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Indonesia forum


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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in comparision to thailand/laos

Posted by delahue3 on 22/1/2010 at 22:52

my friend and i were in thailand & laos last summer and had the best time ever, we loved the whole beach bum lifestyle, full moon parties, tubing, meeting new people and basically having a good time 24/7 this year we want to try indonesia is it the same type of atmosphere? if not could any one advise anywhere else? thanks ...

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West Kalimantan

Posted by mattd82 on 16/1/2010 at 14:07

Hi guys We're heading into West Kalimantan for about 4 weeks and are trying to make up some kind of itinerary which involves both some inland forest time as well as a bit of a spell by the water. I'm having a bit of trouble finding any information in regards to beaches and islands though and was wondering if anyone could recommend somewhere nice, ideally with interesting snorkeling (I know East Kalimantan is much better for this, but we just don't have the time or funds to get across there as ...

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Camera Shops in Bali

Posted by pythagnz on 8/1/2010 at 05:23

Hi. My friend is en route to Bali and is wondering about buying a camera there. Can anybody recommend any reputable camera shops, especially close to Ubud? Any other advice about buying cameras in Bali is welcome! Cheers ...

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Borneo and Bali

Posted by bird2468 on 5/1/2010 at 16:06

Hi All My friend and I have been traveling around South East Asia for the past 2 months and are due to go to Australia on 18th January. Due to some serious overspending we are considering cutting Oz short and extending our time here. We wondered if it is possible to fly from KL to Borneo then on to Bali before returning to Singapore for our flight to Australia. Also, given this a fairly new idea we know very little about Borneo and could do with a few tips on how much time we'd need the ...

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Posted by Ignite on 15/12/2009 at 14:02

Hey fellow backpackers , i cannot find on the internet wether there is or isn`t an Indonesian embassy in bangkok , i need a 60 day visa and was wondering if this could be arranged in BKK and roughly how much it costs... Cheers ...

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new website about the mountains and volcanoes of Indonesia

Posted by dpquinn on 8/11/2009 at 23:16

Hello there Myself and a friend are currently putting the finishing touches to a new website which aims to eventually be the best English-language resource for information on hiking/climbing the many mountains/volcanoes across the archipelago. We've listed every peak with 1000metre prominence and plenty more which are smaller but are so interesting they simple could not be left out. To an extent, the initial success of the site will rely on comments and photos/route descriptions from readers b ...

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indonesia visa extension

Posted by mitchell on 13/12/2009 at 21:55

just a note to say i got a one month extension on my B211 visa in ambon the other day. apparently, you can extend it up to 4 more times at 250,000. ...

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