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Bali & Lombok

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  179 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It 's more than a place; it 's a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind. Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Lonely Planet Writer
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Paperback, 404 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published July 1986)
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Nancy
May 04, 2009 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure how to rate Lonely Planets, but...weee, Bali sounds like fuuuun.
PlatKat
Feb 18, 2009 PlatKat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people going to Indonesia
Although full of information about hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and goings-on in Bali and Lombok, this book fell short in several crucial instances. My two-night stay at the grubby Hotel Sayang in one of the more heavily trafficked areas of Bali was an instant indicator that my idea of "clean and comfortable, a good value" is quite different from that of the authors.

It was also kind of annoying that the authors' "Our Pick" hotel or restaurant was always the most expensive thing. I was okay w
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Jessica
Apr 16, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I gave this book a five star rating because it was way more useful and informative than the DK Eyewitness guide (which was disappointing in comparison). If you have to choose between the two, this one is a better bet for Bali and Lombok. There is more interesting detail about the regions, where to go and where to eat for example.
Jamie
May 22, 2014 Jamie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book should be bought in tandem with the Eyewitness Guide to Bali (great for planning which areas you'd like to see) and the Periplus Bali guide (a true understanding of the culture and history of Bali). Each book offers something valuable to help inform a great experience in Bali.

The Lonely Planet buide is a perfect Yelp substitute to Bali. You'll find great suggestions for beaches, restaurants and hotels (but really trip advisor is best for that these days). However, when you arrive at a
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Bookworm Amir
Jun 14, 2013 Bookworm Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wouldn't have gone anywhere without this book! While yes at most parts we found accommodation or places of interest by hearsay and with the help of locals, the book gave us an invaluable wealth of information on what to do and where to go (which otherwise we wouldn't know what to have been doing!).

The only complaints we could give was the maps - its such a hassle to use the maps and it is not as detailed as it can be (its still best to buy local street maps if you plan to use them for road trav
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Wakakanunu
Dec 13, 2014 Wakakanunu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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great book. It helped a lot when planning for my 1st time bali trip. We've tried some recommended restaurants in the book. And they were not disappointing.
Sheila Kurniadi
Feb 26, 2013 Sheila Kurniadi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
best than locals . they could even find a hiding - no road to - no electricity - hippies veggie haven on top of the mountain in lombok where the view just..stunning! I am impressed with the depth of research the writers have done for this book!!
Chris
Apr 06, 2009 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the information that Lonely Planet gives. I wish there were more hotels in the price range of hostels and the like but what can a girl do. It's still a great read. It's helping a lot with my upcoming trip
Mandy
Nov 23, 2008 Mandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: four-stars
Excellent book, great if you are wanting to plan a trip around the whole island staying at each little town for a couple of nights. I loved reading about the architecture, rituals, environment, etc.
Melissa
good starting point... as always... better to get local advice but glad i had this during my one month travels in bali
Aaron Wong
Maybe I'll appreciate this more when I'm there.
Saif
Sep 22, 2013 Saif rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It help me completed my Bali trip.
Mailene
Sep 09, 2009 Mailene is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
goin' here..
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