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April 16

Yesterday I took a (metred) taxi in Bali. Upon arriving at my destination, I attempted to pay the driver. He said "no sir, no sir" and made me get out of the taxi, at which point I paid him by passing the money to him through the open passenger-side window. Is this some kind of local taxi etiquette? Is there a reason for it?
posted by modernnomad around Indonesia at 1:56 AM - 10 answers

April 12

Going to Yogyakarta for five days, as a base for exploring that region of Indonesia. I have a guidebook but no hotel reservations/set plans, other than taking a day trip out to Borobudur. Any advice (re: things to see/do/eat or areas to check out or avoid) coming from personal experience would be much appreciated. Thanks!
posted by egeanin around Yogyakarta, Indonesia at 10:38 PM - 4 answers has best

March 10

I have a round-trip ticket to Jakarta for a week in early May but have no plans beyond seeing the city for a day or two. What sort of excursions to worthwhile places can I take from Jakarta as either day trips, or up to 3-4 nights? (I'd prefer not to fly anywhere as I'll only be in that region for a week, but I would be willing to take bus/boat/train rides of up to 4 or 5 hours from Jakarta.) Thanks!
posted by egeanin around Indonesia at 7:38 PM - 5 answers has best

January 16, 2013

We're planning a trip next year and will be staying (for free!) near Lovina on the North-central coast. We'd like to rent a car for the week and day-trip to see the other parts of the island. Is this realistic and/or advisable? How are the roads in reality? [more inside]
posted by scottatdrake around Indonesia at 12:25 PM - 8 answers

October 21, 2012

Quality accomodation in Bali? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo around Indonesia at 2:32 AM - 1 answer

June 27, 2012

I'm in Bali on a work-related trip, but my colleague is jet-lagged and has cancelled the stuff we were meant to be doing today. So what is a good fun or relaxing itinerary for the next six hours, without spending too much money? I'll just hang out in the hotel pool if all else fails, but maybe Metafilter can come up with a better plan? [more inside]
posted by lollusc around Indonesia at 8:46 PM - 8 answers has best

December 16, 2011

7 day itinerary for Bali in February? Recommendations specific places to stay, specific places to go, instead of just "stay in Ubud"? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. around Indonesia at 8:48 PM - 3 answers

November 29, 2011

Can someone throw some light on this (possibly) tourist scam in Bali? [more inside]
posted by vidur around Indonesia at 4:00 PM - 4 answers

November 6, 2011

How to go about buying furniture in Bali (Indonesia) and getting it to Sydney (Australia)? [more inside]
posted by vidur around Indonesia at 9:53 PM - 5 answers has best

February 22, 2011

Mobile phone for Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by brokeaspoke around Indonesia at 1:04 PM - 3 answers has best

July 9, 2010

(Travel filter) Where should we go in Indonesia? Going there for 5 weeks in December, from Australia. We are not interested in kicking it with our compatriots in Kuta or generally, on staying on any very touristy beach or place for an extended period of time. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo around Indonesia at 11:34 PM - 15 answers has best

June 16, 2010

[Travel Filter] Bali recs? [more inside]
posted by k8t around Bali, Indonesia at 9:30 PM - 8 answers

May 24, 2010

Living in Java (Surakarta - Central Java) for a year. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis around Indonesia at 3:29 PM - 2 answers

May 8, 2010

Jakarta is always thrown out as a major Asian city which elicits excitement along with Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangkok... but exactly what is there to look to do? What to do to with a layover or extended weekend in Jakarta? [more inside]
posted by peachtree around Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia at 7:52 AM - 5 answers

July 14, 2008

Are you currently in Ubud? I want to visit there next week for a fortnight. My travel agent is having a hard time finding somewhere nice (such as Bali Spirit) to stay in. How hard would it be to find a nice hotel or bungalow (US$50-$80) if I arrive without a booking? Do you know of any nice places to stay that have vacancies from July 22 - Aug 5 that I can book with direct? Thankseversomuch.
posted by Kerasia around Ubud, Indonesia at 11:41 PM - 12 answers

June 18, 2006

Indonesia: Should I go? How long for and where? What about a visa? 18,000 islands await me... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious around Indonesia at 6:13 PM - 12 answers has best

May 1, 2006

I'd like some personal recommendations for villas, little hotels, or guesthouses in (on?) Bali, near Gunung Bromo, and/or Yogyakarta/Borobudur/Prambanan, and any other advice you'd like to provide about these areas. [more inside]
posted by mdonley around Bali, Indonesia at 3:09 AM - 1 answer

February 25, 2006

Should I be packing more for a year or more of teaching English in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley around Indonesia at 12:52 AM - 11 answers

February 23, 2005

With a move to Jakarta, Indonesia on the horizon for me, I'm wondering if any MeFites can recommend particularly good web resources? [more inside]
posted by cosmonik around Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia at 7:42 PM - 3 answers has best