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Travelling to Indonesia Flores


When travelling for a long period of time, such as a year, it’s almost impossible to plan in detail all of the places that you intend to visit. When my girlfriend and I travelled we had a pretty solid idea of all the countries we intended to travel in but we didn’t know exactly where we would go when we got there. Sometimes the decision to visit a specific place comes together slowly and incrementally.

Flores in Indonesia is a good example of this. We had originally intended to travel in Indonesia for 2 weeks. I’d never heard of Flores before setting off on our travels, much less had I any intention of going there. Then at some point, somehow, I started to learn of this place called Flores. Then I hear about some particular sight or activity that draws people in. Then an idea starts to take shape: what if I was to go to Flores? What is there to do there? How would I get there? How long would I need there?

And as the answers to these questions

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Touring Incredible Indonesia


Indonesia’s phenomenal natural bounty is world famous and it is now synonymous with tourism. However, many people tend to think of Indonesia as a youngster’s paradise, for backpackers and youth on their gap year holidays. Part of this is because of its distance from the Western world. But as globalization has shrunk our world and older people travel to Indonesia on work, the number of expatriates too is on the rise and this has contributed to Indonesia now being rediscovered as a great place to take your families. Leisure travel has increased as people choose to take their children along and show them a different and fascinating world.

Bali is an obvious choice to take the children with its emphasis on culture and traditions and the grace of its arts. Children will love going through the traditional temples, especially during festivals. It will be even more fun if you dress up in traditional sarongs as you watch the processions of gorgeously attired locals. Apart from the cultural aspect, the beach too is a huge draw for children. Sun yourself while

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Top Travel Spots for Surfing


Are you looking for some of the top travel spots for surfing? Perhaps you are searching for a beach with insanely high waves, so you can get the thrill of your life. In any case, there are plenty of beaches which have waves anywhere from 4 to up to 12 feet high. Finding them can be tricky though, if you are not familiar with the area. Luckily, we have put together a travel guide for you to follow.

The Gold Coast of Australia

Indeed, Australia has some wonderful beaches, with some of the top waves available for a surfer. One very popular city in the area is called the “Gold Coast”. The area rests in the corner of Southeastern Queensland. This area is known for it’s tropical, warm climate and has many canals. Although it is expensive to surf here, you will still nevertheless enjoy this attraction. It has about 70km of beach property, divided into categories such as The Spit, Palm Beach and other areas. Many individuals often refer to this place as the “Grand surfing Haven”. There are plenty of other places here, two of my favorites

Travel to Indonesia

This is Indonesia, the largest archipelago in the world, a huge chain of more than 135,000 islands, running for approximate 5,000 km between Australia and Asia. And as all tropical islands, Indonesian islands too are known for their pristine beaches and thrilling water sports. A bit beyond are verdant hills, towered by the dramatic volcanic ranges. And apart from scenic beauty, Indonesia has valuable cultural treasure too. So there are quite enough reasons for travel to Indonesia.

Beaches and Water Sports
Beaches and water sports are the prime attractions of Indonesia. Long history has endowed Indonesia with intriguing culture and evocative relics. Yogyakarta on Java Island is famous for the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. Borobudur is considered one of the ancient wonders of the world while Prambanan Temples are in the league of their own. These relics remind the visitors of the glorious past of Indonesia. Jakarta, a bustling city and capital of Indonesia, is also on the island of Java. It has all the ingredients of an Eastern metropolis. Lombok is known for its beautiful beaches and a large, looming volcano. Bali is appreciated for its rugged coastlines and sandy beaches. Ubud, which lies

Indonesia Holidays With Some Ideas and Guides to Traveling Around Indonesia

There’s A LOT more to Indonesia holidays than beautiful beaches, water sports and cheap colourful markets — but there doesn’t have to be. If Indonesia holiday-makers look past these tropical treats they’ll find a lush jungle wilderness in Sumatra, the gateway to a rich ancient culture at Borobudur, and communities with thriving traditional lifestyles. And that’s all without having to leave the main island, Java.

Each of Indonesia’s 17,000 smaller island has its own treasures beyond the surf and sand, and most Indonesia holidays allow for some time ‘off shore’, staying on perennial favourite Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Lombok, or one of the Gilis or other small resort islands.

Most international flights land in Jakarta, so most Indonesia holidays begin on Java, an island of still smoking volcanoes rising out of fertile jungles and and ancient culture. Or course the coastline has many likely looking beach resorts if that’s what your Indonesia holiday is about, but Java’s highlights are more for culture vultures than beach bums.

