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    • North Sumatra

      North Sumatra Province Jul 13, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      I am planning a trip with my 16 yr old son, and have been invited to teach English in North Sumatra. I am wondering if you would advise this trip, as to safety? Pleaseee help me with any advice you have!

      Kindly,
      Colleen

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    • Transport around North Sumatra?

      North Sumatra Province Jul 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

      Hi, we're planning on visiting Ketambe for a 4 day jungle trek, and from there go to Pulau Banyak Islands- what is the best way/method to get to Singkil to get the ferry please? And time for this trip?

      After few days on the island we would then like to go to lake toba for a couple of days then on to Barastagi before going back to Medan - is this the best route to do? Time required from Singtel to lake toba? And cost?

      Thanks

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    • Bali with kids at christmas

      Bali Jul 18, 2015 at 4:36 PM

      Hi, just after advice on where is a good place to go for 2 weeks at Christmas wih a 2.5 year old. We know the weather will be wet? But how wet and should that put us off? Was thinking Ubud but hen heard Lombok is also good with kids.

      For those that have traveled with toddlers, how did you get around, did you worry about car Sears? What are good locations?

      Is there anywhere that is off the tourist path that might be quieter?

      Any advice appreciated.

      Thanks
      Meals

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      Visas, payments and money exchange

      Bali Yesterday

      Hi hoping for some up to date advice...

      1) Am I correct that since June 2015 the visa-free policy is granted to foreign nationals of 30 additional countries and this now includes the UK so we will not now need to pay the US 35 dollar entry visa fee?

      2) Is there a charge for departing the country as I have also read that the departure tax should be included in flight price. I'm getting confused reading advice to other people, on different forums on other sites. Any up to date advice would be great.

      3) I know it is best to change to IDR there so would you take GBP travellers cheques or cash?

      Thanks JB

       

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    • Two weeks in Bali 11 - 25 July, single traveller.

      Bali Jul 5, 2015 at 7:03 PM

      Hello all - I hope you can help me.

      I've recently retired (with my wife still working) and she's given me the OK to head off to Bali and take advantage of a bargain airfare (only just booked today) and to escape the chill of the Melbourne winter (were both heading the Thailand and UK in September so she's not missing out).

      I would love it if someone could give some ideas on where to go, how to get there and where stay over the two week period. I'm quite happy to stay in a quite few places, or use just a couple as a base to explore.

      We've been to Bali a couple of times for "vegging out" type holidays and stayed in Tanjung Benoa & Sanur - so you'll gather that we're not really into the party / bar scene of Kuta and similar places.

      I'm treating this as a bit of an adventure to do things fairly simply and relatively cheaply (i.e. I'm not bothered about 4 star hotels) and am quite happy to try out homestays / Airbnb type accommodation. The only real criteria being quiet, clean & comfortable with food provided or nearby.

      I arrive fairly late on Saturday evening so though I might spend a couple of nights in Sanure as it is fairly close to the airport and I know the area.

      Thanks for any help - although I accept it is on short notice.

       

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      day trip to Gili's or.....

      Lombok Jul 23, 2015 at 11:06 AM

      wondering if day trips are enough to experience the Gili islands or should be spend a few nights and on what island? Gili T?
      the plan is the spend 3 nights Bali, 6 nights Lombok, 3 nights Gili T.... and can we leave from Gili T to DPS in one trip? flight leaves at 4pm international ... or should we get an airport hotel for the night before??
      Thanks alot
      M

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    • Expected souvenirs

      Indonesia Jul 20, 2015 at 1:14 AM

      Hi, just wanna know what souvenirs do you happy to received from a friend from Indonesia? look forward to your replies. Cheers :)

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    • we still confuse which is comfortable , Hire a Private Driver or Take a taxi meter ?

      Bali Jul 10, 2015 at 3:09 AM

      We planed to visit Bali on Next Setember 15 with all of our family 6 persons. We will stay in Seminyak Umalas Hotel . But now we still think twice about transpotations in Bali. As we have read alot of forums and Blog that said driving a scooter is not recommended even is cheaper some time got trouble with the cops. We have read recommended blog for a driver in Bali seminyakbalidriver.wordpress... it seem convinience for a day tour with private driver . But how about if we get to go short distance ? Do the taxi meter, that we read about bluebird taxi meter is cheaper way ? Or we keep charter the driver for whole time our stay in Seminyak ? Any suggestion please ?

