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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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      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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      Siladen resort and spa

      Pulau Siladen Jun 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      hello
      Anyone stayed there? I'm going in Sept and would like to know the price of soda drinks and beers. I can see that water & tea is included in the package.
      Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 5, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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      Bus trip from Manado to Palu

      Manado Apr 13, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I'm planning to travel from Manado to Palu by bus. I read in a travel guide book that it takes about 10 hours from Manado to Gorontalo, and 17 hours from Gorontalo to Palu.
      I want to know how frequently the buses operate in each of these sections, and where we can get the bus tickets and where the bus terminal is in Manado.

      Chao.

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM
    • accommodation and nightlife

      Manado Sep 11, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      Are there several options about middle range clean hotels? Nothing flashy just a clean, safe, hotel or guesthouse with a 15-25,00 euro per day price?Do hotels in Manado would let me bring in the room a friend girl if I meet any? Is there any good nightlife in Manado?
      Thanks a lot

      1 Answer Sep 11, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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      Any Reliable Travel Agency to recommend?

      Manado Nov 25, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      My wife and I will be spending a few days in Manado next month and would like to book day tour package for Minahasa, and Tangkoko with a reliable travel agent. Appreciate it if you can share with me some reliable agent in Manado. Thanks.

    • Looking for a 21 days stay at Manado, close to ECO Diver resort.

      Manado Sep 11, 2013 at 2:14 AM

      Hi, I am taking a DM course at ECO DIVER resort. I am looking for a reasonable AC attached accommodation. Anyone could kindly advice me? Thank you so so much!

    • Wine

      Manado Mar 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Is there a shop in manado that sells a good selection of red wine by the bottle? I know already that it will be expensive 

      4 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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      Plan to go to Bunaken in May or June

      Manado Jan 12, 2012 at 6:28 AM

      Hi VTs,
      I plan to go to Bunaken. Is May and June will be the best period for snorkeling and diving?

      Any recommendation for a UNIQUE PEACEFUL resort? From Tripadvisor I got info of Chacha resort ... but maybe I missed out something?

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 5:10 AM
    • Travel time to Bunaken

      Pulau Bunaken Nov 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Hi

      I plan to go to Bunaken next Xmast with my family. These are my questions:

      A. How long does it take to travel by boat from Manado to the island (Bunaken)?
      B. Can someone please help me to understand important 'do' and 'don't' while in Manado and Bunaken?

      Thank you so much for your help

      Kind regards

      1 Answer Nov 27, 2011 at 10:34 PM
    • Short stay in Manado

      Manado May 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

      Hi Vts

      Will be in manado next week for business trip
      Stay at Novotel Manado

      Any recommendation for interesting place over the weekend?
      And nice food as well (kuliner)

      5 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 3:49 AM
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      Pulau Bunaken informations

      Pulau Bunaken Mar 18, 2010 at 4:16 AM

      Hi everybody
      Nedxt year I'll go to spend some time in Pulau Bunaken and I would know if anybody has any tip reguarding accomodations excurtions and comments about it.
      i would appreciate any advise.
      Thanks in advance
      Mondodoro

      4 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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      "Mama Ross" lost address

      North Sulawesi Province Jul 19, 2009 at 8:51 AM

      Hello everyone,
      I had a special nice time with that people and sent them photos of my staying with them.
      I have just got the postcard returned one year later. I guess there is something wrong in the address they gave me so...

      does anyone have the post address of "Mama Ross home stay" in Tangkoko, North Sulawesi? (or any way to get in touch with them, last year they didnt have email address)

      Thank you in advance
      Toño

      2 Answers Aug 13, 2009 at 2:42 AM
    • Self Travel in Manado

      Manado May 20, 2009 at 11:00 PM

      My wife and myself will be going to Manado in early June.
      As a travel agency quoted us quite costly for 3 nights stay with half day sightseeing to Bunaken (we are not divers), 1 day to Minahasa and city tour as the package is only for two of us.
      Can someone advise if we can move around on our own to those above mentioned places ? Or is there tourist group we can join so the cost is cheaper ?

