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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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    • Ijen with kids (7 & 9 years old)

      by RogerQ7 Online Now Apr 28, 2016 at 2:24 PM

      Hi all,

      Coming summer we will visit Ijen Crater. We're traveling with our two young daughters (physically in good shape / they did some 1 day jungle trekkings with us last summer in Thailand). We will be staying 2 night at Ijen Resort & Villas. I do have some questions which you might probably be able to answer for me.

      1. We won't make the blue flame tour during the night (don't want to skip a night sleep for the kids).Is the sunrise at Ijen Crater really a must see? Because than still we do need to wake up around 3.30 / 4.00 am in the morning). Obviously I understand the sunrise is really beautiful but just wondering whether it's really a must see since we most probably will do the sunrise tour at Bromo as well.

      2. Is it feasible for the kids to go into the Crater itself as well / so do the downhill of 20 minutes (they will be able to make the climb of 1.5 hours)? Obviously we will wear a mask to prevent ourselves from the toxic gasses.

      3. Where can we rent the masks? I read you can rent them from the miners everywhere. Can they also be carried by kids?

      4. Do the miners also work during the day? Although I really regret the conditions they need to work in I really would like to see them and experience the devilish environment they are in.

      So all in all my main question is whether we really need to be there at the top at 5.30 am or is the Ijen Crater excursion also interesting enough to do during daytime?

      Thanks for your replies.

      Regards,

      Roger

      7 Answers May 3, 2016 at 12:12 AM
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      Drive/Parking near the Kawah Ijen ?

      by tkisiel Online Now Oct 18, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      Hello,
      I'm going to visit the plase next weekend. My plan is to rent a car and drive from Surabaya but I can't find anywhere where should I destiny. The PHKA (Forest Protection and Nature Conservation) post at Paltuding is suppose to be closest place from wher hiking is required but where is it exactly and am I allowed to drive/park there with private car?

      4 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 7:10 AM
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      whats the best route to get here?

      by indyblu Online Now Aug 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      we're flying to jakarta.. aiming to take a train to yogyakarta or surbaya... we want to hike mt Bromo and we want to come to Ijen... any suggestions?

      we also want to check out the Hot River of Kelud volcano... any thoughts??

      thank you :)

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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      Where is Ijen?

      by SeLLDoGeYe Online Now Jul 13, 2008 at 6:52 AM

      Hi,

      Where is Ijen? Nearer to Surabaya or Bali?

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2009 at 8:55 PM