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    • Travel advice

      Bali Jul 10, 2015 at 5:42 AM

      With the volcanic ashes spewing do you think we should still stick to our plan of visiting Bali for week from 27th July to 2nd of august? Or we should postpone. Please advice. Thanks

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      Where to meet other backpackers in Makassar

      Makassar Jun 1, 2015 at 10:29 AM

      Hi, I am a solo traveler and will be in Makassar for several days in June, was wondering where is a good place/restaurant/guesthouse to meet other backpackers? Thanks

      9 Answers Jun 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM
    • Taxi or Bus trip from Makassar to Palu

      Makassar Apr 15, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      I'm thinking of a trip by taxi or bus from Makassar to Palu.
      I want to make a trip on the western coast. Since I wan'na avoid Lake Poso and its visinity, because I heard Lake Poso area is dangerous due to terrolists.

      If by taxi, what is good methods to pick up a reliable one ? How much is a normal cost ?
      How many hours does it take ? A rough figure is okay. Even if the cost is a bit higher, I wan'n choose a safer way.
      And I think the distance maybe 900Km. Do we need to make a stopover along the way ?

      If by bus, are there buses running through this rout - I mean along the western coast of the Slawesi Island ? Making a bus transfer is okay.
      Where is the bus terminai in Makassar ? And if you know, where is it in Palu ?

      Regards,

      6 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 9:23 PM
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      fair price tour.

      Rantepao Dec 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Hello...I am trying to arrange a tour to Rantepao but they are charging a fortune...Can anyone recommend a reliable guide with a fair price? How much would be for a 4 days tour from Makassar? tks

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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      tour guide

      Makassar Nov 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Hello
      Can anyone recommend a guide to spend 4 days in Rantepao area?
      thnks

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM
    • Getting around

      Makassar Jun 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      How to get to Makassar from Manado, without taking any domestic flights or any expensive boat/ferries?

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 1:21 AM
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      cheap guest house

      Makassar Apr 19, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      cheap and nice guest house near losari beach and central city, info pls, thanks

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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      night club

      Makassar Apr 19, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      nice and busy club in makasar, where is that

      1 Answer Apr 21, 2014 at 9:47 AM
    • Cruise ship - day tours

      Ujungpandang Jan 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      Can you suggest a good tour guide

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 3:41 AM
    • 2 days in Toraja with a guide,starting in Rantepao

      Rantepao Dec 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      HI all,

      I am very interested in hiring a guide for a 2 day tour of the Toraja land, starting in Rantepao....any agencies or names you can share? i cannot find anything on internet that does not start from Makassar and costs a fortune...

      thanks a lot!
      Rosana

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM
    • Cheap room near losari beach

      Makassar Jun 21, 2013 at 6:33 AM

      Hi at all
      Does anyone know a guest house or a very cheap hotel but clean near Losari Beach?
      Thanks to everyone for any advice

      5 Answers Jul 1, 2013 at 4:16 AM
    • Makassar Travel agency in Airport

      Makassar Mar 16, 2013 at 5:30 AM

      Hi All
      Does any one know if are there agency in the airport( Litha or Bintang prima ecc.)where i can book night bus ticket from Makassar to Rantepao without going in the down city.
      I would like to book ticket at the same day of my arrival in Makassar.
      Are there Rantepao bus station near the airport?
      Thanks

      6 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM
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      The best area to stay?..

      Makassar Mar 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM

      Hi,

      i'll be travelling alone from KL to Makassar.. will be arriving around 23rd March 2013..

      i) Which area is the best for me to stay in Makassar? Losari? Pasar Ikan? Town Centre?
      ii) How many days should i allocate for travelling Makassar -Tana Toraja - Makassar?
      iii) Where is the best place to shop for local crafts and souveneirs?

      Tq
      Syam Aris
      Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

      4 Answers Mar 15, 2015 at 1:02 PM
    • Travel to Toraja

      Makassar Nov 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

      Hi .. Iam plan to go Toraja. I Only know English language , How can i go from Makassar ( Prefer to by public transport ) Can I find place for accommodation ( Not Luxuary one ) how can go to the interesting places from there ?
      Thanks for your tips ( Mathi143@gmail.com)
      Michael

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2012 at 2:37 AM
    • Travel to Toraja

      Makassar Nov 13, 2012 at 3:17 AM

      Hi .. Iam plan to go Toraja. I Only know English language , How can i go from Makassar ( Prefer to by public transport ) Can I find place for accommodation ( Not Luxuary one ) how can go to the interesting places from there ?
      Thanks for your tips ( Mathi143@gmail.com)
      Michael

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      Sulawesi and Papua Itinerary...Any Good?

