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1. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

Hi All,
Myself and my girlfriend are after booking flights with the following routes:

Dublin-Franfurt-Singapore(2 Nights)-Sydney(10 Nights)-Aukland over land to christchurch(14 Nights)-sydney-Bali(7 Nights)-home.

does anyone here have any ideas where to bok accomadation, where are the must see's?. All ideas are very much appreciated.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Well, for accommodation, Travellerspoint has plenty of accommodation in most of those places you are visiting (yes, that's a shameless plug :) )...

Seriously though, there's plenty around for those areas. I stayed at a great place in Bali last time I was there but you can't book it online. I'll have a look and see if I can find their contact details in the next couple of days or so. It's like a small melrose place, but cheap

3. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

Thanks for that sam, when did you last visit bali? is it safe just looking for accomadation and i am coming across quite a few tourist warnings!!. i'll have a look at travellerspoint, you know anyone who can get me a discount ;).

Thanks Again for the reply

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I was in Bali for a month last November/December. Great island and good living. Perfectly safe, never felt in the least threatened, except maybe when visiting big chain hotels like the Hilton that are frequented by westeners and more likely to be under threat. On the other hand, every taxi or car driving in to these big places are scanned when arriving for bombs and things like that. Sounds a bit freaky I guess when you read that but I really never felt any threat.

I found the contact details of that place where I stayed. I'll send it to your message center!


ps. I wish I could get a discount when I book, let alone when others book

5. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

Thanks for that sam, we are thinking about going to bali in early febuarary, i hear the rainfall for this time of year is 11 inches. Will this cause us to be stuck in doors all day or is it more likly to be heavy showers. Should we consider going somewhere else because of this? thanks again for your help.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

We were there at the start of the rainy season and it was pretty fine. Just massive showers every now and then, but not continuous raining. Then again, I have never been in Feb so you might want to check with someone that has or one of the Indonesia travel helpers...


7. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

We are irish and our travel agent is saying that we need to get a visa for bali and it will cost around 110 euro each? Seems a bit expensive to me do you know anything about this or is she trying her luck?

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hmm, that does sound a bit expensive. I had to pay 60 AUD if I remember correctly and that was a 60 day visa.

I did a bit of searching for you and the Irish are not able to get the visa on arrival (like us dutch, see but you are able to get a visa for 35 pounds if you're from the UK. I couldn't find the Indonesian embassy contact details for Ireland but give that London office a call and i am sure they'd be able to help you!



9. Posted by derden (Budding Member 27 posts) 11y

thanks sam