staying a few days in Singapore, Thailand, or anywhere ... if it is on the way Thank you very much! Alekk ...

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Going to Australia

Posted by worldcitizen999 on 5/9/2010 at 12:23

hello. my name is jimmy, i am 22, and i live in China, Beijing, i am planning on go to Thailand and then Malaysia and Bali and Australia, so my problem is that i want to go from SE Asia to Australia without flying mainly because i have a lot of time but not alot of money, so i am can either go from Bali to Dampier or i can go to Torres Strait and island hopping make my way down to queensland, i kinda perfer the second way(because i've got no clue how to cross those islands) Actually i can leave ...

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CGK Airport Jakarta

Posted by dooryardroses on 25/9/2010 at 10:59

My husband and I will fly to Jakarta in a week, and have an overnight layover before our connection to Jogyakarta the following afternoon. Our flight to CGK doesn't arrive until 11:30pm, and hotel options in the area seem to be few and far between (not to mention expensive!). I'm dreading the idea of negotiating with airport taxi drivers for a longride into the city at night, just to sleep in a crappy hotel for acouple of hours. Does anyone have experience staying in the airport overnight? E ...

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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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