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      Bali Jan 13, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Hi, should I exchange my GBP£ for Bali currency in the UK or should I wait until I get to Bali?
      THanks

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      Guide in Banjarmasin

      Banjarmasin Jan 7, 2017 at 12:15 PM

      I shall visit Banjarmasin for a few days in early March 2017. Can you recommend a good guide to show me around and help with short tours in the area of South Kalimantan. Thank you!

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      7 hours layover in Jakarta airport

      Jakarta Jan 8, 2017 at 9:47 AM

      Hi. On my way back from hols near Sorong I will have about 7 hors before my flight. Even counting check in time for the second flight etc., it leaves me with 5 hours. Any idea of where to park myself? Is there any lounge, spa, even day hotel within the airport?
      Thanks

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      Seminyak or Sanur

      Bali Jan 3, 2017 at 11:47 PM

      If staying for two days before departing, which one would you prefer?

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    • Last 4 nights Uluwatu or Lombok?

      Bali Jan 5, 2017 at 7:28 AM

      I am travelling to Bali for 14 nights in June and I am seeking advice on where to visit and for how long.

      This is a loose plan so far however I am open to suggestions!

      4 nights Seminyak
      3 Nights Ubud
      3 Nights Gili T
      4 Nights either Lombok with a day trip to Uluwatu during our stay in Seminyak or 3 nights in Uluwatu and an extra night in Gili T with day trip to Lombok.

      In terms of what we are looking for on our trip, we are looking for a variety of things. We are a young couple and like going out and partying however we also want to do lots of cultural things as well and see some temples. We prefer to stay in five star hotels/villas and we have already chosen ones we like in Seminyak, Ubud and gili T.

      Ideally we would like at least one destination on our trip to include nice white sand beaches however we are not big water sports people so that is not mandatory. We have decided against Nusa Dua though as we want to experience more of what Bali has to offer rather than stay in a 5 star resort the whole time.

      I would also like to swim with turtles which I have heard you can do in Gili T and see some waterfalls which seem to be abundant on Lombok however I was wondering if this could be a day trip?

      I want to visit all of the above at some point during the trip however I am undecided on whether to do a day trip to Lombok when in Gili T and stay in Uluwatu for 3 nights or to visit Uluwatu for a day trip while in Seminyak and then stick with Lombok for 4 nights. My main concerns are how few and expensive the nice resorts are in uluwatu are (I am finding it difficult to find the right accommodation in terms of price, availability and service level) while I have found this to be easier on the north side of Lombok I am concerned about the travelling time staying in Lombok will add on to the trip and that the nice beaches seem to be much further south far from the hotels in the north?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks
      Lucy

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      Travel Route

      Bali Dec 25, 2016 at 11:33 PM

      I have a thought on travel route in Bali (7nghts) and would like the experienced members to comment on the pro & cons
      ....Go direct from airport to Sanur and stay for two nights (leaving one case in local storage)
      Then travel to Ubud for two nights
      Then travel up onwards over hills to Lavina or Pemuteran (recommended by lonely planet) for two nights
      Then take west coast road back and stay in Seminyak for one night before collecting case & departure

      I am estimating travel time in car with driver, subject to traffic....are these correct?
      30mins from Sunur
      2.5 hrs from Ubud to Lavina
      3 hours from Pemuteran to Seminyak
      25mins Seminyak to Airport

      I look forward to your comments

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      Is Lonely Planet Ebook worth buying?

      Bali Dec 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM

      Is lonely planet ebook on Bali worth buying and upto date?
      I head off in a few weeks and wanted to ask members if any had bought it and thought this ebook was a worth while addition for their trip?
      Will not go diving so don't need it on that front.
      &
      While writing can members advise if Sanur is worth a two or three day visit .....current thought is to perhaps head straight there from flight arrival as it should only take 25mins with roads being quiet late at night.

      All thoughts welcome and appreciated

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    • Motorbike rental near. Borobudur

      by Choodah Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 2:43 AM

      Where can i rent a motorbike . Staying at the plataran borobudur and feeling stuck! Please help. Does anyone know of a bike rental place nearby who is willing to drop off and pick up the bike after 4 days? Cheers.

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2014 at 3:00 AM
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      Solo traveller-woman to Borobudur

      by bonbonhart Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM

      Hi Friends,
      As i m working in Jakarta and my term is almost finished and it was such a short noticed. Then i have to be hurry to visit places in Indonesia. Is it possible or any recommend for woman travel alone to Borobudor. ? Only 2 Days - one night? For the 2D1N trip,I saw the question from nancytansj and the answers, that helps a lot. but my question is focusing on travelling alone. I better go alone as my co-worker that available is a man. !! Thank you.
      Cheers !!!

      2 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM
    • 2 days 1 night at yogjakarta

      by nancytansj Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 11:11 PM

      I will be arriving at around 1pm on Day 1 and need to leave for airport at 3pm the following day for yogjakarta airport. I would like to visit Borobudur. It is advisable to stay in Borobudur or Yogjakarta?

      7 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 5:34 PM
    • Borobudur sunrise photos

      by petergab09 Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 3:30 AM

      Some tips on how to take great photos at sunrise please
      Thank you for your help.

