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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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Visa

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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Banned from visiting Thailand - What is the alternative?

Posted by alhamaqi on 18/4/2009 at 14:04

Hello everyone, I just found out that traveling to Thailand is banned by my government (actually it has been banned since the 80's but I thought it was allowed now. I was wrong). My mind was really set up on visiting Ko Phi PhiWhat is the alternative? I want to visit a magical island with beautiful scenary, culture, nice people and some nightlife as well. I will be traveling alone. Indonesia? Malaysia? Can I find something similar to Thailand in these places? Your responses are greatly apprec ...

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Guesthouse reviews: Gili Trawagan

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/10/2009 at 11:19

Given we don't cover Indonesia on Travelfish at the moment, following a request from Travelfisher busylizzy I'm setting up a few threads in the Indonesia section of the messageboard broken out into islands -- so one for Nusa Penida, another for Nusa Lembongan and so on. The idea is to provide a clearing house for traveller recommendations for places to stay while we umm and ahh about if we really want to research 17,000 islands or not! A few suggestions and one rule: a) The more contact deta ...

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Lombok to Flores

Posted by emma066 on 9/11/2009 at 21:40

Hi there, can anyone tell me how to get from Lombok to Flores by boat, how long does it take? Conditions? Cost? Thank you! ...

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Mosquitos in indo/Bali

Posted by christay2009 on 3/11/2009 at 16:46

My first night in Bali was okay, you can't judge anywhere that well on one night (unless it's at either extreme-amazing/terrible). However, I have managed to count more than 30 mosquito bites all over me including my fingers, back, legs, feet, eyebrow, stomach, neck, armpit... Essentially everywhere I was wearing repellant during the evening ad slept under a net. I am not sure I can take another ravaging of this kind. It does seem like there are loads of the buggers around. Anyone else ...

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North Sulawesi

Posted by swag on 6/6/2009 at 06:00

Hi all a general question for anyone that might have travelled to this part of s.e. asia. I am looking to spend a week near Manado to do some diving at the famed Bunaken island and area. Would love to hear from anyone that has had experiences e.g accommodation dive resorts food drinks etc and how you generally found the spot ...

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Guesthouse reviews: Nusa Lembongan

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/10/2009 at 11:18

Given we don't cover Indonesia on Travelfish at the moment, following a request from Travelfisher busylizzy I'm setting up a few threads in the Indonesia section of the messageboard broken out into islands -- so one for Nusa Penida, another for Nusa Lembongan and so on. The idea is to provide a clearing house for traveller recommendations for places to stay while we umm and ahh about if we really want to research 17,000 islands or not! A few suggestions and one rule: a) The more contact deta ...

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Baggage "handlers" in Bali

Posted by furneburner on 28/10/2009 at 18:54

Hi all, Never been to Bali before (going in Jan)and have heard numerous stories about locals taking your luggage while you are waiting to get your visa then charging extortionate amounts for it. Heard someone at work the other day say one demanded $20AUD! Whats the situation? How is it best to avoid it without any conflict? Sorry if i sound like a noob but that would be a situation that would really get me annoyed and probably end up with me telling them where to go...which i don't t ...

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Where first? Arriving in Bali

Posted by christay2009 on 1/11/2009 at 08:53

I arrive in Bali tomorrow from KL with no idea where to go? Kuta, I guess, would be the obv. First choice but I was thinking I might prefr to shoot up to ubud first and leave kuta untill the last few days before my return flight. I don't really have a plan of action which worries me slightly! Any help would be great ...

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Guesthouse reviews: Nusa Penida

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/10/2009 at 11:17

Given we don't cover Indonesia on Travelfish at the moment, following a request from Travelfisher busylizzy I'm setting up a few threads in the Indonesia section of the messageboard broken out into islands -- so one (this one) for Nusa Penida, another for Nusa Lembongan and so on. The idea is to provide a clearing house for traveller recommendations for places to stay while we umm and ahh about if we really want to research 17,000 islands or not! A few suggestions and one rule: a) The more c ...

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HELP. SUMATRA - Looking for Oscar Navarro Costa

Posted by miQuel on 6/10/2009 at 17:49

Hi all.. This is a copy-paste of a message from others travelers forums. 'I guy I met whilst travelling was in Sumatra during the earthquake. His mother has been e-mailing me if I know what happened to him, but seeing that I'm in Malaysia now I have no clue. She's worried sick about him. The last time I spoke to him he said he would be surfing somewhere in Sumatra. I have no idea where though. I'm sure he's fine but I was wondering if anyone has met Spanish Oscar (34 years) since the ear ...

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Bali & Thailand general questions

Posted by mitchell456 on 1/10/2009 at 21:56

Hi everyone Im off to Thailand & Bali in about 10 days. I have a few basic questions. I have read loads on the forum pages so forgive mr if I am overlapping something previously stated.. Here 'tis: 1. water - aquatabs, iodine or boil it? (I have heard about the huge land-fill issue caused by plastic bottles there) 2. rainjacket or umbrella or just get wet (oct & nov 09) 3. take or not take malaria tablets? 4. does Lomotil work well if I get a belly bug? 5. does Air Asia on ...

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Noordin Top confirmed dead

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/9/2009 at 19:11

Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, Noordin Mohammad Top, was killed in a police shoot-out in Central Java, police said on Thursday. You can read more in the NYTimes story here. It seems unlike the rumoured death a while back, this time they actually got him. Unfortunately as Sidney Jones of ICG says, it is far from over: "It's a major success for the police but it doesn't mean, unfortunately, that the problem of terrorism is over. It's still unclear how many people were in N ...

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Bali, Borneo, or elsewhere in December...?

Posted by firsttimer on 9/9/2009 at 02:33

Hiya I'm just planning a 3 month trip starting in mid October and have come a bit unstuck! This is my first time travelling along so would appreciate any help. I plan to fly to Bangkok, have 10 days on the islands (east or west depending on the weather...?!) then am taking a 30 day tour of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos with Gapadventures. I then have 2 weeks from the end of November before flying to Cairns, and don't know what to do with them!! I really want to go to Bali/Lombok/Komodo/Flores ...

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