      South Sulawesi Province Aug 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Hello VTers

      My wife and I are considering making a two week trip to Sulawesi and Papua.
      Could you let me know your thoughts on the itinerary below...don't hold back...you always have great insight and ideas... Thanks.

      Day 01

      Arrival at Hasanuddin Airport Makassar. Set out for a drive to Tanjung Bira. On the way visit Bissappu waterfall in Bantaeng. At Tana Beru see Traditional Perahu construction.

      Day 02
      Island trip (Liukang Island or Ara Island) depends to the weather, using local boat. Then back to Bira.

      Day 03
      Transfer to Sengkang. Visit the museum of Andi Mapasissi then go to catch the sunset over the Lake Tempe. Cross the lake by motorized canoe and visit the fisherman families who do live on the floating villages.

      Day 04
      Visit silk factory, then transfer to Tana Toraja via Palopo. In the afternoon arrival in Rantepao.

      Day 05
      Exploring Toraja. Visit Lemo to see rows of Tau Tau statues and the hanging graves. Onwards to Suaya to discover the secret of the Baby Tree. Also visiting today Londa, to see an ancient grave where the deceased are entombed. At Kete Kesu one of the oldest Torajan villages see Tongkonan, and old rice barns.

      Day 06
      Trip to Batutumonga enjoying views over Rantepao and surrounding valleys. Walk along the rice fields and the daily Torajan live. Also visiting Pallawa, Sa’dan.

      Day 07
      Transfer back to Makassar. A coffee-stop at Puncak Lakawan to enjoy the view. Lunch at a seafood restaurant in Pare-Pare. Go to hotel.

      Day 08
      City Tour of Makassar, visiting the Old Dutch Fortress Rotterdam and Paotere Anchorage the Buginese boat harbor. Onwards transfer directly to Hasanuddin Airport Makassar to catch flight.


      DAY 09 : JAYAPURA ARRIVAL CONNECT TO WAMENA
      Arrival at Jayapura airport, then to Wamena. After arrival explore the area and Napua Hills with its panoramic view of the valley, Wesaput village and its traditional hanging bridge, some Dani villages and a traditional market.

      DAY 10 : WAMENA - SOGOKMO - KURIMA - WAMENA
      Drive in 35 minutes to Sogokmo village and start to have a day trek for about 4-5 hours through Dani sweet potatoes gardens until we get to Kurima the sub-district. Then heading back to Sogokmo where the cars pick us up to Wamena.

      DAY 11 : WAMENA - KIMBIM/PYRAMID - WAMENA
      Drive to Western part of Baliem Valley to exploring the way of life of Lani people. Before we do a short trekking to Lani villages, see local market first at Kimbim. Then proceed to Pyramid. Then drive back.

      DAY 12 : WAMENA - JIWIKA (Pig Feast and Dance) - WAMENA
      Drive 30 minutes to Jiwika in the Northern part of Baliem valley to see the 250 years old Mummy. Then walk 10 minutes to village of Anemoigi to view the Dani Mock battle and Pig feast. Then visit the Mili Mountain to see how the Dani women make a salt in the traditional way.

      DAY 13 : WAMENA - JAYAPURA
      Flight back to Jayapura. Sightseeing tour including Mac Arthur 2nd World War monument, Sentani lake by long boat to visit Assey and Ayapo villages how the Sentani tribe make the bark painting. Visit he Anthropology museum then Hamadi market & Jayapura city.

      DAY 14 : JAYAPURA - Home

      Any opinions? Is it ok? We are missing the Koroway tree people cause my wife is not a mosquito bug person and the trip is a bit too adventurous. Is this itinerary advisable...any good???

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      Weather mid June

      Makassar Mar 3, 2012 at 6:35 AM

      Hi. Can anyone advise me what the weather will be like mid June? Thank you.

