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    • Jakarta to Bali on November 23 to December 3, 2015

      Bali Sep 27, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      Hi Everyone! Will be traveling alone from Jakarta to Bali. I'm looking forward to meet other backpackers and new friends


      Bali Oct 1, 2015 at 8:19 AM

      looking for recommendation for accommodation for ubud.

      Any thoughts on The Lokha Ubud ?

    • VOA extension or Tourist Visa??? (Repost - not sure if first post went through)

      Bali Oct 3, 2015 at 3:50 AM

      Hey guys,

      Myself and a friend are heading to Bali at the end of this month, with the plan to stay there for around 60 days (until around xmas time). But I have still yet to decide whether to get a Tourist Visa beforehand or get our VOAs extended while we are out there. In regards to the VOA extension, do you have to leave and come back into Indonesia (and fly to say Singapore and back) or can you get the extension done without leaving Bali? Also as an additional note, I went to Bali by myself earlier this summer and got a VOA, but didn't get it extended, and left on time (I was there for 29 days). Also we both don't live far from the Indonesian Consulate in London where we would go to get our Tourist Visas.

      So yes if you guys are able to help and give clarity around what you feel is the best option to go for the VOA extension or the tourist visa , such input will be greatly appreciated!

      Many thanks,


    • Car and guide driver Tanah Toraja

      South Sulawesi Province Sep 11, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      what / who can you recommend for a private driver from Makassar to Tanah Toraja and a guide in Tanah Toraja?

    • Where to Stay- Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud

      Bali Sep 29, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      we are planning a trip in Feb 2016. Bring a six month old. Cannot decide where to stay - Sanur, Nusa Dua or Ubud?

      We would like to see a mix of everything - The beach and the land.

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      Off to Bali soon!!

      Bali Sep 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      Looking to go to Seminyak in Bali in Nov 2015, have not done much research yet, I was looking to wing it when we get there actually. Any recommendations, do's and don't s, must see or must stay away, tips and tricks, general advice???

      Anything at all really, we are quite a laid back couple who love shopping, partying, beaches, exploring, great food and chillin out.

      Many thanks in advance

    • On a budget

      Lombok Sep 15, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      I'll be going on a holiday by the end of October for 3 days.
      Any advice on how to travel around? Which is better, by renting a car or just take a taxi?
      Whats the budget for all (excluding hotel & flight)?

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      Accomodation Java, Jakarta, Bali

      Indonesia Sep 8, 2015 at 5:40 AM

      I'm planning a backpacking trip to Indonesia with my friend. I'm wondering how hostels measure up when it comes to security, hygine and friendliness. We are looking into Bali, Java and Jakarta. Anyone want to share experiences, tips?

    • need help on solo

      by Chelseafishingkaki Online Now Dec 2, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      need to know on the above mention place to stay near nightlife

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2014 at 10:29 PM
    • joglosemar bus to semarang

      by musaphir Online Now Nov 22, 2014 at 4:52 PM

      I have not been able to glean much information from their website about the travel time to semarang and the tariffs.
      appreciate if any member who has ridden with them can help.

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2014 at 7:06 PM
    • Yogyakarta to Solo

      by Irenetml Online Now Sep 17, 2012 at 7:51 AM

      Hi, do you have the latest train schedules from Yogya to Solo and Solo to Yogya? Should we stop at Purwosari or Balapan Station if i would like to go to Slamet Riyadi? Any idea what is the train cost? Appreciate your advice.

      2 Answers Sep 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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      Solo to Bromo (Cemoro Lawang)

      by FranckT Online Now Jul 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM


      I have heard about a direct mini-bus from Solo to Cemoro Lawang. Does it sound possible ? Is there a way to get more information about it ?
      I found a cheap flight from Yogyakarta to Surubaya : can it be a good alternative ?

      Otherwise, would you know if the Solo area (including Candi Sukuh) can be visited as a day trip from Yogyakarta ?

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2012 at 2:27 AM
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      Solo - Yogya - Solo and everything in between

      by ryokosy Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 8:24 AM

      Dear fellow VT friend,

      I am planning a trip to Solo - Yogya for 5d4n, my flight is to Solo (return) and would like some idea how to plan the trip...

      I am planning to go to Borobudur, Prambanan, Mount Agung, Dieng Plateau but other than that I am abit clueless on other places of interest...

      Would welcome any suggestion on the logistic, transport and accomodations? Please also advise the price for hiring a car with driver (there is only 2 of us).. hope to hear your all of you.

      thank you in advance.

      cheers... sy

      6 Answers Oct 8, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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      Solo -> Gedong Sango -> Dieng Plateau -> Jogya

      by marcus_gsh Online Now Nov 2, 2010 at 7:11 AM


      As everyone knows, Mt Merapi is erupting.
      Air Asia even cancel flights to Solo and Jogya today.

      I will arrive 12 Nov at Solo and back 17 Nov from Jogya.
      If situation fine, is there any tourism activity allowed?
      Is Solo and Jogya situation very bad now? and hotels close these days?

