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    • Currency exchange

      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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      4 stars hotel.

      Balikpapan Apr 17, 2014 at 5:49 PM

      Can anybody recommend a 4 starts hotel at Kuta near to eatery/shopping. I would be there for a short brake for 2 night on 5th May. Is there any special events for these 3 days?

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      Balikpapan Mar 12, 2014 at 1:18 AM

      Hi everyone,
      I am Sarah quite new in Balikpapan and I wondering to know if there's some nice places for a drink in town.
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      Looking for new friends/good companions in Balikpapan

      Balikpapan Oct 6, 2011 at 7:37 AM

      Hello. Am Natalie, and will be traveling to Balikpapan for a short vacation next week, before I continue to Tarakan for business purpose. Since this will be my first time in Batam, would be glad to find good companions during my stay there. Contact me if you wish. Cheers .

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      Is this a good place for me to experience SE asia? Do u all have other recommendations apart from Borneo?

      6 Answers Jul 21, 2010 at 4:29 AM
    • info on Kalimantan

      East Kalimantan Province Jun 16, 2009 at 9:15 AM

      Hi
      i ll spend 3 weeks in Indonesia in sept. On the top of Java and Bali wanted to spend 5 days in Kalimantan, read that the area around Balikpapan and boat trips on the Mahakanm river are very nice and unique. Really liked also that the canals in South Kalimantan are nice too.
      Can anybody suggest, give some tips if you have been there and you think its worth visiting ? organised troups are quite expensive and was wondering whether i should go there as opposed to Sulawesi where i could visit the torjana region.
      any suggestion between the two?

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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      from balikpapan to brunei

      Balikpapan Dec 8, 2007 at 11:50 PM

      greetings felow travellers..

      i was just wondering, since i live in Balikpapan. i was thinking about driving my way in borneo, maybe go to Kota Kinabalu, or Brunei, and other places, but, is there really a road from Balikpapan to that upper borneo (Brunei and K.K.)?
      i really want to go there...
      so if you guys know hot to get there from Balikpapan, please help me out...

      thx,
      Felix

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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      Derawan Homestay

      East Kalimantan Province Oct 10, 2007 at 3:31 AM

      Does anyone know a way of contacting Derawan Homestay, other than by telephone? If any VTers have stayed there, I would be really interested in your impressions.

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      Balikpapan Mar 9, 2007 at 8:15 PM

      what happened to mcdonalds ?

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      flights to Balikpapan

      Balikpapan Aug 9, 2006 at 8:03 AM

      Hello,

      Can anyone please advise how to fly directly from Malaysia or Singapore to Balikpapan?

      Thanks a lot!

      9 Answers Mar 9, 2007 at 8:16 PM