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I will be travelling alone from August 19 to September 2nd (after 2 weeks in Bali and Gilli August 5-18) and would like to meet people on the way or join a group. I am thinking of going to Sulawesi (Makassar to Palu) or Flores/Komodo (Labuanbajo to Maumere/Lembata).
I am interested in hiking, cycling, snorkelling,ecc.
Anybody around? Any recommendations? Thank you!
Greetings, Ursula Van der Herten (Belgium/Barcelona)
I travel alone and i ll go to bali this monday. So if u want join me, send me a message!
We just give you about an information regarding annually event in Mount Bromo. Its called Kasada Event that will be held on 3-4 of August 2012. The ceremony of locally Hindu residents (Tengger Residents) would begin at 10 pm and then it would continue to Hindu Temple nearby of Mount Bromo until morning on the next day. So make sure you'll be there.
Our tips, you just attempt to be more careful from the uncomfortable services by locally transport, travel agents and it could be local residents, ect.
Good luck and take care.
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I am planning to go with my fiancee to Bali/Lombok in August. One of our desired destinations are the Southern Gilis (e.g. Gili Asahan). We only have a doubt. Is there a nice reef to snorkel? Any other advice?
Many thanks in advance!!
My fiancé and I are thinking about going to Bali for our honeymoon next August but I'm not sure where to start! We hope to go for 2 weeks and will fly from the UK. We don't really want a clubbing scene and would like a mixture of beach, pool and culture. Hoping that accommodation and flights/transfers will be no more than £3-4,000 - is this about right? I hear food and trips aren't too expensive so budget about £80 a day between us. Any advice would be much appreciated!
first time travelling, and im flying into denpasar at 2am. just wondering if anyone had any good recommendations of cheap decent accommodation nearby so i can get a decent sleep when i get in.
cheers in advance
I would like to give my personal opinion on the 3nights/2days tour to Mount Bromo and Ijen. My experience was terrible so I thought I should share it.
I booked the tour at my hotel in Jogyakarta. They just did the phone call, the agency was Nomad, although I guess all the other agencies are offering the same. On the first day the bus picked us up at 7:30 AM and we drove in a pretty uncomfortable bus for 13hours... Which was nerve wrecking and absolutely tiring as you may guess..! After changing the bus at Probolinggo, We arrived in Bromo at night -so cold- and we stayed at Bromo Pemari, which was better than I expected. The food was quite good and the bed was comfortable. We had to wake up at 3:30h, get inside a Jeep for another hour and then we were up in the volcano's view point. One hour later, inside the jeep again and down to see the crater of another volcano. There you had to... more »
Hello all, I'm planning on staying in Yogyakarta for about 3 months. Anyone have any good recommendations for reasonably priced places to stay (~$300/month)?
I'm Giuseppe from Italy, and I'll be in Sumba on the next 14th of August, with my girlfriend and a couple of friends.
We'd like to spend a couple of nights in Tarimbang but we can't manage to reach Marthens Homestay: we found two phone numbers but they seem not to work...Could anyone help us, please?
Thank you very much
we are planning a trip to Indonesia in October, where we will spend 3-4 days on West Timor and then 3-4 days on Alor Islands before heading back West to Lomben, Flores and then Jakarta.
While we know the general suggestions about highlights of both locations, I would be grateful for any further hints - how to organize our time on West Timor and Alor. Our priorities are encountering the 'local life' (whatever it means), seeing some nature, remote places etc. We are neither divers nor surfers, so these two activities are - unfortunately - excluded.
Should we just hire a guide and get something organized for us, or can we do things on our own, using local transport? Any recommended guides if the former is a better idea? And what about the accommodation there? I've read about La Petite Kepa, but are there any comparable spots somewhere?
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I am planning our trip in Lombok in October this year. I have already made contact with one driver guide which seems to be quite competent. Now the time has come to discuss the rate and I would therefore like to have an idea of the tariff I could negotiate for a five full day trip including one day to the Gili islands (meals and accommodation excluded, of course).
Can anyone help me, please ?
Thanks a lot in advance
Hi there Indonesia lovers,
I’m having a hard time deciding which areas to visit on my first trip to Indonesia. All islands are amazing and so different. The more I read about it, the less I know what to choose… Facts: arriving in Jakarta 8th of september, leaving 4 weeks later from Jakarta (4th of october). Loving trekking, nature, remote villages, spotting animals, a nice beach, snorkeling, … I'm 30, will be travelling with my boyfriend. Both of us travelled in other parts of Asia before, but never been to Indonesia.
I narrowed it down to some combinations including Flores, Alor, South Sulawesi, Bali and East-Java. Impossible to combine all places in 4 weeks I came up with these 3 itinaries:
A) Flight Jakarta-Flores (Maumere): 8-20 sept: Flores: travelling West to East
Flight Lubanbajo- Denpassar: 21-28 sept: Bali
cross to East-Java (29 sept-3oct) and fly back to Ja... more »
I will be traveling to Java and Bali in two weeks and I am wondering if a trip up the Merapi volcano is tough and worth it.
I have heard stories about climbing through loose volcanic sand which makes the climb really hard. You take one step and sink back for about 3/4 of that step. Is the climb really hard? Also, the descent seems to be difficult. My physical condition is ok, but not perfect at all... Any advice or experiences to share?
Also, I have read that a small emission of ash occurred at Merapi volcano in July and that climbers are advised to stay away from the summit. What does this mean if I do decide to climb the volcano? Can I only go halfway?
Thanks for your help!
I will be in Bali for 5 days, sometime in late September, was wondering what will be the most strategic location to setup my base there, so that I can independently check out the interesting places in North, Central and Bukit peninsula, on my own by some public transport. Unfortunately, I do not posses a Driver's license (Domestic or International), so I guess I have to depend on the Bemos and Ojeks. My budget is around Rp 100,000 and I plan to eat mostly out of the local warungs.
Thanks a lot of your valued suggestions.
Anyone going to Togean islands from Rantepao in the next days? I'm looking for 2 or 3 persons to rent a car and share expenses, so it is 2.000.000 rp to go there by car.
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