      3 Answers May 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    • transport from airport to city center

      Manado Apr 5, 2009 at 8:10 AM

      Dear members,

      Is there any other form of transport from Manado airport to the city center besides the metered taxis? I think the metered taxis will be exhorbitant.

      Also, what else is there to do in Manado if you're not game into diving & snorkelling? TQ

      BTW, I'm going on 10th april, 2009.

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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      Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia

      Manado Dec 11, 2008 at 12:19 AM

      Dear members,

      I wish to visit Manado.

      Any recommendation of budget accommodation in
      Manado?

      Your reply is very much appreciated & Many thanks in advanced.

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2009 at 7:34 AM
    • Rainy season?

      North Sulawesi Province Sep 18, 2008 at 1:40 PM

      Is it possible to go to North Sulawesi in February? Or is it too rainy to be enjoyable?

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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      Muslim food

      Manado Apr 16, 2008 at 10:51 PM

      Hi..i'll be travelling to Manado in June.I just want to find out if there's any food stall that sell Muslim food?

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2008 at 9:59 PM
    • recommendations for reasonably priced dive center

      Manado Feb 29, 2008 at 2:47 AM

      hi. i am planning to go diving around manado for the first time. would like to seek your advice on which dive center cum accomodation is recommended. i'd prefer one that is not too costly but gives good insights to dive spots. thanks much.

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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      Re: Budget Accommodation in Manado

      Manado Jan 30, 2008 at 10:00 PM

      Selamat Tahun Baru!

      could someone possibly help me with hotel recommendations in Manado City. I need to stay in Manado and looking for a hotel around IDR100.000-IDR150.000 for one night, 1 person. Any suggestions are welcome, but it needs to be in Manado, as I need to meet up with some people there. Thank you very much!

      7 Answers Feb 10, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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      Togean

      North Sulawesi Province Dec 30, 2007 at 11:32 AM

      Hello.
      Can anyone tell me the easies way to get to Togean Island

      2 Answers Jan 1, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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      Flights from Manado to Davao City

      Manado Dec 29, 2007 at 4:41 PM

      Hi all,
      Im looking for information on One way flights from Manado to Davao,
      1. The cost of the flight
      2. Which airline
      3. What days they fly to Davao
      4. Are thier any holidays in Manado near the end of June.

      Hopefully someone can help with this request as I have searched the net looking for info...thanks
      Regards Geoff

      2 Answers Jan 2, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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      Transport from Makassar to Manado

      Manado Aug 28, 2007 at 6:14 PM

      Hi everyone,
      Was wondering if anyone can help. How do I travel from Ujung Pandang/Makassar to Manado? Is flight my only option? I read somewhere that I can take boats too - where do I find more details? Thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 10:29 PM
    • Bunaken and Manado versus Lombok + other questions

      Manado Mar 12, 2007 at 2:29 AM

      I have been thinking of going to the Manado area for diving and some simple beach quiet time. Recently a friend who has been travelling in Indo for several montsh recommended I should just go to Lombok, that Bunaken is not worth the travel hassle (from Bali). Any opinions?

      I was really keen on Manado area as it seems less touristy, the diving is better, the beaches quieter, the prices more affordable.

      Also rumor has it that Murex has closed. Anybody aware of that?

      Finally another question: from reading forums, it seems that the beaches on Bunaken are not that nice, but that they are much better on Bangka, Gangga and Siladen. Nicer in terms of more swimming depth and nicer clean sand. Can anyone give any precision on this?

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2007 at 9:54 PM
    • How long are boat rides from Gangga at Bangka island to Lembeh and to Bunaken?

      Manado Nov 10, 2006 at 8:54 AM

      Does anyone know?

