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  1. mimpimanis

    Plans to stop new hotel construction until 2015

    We struggle to fill our rooms these days. For the first 10 years or so, we would fill them with direct bookings and walk ins. However these days most people seem to book through booking engines like Booking.com. So we had to start selling through them and paying them 15% commission on every...
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    Looking for a Good Cause? Tired of Cats & Dogs?

    We women are led to believe that a pap smear is enough to diagnose cervical cancer. I myself have had pre cancerous cells removed following a smear. Hope that is not TMI ;)
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    Indonesian gratitude

    How long on average should the freon last?
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    Corruption? Not everywhere!

    I have had several dealings with the police over the years here in in Kuta and have also never had to pay anything. In 19 years I have had only to pay corruption 3 times. Once with the justice when I was extending my social visa. It was a new guy and he made it clear I needed to pay if I wanted...
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    Vigilante justice Bali style - violence warning

    Apparently this tourist also got some Balinese justice yesterday - for stealing a motorbike... and some say Lombok is unsafe... ;) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=475808369293174&set=a.112835865590428.1073741825.100005920453434&type=3&theater - - - Updated - - -
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    Vigilante justice Bali style - violence warning

    Agree it was rather severe and just imagine they had the wrong guy? He was not caught on the spot where it happened. On the other hand if he was the thief, I doubt he will be snatching any bags again in a hurry.
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    Hi Adam, They do fish deep waters but at the moment I could not tell you how deep they go except a guest recently posted they were fishing 100-150m. Whether they go deeper or not I can check with Made when he gets back from Bali, where is attending a fishing tournament in Benoa tomorrow. :) Of...
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    Hi Adam I finally got to ask Made while I am online.. He says March-June best season but every trip he has had last February has also had a very good catch. However some years it may be raining. This year we have had very little rain. Wahoo - he says is Spanish Mackerel - which is one of the...
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    Thanks everyone. Will have a go at it in the morning, when I can see properly! - - - Updated - - -
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    Onward or Return Ticket Needed?

    I have had two instances of this with guests lately. A friend was staying with me in December. Her teenage son was flying out to join her in Bali. He called her in a panic from Perth because Jetstar were refusing him to board as he did not have a return ticket. In fact he did but it was booked...
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    Changing Avatar

    Exactly, I turned 50 last year, so a cute little kitten avatar does not seem appropriate :icon_lol:
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    Changing Avatar

    Hi My Avatar is very old and outdated and I would like to change it. I have tried in the profile section but can not figure it out. Any advice please :)
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    No reason not to travel alone. I did and I am still here :) Also we have so many single travellers looking for a cheap room now that we have opened a dorm.
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    Hi Adam Made never seems to be around when I am online for me to check with him. But you can see photos of the fish they car catching at the moment on this link. These are just from Jan & Feb if you look at other albums you can see going back further...
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    Never heard them mention anything except tuna and yellow fin tuna. Tenggiri they get often but I don;t know if tenggiri fajar but I will ask when he returns. :)
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    lets talk about living in lombok

    No but am sure I could do with it!
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    BTW how can I change my avatar? I have tried on the profile page. Might have been cute 13 years ago but I have out grown it now :icon_biggrin:
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    Hi Adam Made is out fishing with guests at the moment so I will ask him when he gets back. They do often catch Tuna though I do not know if dog tooth and wahoo I have never heard of, maybe it is called something else here?
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    Yes I am still here. It has been 9 years sine I left Indonesia now. In fact I am planning my first trip out in May to take my now 9 year old to Singapore to Universal Studios, Science Museum etc, try to give him a little taste of what is out there. Would love to take him to London but too far...
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    Island Hoping with My Scooter - Lombok/Sumbawa

    @modelt1826 Bintang is available at most restaurants and tourist warungs. There is only one restaurant in Kuta that does not sell beer but you are free to BYO from the restaurant next door. It is harder to buy in shops as it can not be sold in the minimarkets etc. As for the public ferries...