      How about Gedong Sango and Dieng, are they impacted by the volcano ashes?
      Please help to descript the condition/situation.

      your advices are truely appreciated!!! Thanks

      4 Answers Nov 2, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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      Transportation and other trips advices needed from VT, please!!!

      by marcus_gsh Online Now Oct 11, 2010 at 4:27 AM

      I will arrived in Solo around 9am.
      Plan to visit Candi Ceto, Sukuh and Mangkunegaran by rented bike. Possible?
      After that, is there any transport from Solo to Gedong Songo?

      2nd day, finish visit Gedong Songo, then depart to Dieng Plateau.
      After Dieng Plateau, then goto Jogya to check in hotel.
      Any transport from Dieng Plateau to Gedong Songo?

      The rest of the days will go around Jogya such as Prambanan and Borobudur.

      Urgently need advices from all. Please!!! Thanks!!!


      6 Answers Oct 24, 2010 at 6:06 PM
    • solo to ketapang

      by amy. Online Now Jul 26, 2010 at 8:45 AM

      Hi, i need to get from solo to ketapang. I want to stay in solo and then go to bali after that. I believe i need to get the ferry across from ketapang. Any help would be great, thanks :)

      6 Answers Jul 28, 2010 at 6:43 AM
    • Solo -> Ketep Pass -> Borobudur -> Gedung Songo -> Jogja -> Parambanan -> Solo -> Sukuh & Ceto

      by Seanpai Online Now Nov 4, 2008 at 11:23 PM


      Need some advice. Am planning to spend 3 nights & 4 days in Central Java. Following is the plan:

      Day 1- Arrive in Solo. See sights around Solo & go to Ketep Pass in the afternoon to see Merapi & other volcanoes. Proceed to Borobudur. Stay at Manohara Hotel

      Day 2- See Borobudur & other two temples (Mendut & Pawon) and proceed to Dieng Plateau mid morning. See Gedung Songo temples & leave for Jogja in the evening.
      Stay at one of the hotels in Jogja.

      Day 3- See Jogja & Parambanan temple in the morning. Go to Solo & see Candi Ceto & Candi Sukuh in the afternoon. Stay in one of the hotels in Solo

      Day 4- See palaces in Solo & return.

      I'm planning to hire a car for the 4 days. Is this itinerary do-able? I'm not too sure of the distance between Borobudur & Gedung Songo temples (can this be covered in 8 hours)? Any advice or recommendation would help. Cheers.

      4 Answers Nov 20, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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      Solo --> Yogyakarta --> Bromo --> Bali

      by SeLLDoGeYe Online Now Jul 15, 2008 at 9:30 AM

      Hi, please check my itinery and tell me if it is possible or not. Thank you.

      1st Day:
      Morning: Arrive at Solo Airport, Triwindu Flea Market, Klewer Market
      Afternoon: Prambanan (Ramayana Ballet)
      Overnight in Solo/Yogyakarta

      2nd Day:
      Morning: Yogyakarta (Kraton, Kota Gede, etc)
      Afternoon: Check in Manohara Hotel

      3rd Day:
      Morning: Sunrise at Borobudur
      Afternoon: Proceed to Bromo

      4th Day:
      Morning: Bromo
      Afternoon: Surabaya --> Bali

      1. How can I know if there is Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan on the day I arrive? Most probably be Wednesday.
      2. For the 1st day, should I stay overnight in Solo or Jogja?
      3. Besides Kraton and Kota Gede, any other interesting places in Jogja?
      4. Is it possible for me to make a trip to Keliurang on the 2nd day before I check in Manohara?
      5. I need a tour for Bromo. Any recommendation?
      6. I will go to Bali by air. Which airline is the safest?

      Thanks a lot! :)

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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      Solo --> Yogyakarta --> Malang --> Bromo --> Ijen --> Bali

      by SeLLDoGeYe Online Now Jul 15, 2008 at 6:35 AM

      Hi! Is this arrangement possible? Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 19, 2015 at 10:22 PM
    • room avalaible in istana griya

      by nathaliecastel Online Now Dec 15, 2007 at 8:59 PM

      We are loooking for 2 rooms available on the 29 of december at the Istana griya in solo and for a transport from solo airport to solo and then from solo to Yogyakarta to end in Bali around the 5 january

      3 Answers Dec 16, 2007 at 12:00 AM
    • From Solo to Jogja

      by feibeesi Online Now Dec 18, 2005 at 7:43 PM

      Hi all,

      I plan to visit Borobudur and the surrounding temples in Feb'06 and plan to use Jogja as my base. Have already got complimentary Air Asia tickets to touch down at Solo airport. Heard that Jogja is about 60km from Solo. Is there a direct taxi service from Solo airport to city centre of Jogja?

      Accomodation should be around Jln. Malioboro. Would it be difficult to hire a driver and car for sightseeing purposes? What is the going rate for a day's rental?

      Many thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Apr 27, 2006 at 9:28 AM
    • Solo

      by karen2003 Online Now Apr 25, 2003 at 12:44 AM

      Where is Solo and what's its Chinese name?

      2 Answers Apr 25, 2003 at 2:36 AM