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1. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 10y

is it stupid to go to indonesia at the moment? me and my buddy wanna go and hang out and surf for a while but theres quite a lot of terrorism and other stuff thats making us wonder. what do people think?

joey

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

I would not avoid Indonesia becasue of the bombings in Bali. Pick another island that has good surf and enjoy yourselves. Both bombings have been in crowded bars/clubs. Hit the beach, surf, and eat at small local restaurants, problem solved.

3. Posted by IndoSam (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Don't worry about Bali man, I am currently here and have been for the last four months and I can honestly say that I have not worried once.
Everything here is business as usual and believe me there are still plenty of people coming over to surf and holiday. It is good advice to stay away from Kuta, not only because of bombs but you really do not get to experience what this magical island has to offer if you get stuck there. My fiance is teaching here now, so we have a house but before this we were staying in a great place just outside of Nusa Dua called Ellies. It has just been opened by an English family and is a lovely, chilled place, great rooms, great food and the most stunning views from the roof terrace. It is great for the surfer as well as you are five minutes drive from a variety of the best breaks the island has to offer. Anyway have a look at the website www.ellies-bali.com, and seriously get to Bali, don't stay in Kuta, have a good look around and you will have the best time.

4. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 10y

cheers my friend! that was exactly the kind of well written, clear and positive response i was after! i'll check that website out in a minute and will definitely be making my way to indonesia as soon as possible. heading for borneo in a couple of days and then onwards to indo. can't wait!

cheers again dude, and take care

joey :)

5. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

I was going to ask the same thing. Having read that the British Foreign office are advising against travel to Indonesia, I thought I'd rather ask people who are currently there what the current situation is. I start my trip in Thailand January 2006 & will end up in Indonesia end of March until April.

So it all seems ok to travel there at the moment?

6. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 10y

Hi, I would not worry about travelling to Indonesia. I usually go every year`at this time, visiting West Java, West Sumatra and North Sumatra. Was in Indonesia for 59 days arriving on Dec 23rd last year and leaving on Feb 18th this year. Had a ball, never felt unsafe at anytime.Have a look at my photos mostly taken this year on my latest visit.http://community.webshots.com/user/ppamela1
If anyone would like any questions answered feel free to email me at -snip-
Pamela

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7. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Laura,

Go ahead...and if u want to feel relaxed, less tense...avoid kuta then! well, march is three months away, anyway!

dana

8. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 10y

Volunteering in Indonesia to help young students with their English

Hi,
I am an Australian woman who in conjuction with an Indonesian English teacher Andang Heryana have a free mobile weekend English school in Cipanas and Cianjur in West Java for poor children that has been in existence for 4 yrs now.
Cipanas and Cianjur (30 minutes apart by bus) are about 2-2.5 hrs by bus from Bogor,passing by the beautiful tea plantations of the Puncak Pass.
We welcome travellers to pop in and spend some time with the students to help them in their English conversations.
We do not charge any fee, just require you to pay for your accomodation, food and transportation if necessary. Sometimes you might have the chance to actually live with an indonesian family and participate in their everyday life during your stay.
During your stay you can visit many of the wonderful sites in the area which is not frequented by many travellers because it is not mentioned in any detail in any of the travel books.
Really a little piece of paradise where you can really live the life of an average Indonesian and even get a great chance to learn the language as well as help these young students.
For more information please contact me at -snip- or Andang at -snip-
If you are going to email Andang, please let me know by email so I can let him know via sms.
Andang seldom visits the Internet because of the cost involved in Cianjur- 12,000/hr for o.k. connection. Cheaper for super lousy connection.
Pamela.
P.S. Sorry Frank I sent this to your inbox by mistake.

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