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1. Posted by csteadman2 (Full Member 23 posts) 12y

I'm headed to Singapore the 19th-21st of July then catching a flight on Emigrates for $50 U.S. to Jakarta on route to Bali/Surabaya/Solo City. If anyone wants to come along send me a message. Safe travels to all.


2. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 12y

Hi Charles, are you on business trip? I just guess because you'll visit Surabaya Sorry just commenting... can't be there around next week I'll be in Sumatra.

3. Posted by csteadman2 (Full Member 23 posts) 12y

It's going to be my first trip to Indonesia. I'm travelling on holiday, but I can only imagine why on the business trip comment. Hah! I actually have a friend of a friend that owns a camera shop and was planning on getting some things developed for discount ;) Any tips for a lone traveler?



4. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 12y

hahaha... it's because there's not much to see in Surabaya, and the city is very very hot Why don't you just go to Yogyakarta instead? just a suggestion...

Tips for a lone traveller?
- Take care of your stuff and beware of pickpockets especially in crowded areas.
- It's relatively safer and more convenient in Bali, because people speak English and they are used to foreigners.
- Try as many kinds of Indonesian food as you can! But if you can't take hot/spicy food, be careful, ask for something that is not hot (less or no chili/pepper).
- You might find a situation when you are surrounded by students asking you things eagerly. I noticed that in some places students are given assignment to use their English and interview foreign travellers. If they act crossing the borders, refuse politely. I don't mean to scare you, but it happened to a friend of mine.
- Enjoy yourself!

BTW if you need a contact person in Indonesia, you can contact me, just let me know :)

5. Posted by whitelight (Budding Member 36 posts) 12y

Hey Charles,

It's Leo. How's it goin? When we talked on MSN, you said you were traveling to Thailand. Perhaps you had a change of itinerary. Until when will you be in Indonesia?

I might head to Thailand (dunno yet, but never been to Samui and Phagan around late August).