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Dugo
Lombok Virgin


Number of posts : 3
Location : Europe
Registration date : 2011-08-17

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PostSubject: Living in Lombok   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 8:35 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the forum. I've been browsing around trying to get a good idea of what living in Lombok might be like, but I still have some questions. I wonder if someone living there can enlighten me a little bit.

I will be flying into Bali in a few months. My plan is to stay in the area for 6-9 months, basically writing a book. I also work with internet, so I need to have some kind of connection (even if it's a reasonably slow one, such as mobile). As my trip looms forward, I am fearing that I will find Bali too crowded, too expensive and too touristy. I am basically looking to rent a small house or bungalow, no frills, basic and clean accomodation, in a natural environment, with few or none neighbours, quiet and safe. If it's by the sea, much better; but I guess that might make things more difficult. Since I will be travelling alone, I also would like to live not too far from like-minded people, to socialise once in a while (but I want to avoid tourist traps, surfer's heavens and all-week partying kind of places). My budget is around 2-3 milion IDR monthly rental.

I wonder if, instead of looking in Bali, I should go directly to Lombok. Could someone tell me:

- Is it possible to find the kind of place I am looking for over there?
- Where should I be looking?
- Is the internet connection such a problem as some posts suggest?
- Am I restricting it too much looking in Lombok and Bali only? Perhaps there are other islands nearby in Indonesia where it is possible to live much cheaper and closer to nature/sea/community?

Thank you very much for your help.
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callum
Lombok Friend


Number of posts : 44
Location : lombok sekotong
Registration date : 2011-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: Living in Lombok   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 11:29 pm

Hi Dugo,

If you give me your e-mail address i can give you a website that can give you some options for areas and places to live.

Cheers
Callum
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Dugo
Lombok Virgin


Number of posts : 3
Location : Europe
Registration date : 2011-08-17

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PostSubject: Re: Living in Lombok   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeThu Aug 18, 2011 1:40 am

Hi Callum,

Thanks for the offer. I was trying to PM you, but it doesn't seem to work here. I have put my msn email address on the profile. I prefer not to post it here.

Cheers
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outahere
Lombok Looney


Number of posts : 415
Location : nowhere
Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Living in Lombok   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeThu Aug 18, 2011 10:57 am

Hi Dugo, I've sent you a pm
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Dugo
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Location : Europe
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PostSubject: Re: Living in Lombok   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeSat Aug 20, 2011 8:36 am

Hi Freogirl,

Thank you very much for your very useful message. I wanted to answer you privately, but it seems I am not allowed to do so. How can I reach you?

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outahere
Lombok Looney


Number of posts : 415
Location : nowhere
Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Living in Lombok   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeSat Aug 20, 2011 1:15 pm

I gUess there must be a minimum post restriction for access to pm. If you have access to
Pms on Thorn Tree forum I have the same username there. Otherwise I'm not sure, neither of us want to publish our email on the net.
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mimpikami
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Number of posts : 51
Location : Sweden
Registration date : 2008-07-31

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PostSubject: How to share info   Living in Lombok Icon_minitimeSat Aug 20, 2011 6:14 pm

You could send message or chat via Facebook if both of you have an account.
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