      8 Answers Apr 11, 2012 at 2:02 AM
    • Looking for Gold Toraja Pendant

      Makassar Oct 14, 2011 at 7:03 AM

      Does anyone know where i can purchase this?

      I recently lost a small gold chain with a gold Toraja house pendant.

      Thank you

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    • Rantepao - Hire a car or easy to do by public transport?

      Rantepao Jul 11, 2011 at 1:59 AM

      Hi,

      Is it possible to get to Lemo, K'su Ketu etc by bemo? or is it preferable to have a car. Any idea on what a car for 3 days with driver would cost?

      And is Pia's poppies comparable to Wisma Maria 1?

      Bellenomade

      3 Answers Jul 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM
    • Bus from Makassar tot Manado

      Makassar Jul 6, 2011 at 12:59 PM

      Is there a possibility to book the bus ticket for this long journey online? I haven't found any website to do so? We are planning on travelling with the Bintang Primus bus from Makassar to Torajaland/Rantepao, stay there for four nights, and than take another bus to Manado in the north. Is this at all possible?

      6 Answers Nov 15, 2011 at 2:00 AM
    • NIGHT BUS FOR RANTEPAO

      Rantepao Jun 19, 2010 at 1:45 PM

      Hello, please somebody tells me if there are any night bus from Makassar to Rantepao? I need to have a bus schedule time to see when is the last bus in the night

      thanks a lot
      Lorenzo

      2 Answers Jun 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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      Getting to South Sulawesi from Bali or Java

      South Sulawesi Province May 13, 2010 at 2:55 PM

      Hello all,
      I will be visiting Bali and Java over the next month and I'm hoping to get over to Sulawesi for about a week. Does anyone know of the best ways to get there? I'm willing to take a boat or a plane
      Is it best to depart from Bali or Java?

      Thanks so much in advance,

      --Dan

      6 Answers May 15, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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      Hotel(s) near to Hasanuddin International Airport

      Makassar Jan 11, 2010 at 6:26 AM

      Hi, I am flying to Makassar next month and would like to stay in a clean and comfortable hotel near to Hasanuddin International Airport (about 5 to 10 minutes or less from the airport) so that I can catch a flight early next morning to Sorong. Can anyone recommend me? Kindly provide the phone number of the hotel(s) also. Really appreciate your help here. Thank you so much.

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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      Bus from Hasanuddin airport to Makassar city

      Makassar Jun 16, 2009 at 12:27 AM

      Hi all,

      I want to know, is there any public bus from Hasanuddin International Airport to Makassar city ? If any, what time is the last trip ? Thank for your information.

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • Morning bus from Rantepao to Makassar

      Rantepao Dec 29, 2008 at 11:23 PM

      Is there any morning or day bus from Rantepao to Makassar. I need to be in the airport before 7.00 pm to catch my flight back to KL.

      1 Answer Dec 31, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    • Bus to Ratapeo

      Rantepao Jul 14, 2008 at 1:46 AM

      Is it possible to make a busreservation? Can`t find any mailaddress. Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2012 at 7:02 AM
    • looking long term accomnodation in Makassar

      Makassar May 13, 2008 at 10:54 PM

      im looking for long term, chip accomodation in makassar, starting around october 15th. small house or guest house can b ok....

      4 Answers Jul 11, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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      Place to stay in Makassar

      Makassar Aug 7, 2007 at 8:00 PM

      I'll be in Makassar 18-21 August 2007. I'm looking for a mid-range hotel less than USD40@night. The ideal location should be near to restaurants and shopping plazas. Any tips? Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Aug 16, 2007 at 9:30 PM
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      Left luggage at Makassar airport

      Makassar Jun 30, 2007 at 2:32 AM

      could it be possible to leave there a luggage for a week?

      6 Answers Jul 5, 2007 at 2:02 AM
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      looking to get in touch with Celebes Tourist Service and Tour

      Rantepao Jun 11, 2007 at 2:30 AM

      Anybody heard about them and Mr.Benny?
      It's hard to get in touch, only by phone which is expensive and it's not very clear comunication..... I hope they have an email...

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2007 at 11:03 PM
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      Can I fly to Rantepau

      Rantepao Feb 19, 2007 at 9:11 PM

      I will be visiting Indonesia in March ... Can I fly to Rantepau if so from where?

      1 Answer Feb 20, 2007 at 1:25 AM