Indonesia packing advice

Jun 21st, 2012, 01:59 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Indonesia packing advice

Hello,

I am going to Java (Yogyakarta and Mt. Bromo) and Bali for two weeks in July (1-16th). What do I pack?! Planning to hike and sightsee, etc.

Thanks!
loislanedc is offline  
Jun 21st, 2012, 06:12 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,000
You will want light cotton/linen clothing because it will be hot, hot, hot. Depending on how rough the hiking is you might want closed-toed hikers or you may do fine with trekking sandals, like tevas. Remember you will want to dress modestly. Take lots of sunscreen and a good insect repellant.
Kathie is online now  
Jun 21st, 2012, 06:16 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,844
Kathie is mostly right. The one sticking point in your itinerary is Mount Bromo. If you do the whole watch-the-sunrise thing, it is unbelievably cold up there waiting for the sun to appear. You will want a jacket. If you don't want to lug one around with you for the rest of the trip, there are lots of places around the area that will rent them to you.
MichaelBKK is offline  
Jun 21st, 2012, 06:54 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,766
Agree, you need to be prepared for extremes. For Bromo I'd suggest warm but light fleece plus hat, gloves, scarf, which are easily packable. In Bali I like longsleeves, longpants for hiking because of bugs and sun.
marmot is online now  
Jun 21st, 2012, 10:03 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
I also agree that you need to pack light clothes because at this time, weather is hot and dry. For hiking light and easy suit is affordable & do not have any negative impact on hiking performance.
Michalhassi is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2012, 04:47 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,492
Don't forget a hat for the sun. Even with sun screen I find my face dries out if not protected.
kmkrnn is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2012, 05:49 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,000
Michael and marmot are right - I missed Bromo in your post. I'm always amazed at how cold it can be in the tropics.
Kathie is online now  
Jun 29th, 2012, 05:36 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Thanks so much for the advice. I am packing my fleece right now!
loislanedc is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Travelnut
Europe
2
Jan 10th, 2009 11:43 AM
yilishabai
Caribbean Islands
6
Mar 24th, 2007 01:45 PM
misspatti
Europe
13
Apr 12th, 2006 03:09 PM
hibiscushouse
Canada
8
Jun 21st, 2004 02:12 AM
Stephanie
Mexico & Central America
4
Feb 23rd, 2003 01:18 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:52 PM.