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1. Posted by mopey1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi all

Me and my boyfriend are off travelling around the world for a year. We have put aside a month to visit indonesia. It would be great if anyone could recommend two or three countries to visit. We ahve already been to Bali so wouldnt want to visit here again.

Any advice would be really helpful.

Thanks all

2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Scrap this one: I just noticed it's a duplicate post.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Apr-2009, at 05:59 by Blinq ]

3. Posted by mopey1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y


we love seeing anything cultural but also like to chill out. Who doesnt!!!!
So we are really open to suggestions and any recommendations would be grateful.

Thanks again

4. Posted by LadyDarl1n (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Hi there...

mmhmm...2 or 3 countries where?

i guess i meant islands or places in indonesia?

mmhm..Bali is good if uve been then try going to lombok..i havent been there but they say its really nice and its just accross bali..another place maybe try pulau penyu..u can google it..its really quite though..but if ure traveling wit ure bf i guess its not a problem..they have good places to snorkel..and pulau penyu means turtle island..its just a little bit off of the java island..u need to catch a boat there i think from semarang..another place ofcourse is jakarta..the capital..

its busy and crowded i know..but lots of places to chill and just party!!

send me a message if u want..i'll try to help if i indonesian..=)..

5. Posted by mopey1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi there,

thanks for your reply. We were thinking of going to borneo and maybe sarawak as my sister in law used to live in brunei. I know that it is a big country so we will have to pick out a few areas.
Have you been there before? And which other country would you recommend as we would prefer to do one other country fully than bits of different places.


6. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 7y

My vote is for Indonesia myself because I have been 8 times and am planning another big 7 month trip next year.
Send me a Private Message with your email and I will send you some maps and some information on Sumatra and Aceh and Java that may help you with making your decision.
One month would get you time in North Sumatra, Aceh, West Sumatra and a bit of Java.

7. Posted by LadyDarl1n (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y shameful to say that i havent been much outside java island..and maybe pamela can tell u more..

I know alot about jakarta though..coz i live here..=)

I'm open for any questions on that city...hehhehe


8. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 7y

You could -
Fly into Bali then fly to Maumere on NE coast of Flores.
Cruise through Flores stopping at Moni (Kelimutu volcano lakes are beautiful), Ende (coupla volcanoes overlooking town), Bajawa (laid-back place in the central mountains for traditional villages such as Bena and an in-your-face volcano), Labuanbajo (boats to Komodo or Rinca for live dragons - I was told that Rinca was better so did that and it was kool),.
You could then fly Labuanbajo back to Bali (did that in late Feb and took about 1 hour and wasn't expensive) then spend some time in Java visiting Borobudur


ferry Labuanbajo to Sape on Sumbawa (spent 2 days in Bima and missable), bus to Sumbawa Besar (clapped-out sultan's palace is different) then bus/ferry to Lombok.
Head for the Gilis. The snorkelling is great around those islands.
Sengiggi doesn't have much to offer so take bus/ferry back to Bali (that could take 10 hours with Perama but flying Lombok - Bali is pretty cheap and much much quicker).
That should easily be doable in 30 days.
Got some pics and vids of these places on profile.