      Someone provided the following info:

      Bunaken/Manado Tua : 1 hour from Tasik Ria Resort by boat
      Lembeh : 2.5 hours from Tasik Ria Resort by car
      Popoh : 15 min from Tasik Ria Resort by boat

      And I am looking for something similar for staying at Gangga

      Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 14, 2006 at 9:38 AM
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      Dive operators/resorts in Manado

      Manado Aug 17, 2006 at 8:28 PM

      Hi!

      My husband and i are planning to be in Manado during the first week of October this year and i need the following advice. Keeping in mind that we are divers -

      1. Where would be best for us to be be based - Bunaken, Lembeh or Manado?

      2. Can anyone suggest any nice resort that they have stayed in? We do not mind small local resorts as long as they are clean and have good basic facilities. We want to go moderately cheap...not cheap dumps though :-)

      3.Can anyone suggest any dive operators that they have dived with - all we want is well maintained equipment and if possible foreigner-owned joints.

      Thank you in advance for the information!

      5 Answers Oct 9, 2006 at 11:16 PM
    • Bunaken Diving

      Manado Nov 6, 2005 at 4:59 PM

      Can anyone recommend a dive resort on Bunaken? I want to go diving there again but the place I stayed last time (MC Homestay) had bad food and bad service. They also tried to cheat us with the bill. I visited the other places on Pangasilang Beach and some looked OK, with bungalows of varying quality, but I would be interested to hear reports about places on Pantai Liang on the other side of Bunaken.

      6 Answers Nov 29, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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      Where can I have a suit made?

      Manado Aug 27, 2005 at 1:42 PM

      I will be visiting Manado in October to attend a wedding, and I need to get a suit made. Does anyone know of a cheap and reliable tailor in Manado, who can make me a jacket, trousers and shirt. Any ideas roughly how much this might cost, and how long it would take to make? Thanks, Steve.

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2006 at 12:59 PM
    • Any long term accommodation in Manado?

      Manado Jun 4, 2005 at 1:22 AM

      Hi, We're leaving for Manado in a few weeks, July'05, and plan to stay there for six months. We're a couple and looking for long term accommodation somewhere in Manado-town. Has anyone stayed there on a long term basis, or know how we can go about finding a place for about 6 months? We haven't managed to find any information so far.. Also any info on where to stay when we get there, more budget-end than top-end, would help! thanks.

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2005 at 5:19 PM
    • Travel advice - Is it safe?

      Manado Apr 26, 2005 at 11:45 AM

      Hi, My girlfriend and i are planning a trip i august to North-Sulawesi. We only
      have one month and plan to stay relatively long a few places and dive/relax.

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark, says don't go to Poso, and we don't plan to. But they also writes about a potential risk of getting kidnapped by Philipinese terrorists? What's your oppinion about that risk? They don't warn about the Philipines? The same oppinion is posted ont the foreign affairs departments of the US, Australis, Canada and so on. To me it seems a political issue?! Whats your oppinion?

      Did anyone of you travel as a couple (man/woman)? I think about travelling in religious areas without being legally married, and do anyone had any issues as a woman traveller?

      General travel advises, on the Bunaken, Manado, Lembeh areas is warmly welcome! :)

      Cheers.
      Kristian
      Denmark

      3 Answers May 8, 2005 at 8:23 PM
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      Manado beaches

      Manado Nov 23, 2004 at 6:06 AM

      Hi all, I'm intending to spend a week, next March in Manado, and I want to know how are the beaches over there. I want to dive but my wife like more to stay on the beach... Any hint about resorts (not too expensive) and with a nice beach would be appreciated. Thanks Jorge

      4 Answers Nov 14, 2006 at 9:46 AM
    • Manado recommendations

      Manado Aug 23, 2004 at 12:30 AM

      hi there, anyone been to manado before? whr's a good place to stay & what to look out for?

      5 Answers Sep 11, 2004 at 6:03 PM