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On Tuesday we are off to Java and Singapore

Old Nov 11th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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On Tuesday we are off to Java and Singapore

It's just about time to bring out the suitcases and start to pack. Tuesday we start our long journey to Java (Seattle-Narita-Singapore-Solo City). We are very much looking forward to our time in central Java and eastern Java, then a final few days in SIngapore.

Both Cheryl and I bought new laptops for this trip, so I will post some notes as we go, but the full report and photos will come after we are home.

This is the time of year when so many Fodorites travel - Craig and Jeane are just home, Bob and Karen and Peter and Linda are still in Thailand, so there will be lots of great reports for those of you at home this time of the year.
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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Good luck with your credit card.
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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Hi Kathie,

Hope you and Cheryl have a wonderful trip. The only place we will be traveling in the next month is to NJ for Thanksgiving. No TR for that. lol

I'll be watching for your overseas notes and traveling vicariously with you. Safe travels.
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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Have a great trip Kathie & Cheryl.
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Happy and safe travel, you two. Look forward to hearing about how it all plays out -- and hoping you love Yogya (and the Phoenix) as much as we did!
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Have a great trip, Kathie! We are off to Hong Kong and Macaulay on Friday. I look forward to reading your reports from Java.
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Not Macaulay - I meant Macau! Dumb autocorrect!
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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Have a safe trip!
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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Greetings Kathie and best wishes for joyous times in our fine home of Singapore (and Java).

Suspect you have your Singapore lodgings sorted, but if not, will give a promotion to my old SIN business travel locale, the Four Seasons. If nothing else, swing by for tea, drinks or dining; some special staff and friends at that property.

Good flights to you. (You'll be back in Asia before me; I'm in SF Bay Area this week for work, before eventually flying back home to SIN via HKG and BKK.)

Have fun and a good week to you and all,

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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your good wishes. I loved central Java last time I was there and I've looked forward to returning. And I'm looking forward to being able to explore eastern Java.

AO, We decided to stay at the IC in Singapore. I've never stayed there, but it gets recommendations from a number of Fodorites.
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Old Nov 11th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Happy trails, Kathie! Look forward to reading all about your travels. We leave on Thanksgiving Day for Burma and HK, back on 12/22. Many thanks for all your help in organizing it.
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have a fantastic time--you will for sure..

i have no doubt that C will take fantastic pics as usual..

what did you buy for computers??
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Have a great time, hope you like Gardens by the bay!
Looking forward to hearing all about it!
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PS like you we are shortly about to depart for our annual winter break, however for the first time in ages we are not going east......, Be weird not to be landing in BKK this winter but looking forward to the delights of California non the less!!!

Anyway, Java is on my watch list SO be very interested in your reports ( including the weather!) safe journey.
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Kathie and Cheryl - have a wonderful trip. Looking forward to hearing all about Java. Hope all of your flight connections go smoothly - business class all the way?
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Kathie & Cheryl

Have a wonderful and safe trip!
Looking forward as always to your in depth analysis and Cheryl's stellar pictures.

Aloha!
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Kathie; I wrote to Wiedty and made it clear that he is to give you the same guide services or more than he provided me the two times we sent touring with him. I am seeing him in Bali for 1.5 days before I go on a liveaboard on Dec.7-8 and would like your feedback. Others who have used his services have been quite pleased. But you are are a pro travelers so your point if view would be interesting.
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Old Nov 12th, 2012, 05:23 AM
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Bon voyage - Here's to a safe, fabulous trip!
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Old Nov 12th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Bob, we bought apple laptops - Cheryl bought a MacBook Pro with retina display for her photo editing, I bought the smallest MacBook Air.

Smeagol, we are looking forward to the Gardens by the Bay,

Craig, Business Class all the way to Singapore and back. We decided economy was fine for the short hop on Silk Air to Solo and back from Surabaya.

Cheryl has a new camera this year and is eager to take thousands of photos (don't worry - she won't post them all).

Stan, our correspondence with Wiedy has been lovely. He did get us discounts at two of our three hotels in Java. We are very much looking forward to meeting him. I will give a full report upon our return.

Thanks to all of you for your good wishes. It's time to think about packing.
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Old Nov 12th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Enjoy your trip and I am looking forward to Cheryl's pictures...
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