Indonesia packing advice

Jun 21st, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Indonesia packing advice


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.

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Jun 21st, 2012, 06:12 PM
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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.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 06:16 PM
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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.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 06:54 PM
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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.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 10:03 PM
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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.
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Jun 22nd, 2012, 04:47 AM
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Don't forget a hat for the sun. Even with sun screen I find my face dries out if not protected.
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Jun 22nd, 2012, 05:49 AM
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Michael and marmot are right - I missed Bromo in your post. I'm always amazed at how cold it can be in the tropics.
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Jun 29th, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Thanks so much for the advice. I am packing my fleece right now!
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