      5 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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      Is first week of June a good time to visit?

      by sheherezad Online Now May 22, 2013 at 1:41 AM

      I am planning to fly to Jogja in the first week of June to visit Borobudur and Prambanan. I hope to be able to stay at the Princess Manohara Hotel (if room is available) and wonder if this is a good time of the year to visit both UNESCO World Heritage sites, re: weather wise and people wise (how busy it gets at this time of year)? Appreciate any relevant advice.

      24 Answers Jun 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM
    • Is it ok to visit Borobudur during Vesak?

      by alankhtham Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Is it ok to visit Borobudur during Vesak? Will it be really crowded or better to wait for another time?

      Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 27, 2013 at 3:36 AM
    • Borobudur - Wonosobo - Dieng plateau - Kertek - Parakan - Kaloran - Bandungan/Salatiga

      by MaBaWiTa Online Now Jun 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM

      We are in the process of preparing our July/August visit to Java.

      One of our questions is: is the next programme/route feasable to be carried out in one day?
      After breakfast in Borobudur (no sunrise event, Borobudur temple complex being done in the day before) via Kepit and Wonosobo to Dieng plateau, visit Dieng plateau, then via Lake Telaga (short visit) - Kertek - Parakan - Temanggung - Kaloran - Bandungan/Salatiga; sleep in Salatiga or Bandungan or Ambarawa.

      The trip would be carried out with a car + driver.

      Many thanks in advance for a motivated reply!

      1 Answer Jun 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM
    • pangandaran to borobudur

      by amy. Online Now Jul 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM

      Can anyone tell me how i could go about getting from pangandaran to borobudur? Thanks.

      4 Answers Oct 10, 2010 at 1:56 PM
    • Lotus Guest House Borobudur

      by dragoninn Online Now May 18, 2010 at 12:11 AM

      Hi, I have just booked my flight to yogyakarta next week and is frantically looking for a hotel near Borobudur as most of them are already fully booked due to Vesak Day.
      An exception is Lotus Guesthouse, which i called up and the person in-charge said that they should have a room available for me on vesak day, but I just need to call back to confirm it a day before...
      My questions are:
      Is this the 'right' way of making a hotel reservation? with no formal reservations etc what if they don't have a room when i arrive?
      And can anyone enlighten me on the distance it is from Borobudur? Is it at walking distance?

      Thanks so much and hope to get some feedback from you kind souls pretty soon... :_)

      2 Answers May 20, 2010 at 6:58 PM
    • Borobudur Hotels

      by angeline168 Online Now Apr 7, 2009 at 11:43 PM

      I'm planning to visit Borobudur temple over the Wesak weekend 8-11 May 2009 flying in from Jogjakarta. Can you recommend some hotels which also arrange for airport transfers ?

      I've checked Manohara Hotel but they are fully booked for that period.

      2 Answers Apr 11, 2009 at 7:38 PM
    • Making plans to Borobudur/Mt Bromo

      by cutiepiegg Online Now Dec 28, 2008 at 8:09 PM

      My gang & I (15 of us) are travelling to Jogjakarta on April'09 on a free & easy basis for 5D4N. Hence, we are planning out our itinerary! We are covering Borobudur/Jogjakarta/Solo. We intend to cover Mt. Bromo as well. We need to know the travelling time from Solo to Mt. Bromo and what's the best travelling mode?

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2009 at 2:20 AM
    • First time visit to Borobudur

      by GXT Online Now Nov 10, 2007 at 12:56 PM

      Planning to visit Borobudur in February 2008, on my return from South Indian travel. I will land in Singapore for a few days. How it is possible to cover Borobudur, by any mean. Any travel advise is much appreciated. Thanks

      8 Answers Jul 27, 2010 at 12:13 AM
    • First time visit to Borobudur - Many questions

      by amytoh28 Online Now Apr 9, 2007 at 10:26 PM

      Dear VTers,

      Am planning a 5D4N trip to Borobudur sometime August or September 2007. Will be flying in to Solo via Air Asia and have the following questions which I will much appreciate it if I could get feedback on:

      1. How long is the journey from Solo to Yogyakarta by taxi and how much does it cost?
      2. Do I need to pre-book a taxi or can I just get one on arrival?
      3. Is August and September 2007 ok to travel in terms of weather?
      4. Is 5D4N enough for the trip, taking into account that I'll fly in/out f rom Solo and would also like to visit Prambanan and Mt Bromo. The flights in/out of Solo are before noon.
      5. Any good hotel recommendations that is clean, cheap (budget is USD20/room/night)?
      6. Any trusted guide recommendation?
      7. How much should I pay for rental of a car (for 2 pax) or a van (for 4 pax) daily with fuel/driver cum guide/insurance?
      8. What else should I see/do in Yogyakarta and/or Solo?

      That's about all the questions I could think of now and thanking everyone in advance for their invaluable feedback.

      P.S. Noted that the forum for Borobudur is a bit 'quiet'.

      6 Answers Apr 13, 2007 at 10:00 AM
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      Questions on Yogyakarta, Mt Bromo

      by peisia Online Now Dec 7, 2005 at 9:55 AM

      Hi everyone,

      * I just need to check how many days are enough to cover borobudur, prambanan and yogyakarta town itself? I am thinking of 3 days and then move on to Mt Bromo.
      * Please also advise me if I can do mt bromoh in 1 day?
      * Does anyone knows how much is the cheapest flight from Jakarta to yogyakarta?

      Thks in advance!

      7 Answers Dec 12, 2005 at 9:32 PM