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November 6, 2019

Moving to Ubud, Bali, and have questions

There are lots of forums devoted to life in Bali, and more specifically to Ubud, but the hive mind has never steered me wrong. And I have questions about moving a family of four to the Ubud area for a minimum of one year starting July 2020. [more inside]
posted by bassomatic around Indonesia at 1:56 PM - 2 answers has best

July 28, 2019

Moving to Jakarta

It is 85% likely I will be moving to Jakarta as of the first of January for 2-3 years. I have a number of specific questions, but general advice is also welcome. [more inside]
posted by frumiousb around Jakarta, Indonesia at 4:36 PM - 8 answers has best

November 28, 2017

A rock and a lava place

With the ongoing eruptions and shakes near Mt Agung on Bali, our long planned vacation plans are looking dim. Suggestions for alternatives appreciated. [more inside]
posted by monocultured around Indonesia at 12:33 PM - 8 answers

July 31, 2015

Is our Bali itinerary realistic?

We are almost at the end of our time in Sydney, Oz and have three weeks (but could stretch to another 3-4 days) to visit Bali. I have a long list of stuff for us to see/do but am not sure how much of it is really possible in our time frame. Bali people/lovers, do you have any tips/tricks? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday around Indonesia at 5:52 AM - 9 answers

November 3, 2014

How strictly does Indonesia enforce passport validity rules?

So I just bought a ticket to Indonesia for a couple weeks out to discover that there's a rule saying I need six months left on my passport, an American one. State Department website says that landing with less than six months could get one sent back or that airline could refuse boarding. I have five months left on my passport as an American living in China. Does anyone have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by chinabound around Indonesia at 8:44 AM - 9 answers has best

April 16, 2014

Taxi etiquette in Indonesia?

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, 2014

What's awesome in or near Yogyakarta?

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, 2014

Short trips from Jakarta

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

Is Bali drivable?

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

Help me find a well priced beach stay in Bali

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

June 27, 2012

What to do for five hours in Bali without much money

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 - 6 answers has best

December 16, 2011

help me make the most out of Bali

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 around Indonesia at 8:48 PM - 3 answers

November 29, 2011

You don't scam Indians?

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

Furniture Shopping in Bali and Shipping to Sydney

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

Phoning home from Indonesia?

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

July 9, 2010

Indonesian hijinks- where to?

(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 - 11 answers has best

June 16, 2010

Recommendations for Bali?

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

May 24, 2010

A Year in Solo, Indonesia

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

Laying over in Jakarta

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

A bed in Ubud

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