Asia - South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula
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i'll be up in the north in may and spending a night in banaue, 2 in batad and 2 in segada.
got a domestic flight at 10am from manilla at the end.
should i rely on getting 7pm overnight bus from banaue the night before to manilla,
or get day bus via baguio and spend the night in manilla before the flight?
I am studying Bahasa Indonesia and wonder if anyone can suggest a good iPhone app. I tried World Nomads, and, well, at least it was free. But I am looking for something like a Bahasa flashcards app.
My partner and I plan to visit Bali for 10-12 days at the end of May.
Can you recommend how our time will be best spent there and are we better having a base and travelling around or is it better to plan a route to travel as my friend recommended staying on the islands also.
I was wondering whether it would be possible to travel to Malaysian Borneo in december. Here on the lonely planet site it only says that this will be one of the months when it's most likely to rain, but that doesn't necessarily mean that traveling is not possible or adviced against, does it?
We would be flying to KL and then to Borneo.
What do you think, would you advice against going i december?
Also, I'd be really thankful if anyone could direct me to a travel blog about Malaysian Borneo with lots of pictures
thanks in advance
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Apparently the staff -or at least some of the staff- of Meru Betiri National Park in Java believe that a handful of tigers still prowl the interior of the jungle of their park -probably a relic population at best, if they are there. Footprints were supposedly found in the late 1990s, though tigers were declared extinct in Java in the 1980s. Has anyone ever been to this park and if so, can you comment on it? Beautiful? Good trekking? Hard to get to? Animal sightings? Here is a link to the story:
is there any place or area in KL much like there is in Bangkok with the Khoa San area where I can just turn up and find a cheap place to crash...Google doesn't provide any consensus, so over to the experts,
I just arrived in Lembongan coming from the Gilis, and all of the passengers suffered from a near death experience. At one point, people truly believed the boat was going to sink.
The damn Lombok straight is pretty wild. Fortunately (or so I thought) we got Super Scoot, one of the best fast boats, and they were pretty professional (except for the bit when a girl from the crew said "don't worry, I believe we are going to make it").
My problem now is: I have a flight in a couple of days, and the waves are going to get big. Today I see a 2 metre swell (in windguru and magic seaweed) and 3-4 metres from tomorrow onwards.
I know crossing to Bali from Lembongan is a lot easier than crossing the Lombok straight, but do you guys think it's a safe trip going tomorrow? Is there a safer way of getting to Bali from Lembongan?
I don't want to do another "death experience" trip s... more »
Få ord på filipinsk. Oo betyder ja. Salamat betyder tak. Ludere er alle vegne og fuldt ud acceptable. Kessler er mange og kristne. Malin kan fanges i Fillipinerne. Manila henviser jeg til Mortenakoblog.blogspot.com
Hello all. We are going to south east Asia for just over 2 weeks. Can you have a look at the following itinerary and let me know what you think:
29/9 - arrive in HK
30/9 - HK
1/10 - HK - fly to Kota kinabulu in the evening
2-4/10- trek up Kota kinabulu - tour already booked
5/10 - fly to KL am
7/10 - KL - midday flight to Tioman Island
8/10 - tioman island
9/10 - tioman island
10/10 - am flight to SIN
11/10 - sin
12/10 - sin
13/10 - sin
14/10 - am flight back home
Our main concern was time spent in Singapore. Is it too long. Can we go on a day trip somewhere else from our itinerary. 4 nights seems like quite alot!
I'm planing my Sumatra trip and would therefore like to know if it's worth heading to Tangkahan and how much riding and washing the elephants is. I don't want to go there if I can't afford paying for it.
We are planning a trip to Indonesia in June and need some advice as we are stuck and we want to book our tickets soon as the prices are getting higher... Would be very grateful for your comments! I've highlighted our questions, that's maybe easier to read :)!
We are starting in Bali for at least 2 weeks, might be even 3 weeks, of working. We have the weekends off and I guess a few days. As we've heard Bali is so touristic we think we can see quite a lot of the non-touristic Bali within the 2/3 weeks. We will probably rent a moto or something so after work and in the weekends we can make trips. If anyone have suggestions for cheap accomodation, for a longer stay, please let us know! We are easy...
After that we want to take the public ferry from Bali to Lombok, stay there for 3/4 days and then we will go to the Gili's for another 3 days. *We want to do all the tra... more »
Hello, I would like to travel to Sumatra. I have been to SEA many times before, but I never made it to Indonesia.
Can you give me some advice on Sumatra?
1) Which are your favourite areas?
2) What are the cultural highlights?
3) Which areas are most touristy ones?
Hello, I am looking for business partner in Nepal for Nepal Wildlife Resort.Please visit www dot nepalwildlife dot net
I am taking 11 high school students on a two week trip to Borneo and Singapore. We are scheduled to hike in Mulu National Park and hike the Pinnacles. Is exploring Camp 5 a wonderful adventure (looking for suggestions if we do this) or should I encourage the group to attempt the original plan to reach the top? One or two of the students are not very athletic. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks. We will be there at the end of March-soon!
Okay, my last post on Bali, while you are there, if you have never tried surfing, it is an ideal place to learn, with really good instructors, the right waves for beginners (at least on some beaches)
Wipe-out on Kuta Beach- Balinese surfing
I highly suggest if you have a sense of adventure and are at all interested, you go take a class and catch some waves :)
Hope you enjoy my wipe-outs. Cheers
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