Asia - South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula
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Hi Aceh experts!
I'll be visiting the province of Aceh in Feb-March, and am thinking about doing a solo loop by rental motorbike (110cc) from Banda Aceh.
Looking at the map http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/aceh/map/aceh_tourism_map.html , it seems the loop Banda Aceh - Meulaboh - Takengon - Beutong - Tongse and back to BA would be perfect for a motorbike loop in Aceh nature (1 week to 10 days), how practical is that? How is the road and conditions in feb-march? And accomodation/petrol/safety conditions between Meulaboh and Takengon and around Tongse? My Bahasa Indonesia is basic but OK, and am used to driving bikes.
Thanks in advance for experienced comments!
Soon I'll be making a round trip in South-East Asia, and one of the countries I'm planning to visit is Indonesia.
My plan is to travel from Jakarta to Yogyakarta and then finally to Bali, but I am open for stops in other places along the way there too.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can travel? I'm pretty much open for anything, perhaps especially night busses since it would save me some time;)
Thanks in advance for your help! :)
We are three people headed to Bali at the end of April. One of us has Cerebral Palsy and needs assistance when walking (he wears a caliper and his walking is quite laboured - especially when he is tired; he also falls easily on uneven surfaces). He doesn't use a wheelchair. We are flying with Virgin to and from Perth. We have requested assistance from Virgin at the airport in Bali - do you think we are likely to get any? I am wondering if we should just get a wheelchair and take it with us to use the airport. His doctor would be more than happy to sign a declaration to say he would need one.
By the way, we don't plan on doing much once in Bali - mainly sleeping, swimming at the hotel pool, eating and drinking, and will go everywhere by taxi. I think wheelchairs are not that easy to use on the streets of Bali.
Thanks for any feedback.
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We plan to stay in Singapore for 3 nights in March with 2 adults and 2 children (3+6).
Can anyone recommend some good hotel or other accommodation.
We are looking for something in Little India, rather central then far outside.
We are a family of 5 people who will travel thought south est asia next summer, can you recommend us a hostel to spend there 3 o 4 for days. We would rather choose a family room than double bed rooms.
I need your help.......
My husband is an airline employee and we are planning to visit Malaysia on standy return tickets offered by the airline he works for.
I am Moroccan and I do not require a visa to enter Malaysia, however, it seems that I need to have confirmed outbound or onwards tickets. I am worried about this as I am planning to enter and leave the country on a standby ticket which as far as I know is not a confirmed ticket.
Any advice about what I should do?
I will be flying from 20th-30th of March. Will it work if I buy a one way ticket to Indonesia with date 25th of April for example? Then I will have a confirmed onward flight but will I still be able to use my return flight on the 30th of March?.
Many thanks for your advice!
Hi, we are planning on visiting Borneo in April for 14 days. Is it easy enough to get around or would you advise booking a package from the uk? We would like to see wile orangutans, do some hiking to see other wild life and then have a couple of days beach time before returning home. Any ideas for our trip would be gratefully received.
Hello fellow travellers,
My boyfriend and I have been travelling in Asia for the last 2.5 months, as part of a 5 months leave. After visiting Nepal, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, we would like to visit either Indonesia or Philippines in February and March. We have 5 to 6 weeks in total, so a combination of both (but focusing on a few islands) is also possible.
We have never been to either of both and we are hesitating where to go. The weather is an issue, since it will be rainy season in Indonesia, but dry season in Philippines, if I am not mistaken. Do you think that this can be a problem for travelling in Indonesia?
We are interested in different cultures, nature, beaches, but not so much into nightlife. If we go to Indonesia, we would like to go to the East: either Sulawesi, Flores, Komodo, Gili Islands, Lombok or Bali, or a combination of some of them. If Philippines, we wo... more »
I am planning to go to Borneo in the beginning of June 2012. Is there a monsoon during this period? I will be flying from Singapore. I have a few entry to make, it can be Kuching or KK. Which one would you recommend? I would like to have an insight of borneo since it is pretty interesting to me. There are so many things to do.Would2- 3 weeks be enough?
so i was planning on going backpacking in asia. I am going to be spending at least 6 months there and going everywhere in south-east asia, shanghai, hongkong and try to end the trip in south korea. My question now is, where should i start my trip? Would it be easiest to start of in bangkok and make my way through the rest of mainland SE asia and then to the islands.
I would love to hear everyones suggestions and advice.
I am starting an Asia-trip soon in Bangkok and for instance, I will be in Borneo in april. I want to do some trekkings there so I'm looking for light canvas trekking/hiking shoes with a good sole (rubber) with enough grooves...
Does anyone know where I can buy good trekking shoes? (And they need to be a bigger size than the normal Asian sizes :-)
I could buy them aswell in Bangkok if they have them there.
Better would be ofcourse to find some shoes in Borneo but I don't want to risk not having them...
Thanks a lot!
Ahoy hoy! I am traveling to Malaysia from January 21st-February 5th. I have the first half of my book tripped, but I have a big hole for the second half!
I really want to travel to Mulu to go caving for 4-5 days (cost ~$200-300), but the cost skyrockets for a solo traveler. I would really like to find someone who is fit and willing to go caving for 4-5 days sometime between January 29-February 4, 2012. Even if you aren't fit but have a hellacious tenacity for caving, that would be fine, too!
Once in a lifetime experience! Let's do it!
Your friend, Jim!
planned to spend 6days in Bohol
wanna go these places, Panglao Island, Balicasag Island and Pamilacan Island
but i don't know how can i go to these places from Tagbilaran City, is there anyone who knows?
how much is the trasportation fare?
are there cheap rooms?
any info will appreciate!
i m planning to go to cebu for a week and checking on line i found this:
Passengers travelling as tourists
Must have their return flight confirmed (not more than 1 (one) month), and must have an invitation letter/affidavit of support from a sponsor that is dry sealed and duly authenticated by the Philippine Consulate office in a foreign country (original copy).
do i really need an invitation letter if i go as a tourist for a week to the sea?
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