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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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    • Good Snorkeling on Ambon?

      by PeterA65 Online Now Jun 13, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      I see there s a lot of diving to be done, but how is the snorkeling, preferably from the beach?
      We think about visiting there in March 2017, flying into Ambon through Manadao/Makassar.
      Eventually we want to take the Express Bahari 2B to Bandaneira and stay there for 1 or 2 weeks. Any comments on the snorkeling subject, our main objective are welcome. Have done Sipadan last year and are anxious to make a comparason.
      Many Thanks in Advance from

      Peter A. Scheffer

      6 Answers Jun 15, 2016 at 12:55 AM
    • Patra guesthouse

      by hannako Online Now Oct 9, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      hi there, we are planning to have some days diving in Ambon. the dive shop is located in laha village and recommend us to stay at Penginapan Patra closed by. How is the guest house? What about food opportunity? How can I go to the town by public transport?
      Thanks!
      Hannako

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2013 at 2:37 AM
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      home pilgrimage 2012

      by citychildsuperstar Online Now Oct 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM

      can anyone advice me please, my name is George ANAKOTTA, i live in Australia cobar nsw2835. i have a disability full pension and i am 65 yrs of age fit of sort with diabetic and slight heart nothing serious.
      my question is i know Garuda flies from Sydney to Jakarta than to Ambon, there i need to have a cheap place to stay, and see the sights for 4 days or more, and than how can i go to Pulau Saparua birth place of my ancestors. question is how can i reach there and living accommodation in Saparua and mode of transport to Pulau Saparua from Ambon. all advice will be welcome thank you all in advance.
      which is the best month to travel to Ambon than most important.

      3 Answers Oct 24, 2011 at 9:25 AM
    • visiting Ambon March 2012

      by john.babbage Online Now Aug 19, 2011 at 4:04 AM

      I have the honor of bringing to Ambon via Jakarta, a party of ex Jap-POW's- British World War 11 veterans. Many are now in the late 80s -early 90s and it will be a very poingnant visit, and realistically, probably their last visit. Many are now widowers, living on their own, and some are quite impoverished. The trip is being funded by some charities, and National Lottery. However there will be little spare spending money and I need to look at making savings wherever possible.

      Any offers of assistance by way of being a point of contact general adviser, and occasional tour guide would be appreciated. Wages are terrible-NONE! But a few beers, and the gratitude of the veterans will be on offer. Plus autograph signing and photoshoots.

      1 Answer Aug 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM
    • Traditional Hotel in Ambon

      by ningrum Online Now Mar 21, 2011 at 8:47 PM

      What's the name of traditional hotel in Ambon ?
      we want to come next week...
      please help me...

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2011 at 1:55 AM
    • ambon airport transportation

      by welles Online Now Nov 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM

      Hi everyboby,
      I'm flyimg next 18 December from jakarta to Ambon. What is the cheapest way to get from Ambon airport to downtown Ambon?
      thank you for your information,

      Welles.

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2010 at 6:58 PM