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Hello

We've been in Bali for over a week now and seen a few trans Sarbagita bus stops but no buses. Can anyone say if they are still active? We want to get one from Sanur to Jimbaran.

Any info much appreciated.
Thanks

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Hi,

I have a 60 day tourist visa that needs to be extended in about 2 weeks. I arrive in Makassar tomorrow and plan to spend the whole month of September on Sulawesi. But I don't want to extend in Makassar as I'll be throwing away too many days as it's far too early. Is there any convenient city/town in Central Sulawesi where I can get an extension? I assume this extension is always 30 instead of 60 days, right?

Tnx!

drftr

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Hi,

We are going to indonesia from dec 13 to jan 7 and were thinking about going to the Maluku area because we read that it is the dry season there. We want to do a lot of snorkeling and a bit of diving. We were thinking of going to the banda islands but I am now reading that it is not good for diving due to low visibility due to the winds that coming in dec-jan and that getting there can be difficult due to cancelations during this season. Does anyone have suggests on other areas to go that…

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Would love anyone's input on this connection time. I arrive JKT from China at 12:05PM - need to catch a Batik Air flt by 14:30 (2:30 PM).

Will that provide me enough time to go thru customs - and catch a domestic connection (approx 2 hrs)? In the USA, you would need to go thru security and be screened again before catching a domestic flt.

Anyone have this experience in CGK/JKT or know what their policy is?

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Tourist map of Yogyakarta

It'll be very useful when you travel in Yogyakarta

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Some photos of a recent month trip to Indonesia - link below. Annotated and geotagged (so they appear on Flickr map) , so may be useful if intending a visit.
Highlights
Papua - culturally fascinating - charming people - don't expect luxury living.
Flores - sheer beauty - interesting cultures
Bali - not all beaches, surfing etc. Fascinating historic sites, some seeing no tourists.
Java, just the very East and Jakarta. Bromo and Injen volcanoes awesome. So too Borobodur etc, but heavily touristed…

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Let's try this again: I was planning a trip to Indonesia in February and this year ended up being pretty intense and I had to postpone my travel plans, so now I'm looking to go to Bali only for 2-3 weeks in late November, early December (between Thanksgiving and Christmas). I'm looking for hiking, culture, beach time. My wish list so far is:

Kuta - surfing
Ulu Watu - surfing
Ubud - batik course
Benoa harbour - sailing (do you recommend this here?)
Gunung Agung - hike

I'm traveling solo, mid-30's…

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Hello everyone,

I'm looking into a trip to Bali/Lombok in the second half of February for 2 or 3 weeks to celebrate my big 3-0 birthday! I love diving, temples/culture, hotsprings and relaxing on beaches. My thoughts so far was something like:

Fly into Bali
Up to Ubud for a couple nights then over to the beach for diving
Ferry to Lombok to summit Mt Rijani
Few days in Gili Islands to relax before boat back to Bali and then depart

  1. Are there any important amazing temples along this route?
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Hello,
I'll be traveling to Indonesia for the first time from October 15 (arrive evening)-31 (leave at night) in and out of Jakarta.
I'd really like to do highlights of Java + Flores (including Rinca and/or Komodo).
I'm not sure if it's feasible/desirable to get from Labuan Bajo to Maumere with stops for some villages near Bajawa and Kelimutu in 4/5 days. I know flying is also an option and would possible be more economical as I've seen flights for $135 but then that's missing a good deal of…

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I posted yesterday but have since been told (by my gf!) that I had gotten our priorities all wrong ;) So here goes a take two...We are a couple in our late 20’s, looking for a very relaxing and romantic 10-day beach holiday in Bali. We are not as bothered about seeing cultural sights or rocking nightlife as we will be arriving to Bali following two hectic weeks in Japan, but at least some of this would be nice.

Which of the Gili islands is the best for romantic and tranquil beaches, cosy meals…