November 18 2007 19:11:00 »
yeah , there are options out their now.
but i wouldn"t like the chances of your average krui local rocking up to the local bank asking for 100 million plus to set up a business he/she has no experience in running.
so what are their options? maybe like zule did.have some money behind him,work for a losman to get a grip on what the punters want,then move on and hopefully prosper.
in my years of going their i"ve never seen angst between locals n expats ,cept for andy,but surely his run is almost up.
whether you choose local owned or expat,the fact remains that the local economy benefits.they all buy from the markets,all use local transport,all pay staff to help them.so everyone can make up their own minds . now that makes sence? or cents? or SENSE :-)
November 20 2007 16:11:00 »
My point was (read my first post) that spending $100 per day to stay in the area seems a bit of a waste of money, for a number of reasons.
1. The area is easy to get too.
2. There are a number of local run and owned losmens at local prices.
3. Waves are easy to acess to get too and find you can see many spots from the road.
4. Transport is easy and cheap to find.
5.The local food is great and cheap.
Now if you were paying good money for a good room a villa or hotel with perhaps a pool, with good food....fair enough
Or if getting to waves was a real mission or getting food, like in remote mentawais then fair enough.
No offence but in all honesty the surf camps in Sth sumatra are nothing more than western owned losmens.
November 21 2007 01:11:00 »
this is it,last reply,my head hurts from banging against a brick wall.
you dont get it,PERIOD!, only 1 of the 3 western owned joints is exclusively for tour groups
the other 2 OFFER tours for punters who are perhaps cashed up and time poor , and wanting someone else to do all the legwork for them . last time i checked this was no crime .
ANY johnny come lately can rock up on his own and stay where they like , no crime their either .
what costs this magical $100 you keep banging on about ??,TOURS YES , ACCOMODATION NO !
last time i was out their, family losman was only 25,000 rp cheaper than the ozzys joint,50,000 than the americans , gee those western tycoons must be rolling in it !!! huge profits .
November 22 2007 17:11:00 »
Can I ask why you care?
The guys question was about the logistics of getting to the area and staying there and my post were intended to give him information he required.
I care...because I have met many guys who have booked via the Internet, and realised they are getting ripped off once they get there, staying in overcrowded run down accomadation, with crap food and bad attitudes paying Aussie dollar prices while other guys rock up and pay rrp prices.
A crime....$100 per person per day for a tour (AKA bemo ride to surf)....maybee it should be.
November 23 2007 05:11:00 »
ok , 1 more , 4 u sayang , i care coz i happen to like this place , the waves , the people , the whole joint !! but i dont like a blabbering git like you spreading crap info ! your posts smell of a twisted kook who cant cut it , so has to bring down areas (yeah i seen your other posts) down to your level , for free thinking people , your welcome to come and enjoy , dont let 1 coyte"s tripe put you off a great time.go tour ,go local ,just friggin go ! i"d hate to see anyone not go coz of one wanks perception !!!
for someone who supports indo , your doing a great job of f@#king it ,
November 23 2007 21:11:00 »
Like telling everyone in the whole world to come to south sumatra?
The only reason it WAS worth going to was for the low crowds.
People like you ruin this.
The waves are not good enough to travel so far for crowded, mostly average waves.
Its not the mentawais, the waves are often crap and people should know this, at least that way the crowds will not increase too much.
November 23 2007 21:11:00 »
And i smell an Andy by "Gaz's" posts.
Sort of dickhead who thinks Bali has improved from a nothing town into a great place to visit.
December 26 2007 19:12:00 »
GAZ= Maaff bencong. aku tidak sayangmu...ok, mungkin anda suka hisup kontal, tapi aku tidak suka...aku suka wanita...but thats your bussines, your choice.
Tapi, ya benar bagus kita tidak bicara Sumatra selatan ombak lagi, Ok....Sudah, habis uwis.
January 26 2008 14:01:00 »
ya ok td , i goofed on that one , but i did"nt give the full run down on how to get their also .
unlike touchy touchy seb , hahaha . good to see you passed primary school indo class , 3 smiley stamps for you , if you agree with td , kinda makes your original posts a dumb thing to do in the 1st place eh.....
banyak bs bhs indo , km tdk spesial , mudah2 han km senang di liburan mu , tolong jangan paksa pendapat mu ke orang lain
February 29 2008 17:02:00 »
Not confusing nias with krui at all i know they are different places.
I wanted to go firstly to krui, surf way jambu, krui lefts and karang then onto padang, get ferry or plane to either nias or ferry to mentawais with local guide land based trip.
If nias, maybe onto asu or telos. not confusing the two at all, was wondering how hard is it to get from krui to padang etc.
Im taking three boards, do you think its easy to hire a moterbike with side racks in krui for two months?
or cheaper to get a bus to different spots?