If you’re on a tight schedule, hop a plane straight to Yogyakarta, which has temples peeking out from between its more modern Dutch forts and older Muslim architecture. This

Adventure Travel in Indonesia

Although the wily jungles of Indonesia are slightly tamer than the days of the Borneo headhunters, there are still many options for the modern day thrill seeker. Whether trekking in the jungles and mountains of the vast archipelago, diving in some of the most biologically diverse waters in the world, or visiting with some of the few remaining tribal groups in the world, Indonesia can still live up to its unfettered past.

From the snow capped peaks of Papua to the smoking volcanoes of Java, Indonesia presents any trekker with a wide array of choices, regardless of skill level. The further a field you plan to go, the more valuable you will find using a tour agency to arrange your trip. Tour agencies often get better deals on national airline tickets and can arrange for transportation and accommodation in areas where such amenities are scarce. Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia, is unfortunately experiencing periods of civil unrest, so be sure to get updated information if you plan to set off there. The snow covered Carstensz Pyramid, locally known as Puncak Jaya, is the highest mountain in Papua. Please note – the trek up Carstensz Pyramid

Travel to Indonesia A Country of Thousands of Beautiful and Exotic Islands

Indonesia, a Country of thousands of beautiful and exotic Islands, that spark off your imagination with thoughts of fine sandy beaches, huge temple complexes, great diving and the giant dragons of
Komodo. The islands of Indonesia are spread over a vast expanse of ocean and technically speaking is divided by two Continents.

Some parts of the Country can be as different from each other as black is from white. The hustle and bustle of the modern capital Jakarta is like another planet when compared to the traditional Papuan tribes of the Baliem Valley.

Jakarta – Not only is it the largest City in the Country, Jakarta is also the heartbeat. Indonesian’s from all over the archipelago come to the City to try and find their fortune or just to survive. The face of the City is constantly changing due to the construction of new skyscrapers, shopping malls and hotels.

Jakarta is mainly a business and political City and not really a tourist destination, but the older colonial parts of the City are very interesting and the museums have a lot of fascinating exhibits.

Jakarta, like you would expect, is the most expensive place

Travel in Indonesia

The far east, mystical and magical, the place of legends and buddhism. Most tourists cannot wait to travel to Asia, because there are so many destinations to observe there. The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta, and is the largest city in the country. It has modern attributes, but the history of the country is preserved here. There are skyscrapers and European influence coupled with silently positioned buddhas and ornate carvings. The city of Jakarta, began as a small harbor side town in the Kingdom of Java. The country has been captured by the Dutch, Japanese and then was finally independent in 1945.

Jakarta, has many interesting places to see and visit. Here in this city, is the national monument; also known as “monas.” It was built during the Sukarno era and stands for the people’s dedication. It is the embodiment of their efforts for independence in 1945. The obelisk is 132 feet tall, sitting atop the monument is a flame encased in 35kg of gold. The base of the obelisks has an actual museum inside. It is used for meditations, and history. The monument is open to all, and visitors can expect to be carried to

Travelling in Indonesia A Feast of Culinary Treats


Indonesia consists of over 6,000 islands, which has led to the country being diverse in culture, peoples, and cuisine. Indonesian cuisine should be considered a hidden gem that is tucked away inside South East Asia.

Compared to other Asian countries such as China and Japan, the food from this culture is relatively unknown. That should not be a deterrent to trying it out however, as it does have a lot to offer, from Sumatran cuisine to Polynesian.

The meals that are common in the country have been created over a large span of time, drawing influence from its neighboring countries – making it a veritable feast to explore.

Get Stuck in – Eat with your Hands!

The customs can be quite different from those in the western world and trying out Indonesian recipes can be quite an experience for the casual food eater.

Some of these cultural differences come from how the food is actually eaten. Although Indonesian recipes will only specify how the food is prepared, the food is usually eaten in one of two ways. In some regions of the country, it is common to eat with a

Explore Indonesia

Indonesia is the largest and most sprawling archipelago in the world, with more than 17,000 islands. Travelers to Indonesia on a tight schedule, or otherwise concerned with delays, should definitely take a package or escorted tour. Flexible visitors traveling independently outside the tourist areas will find that they can get by with spending very little, but accommodations are basic and transportation is slow. The following is a 13-day travel itinerary for Indonesia:

Day 1 – Arrive Jakarta.

2 – Jakarta.

3 – Fly to Yogyakarta.

4 – Yogyakarta.

5 – Fly to Bali.

6 and 7-Bali.

8 – Fly to Flores.

9 – Flores.

10 – Fly to Sumatra (via Denpasar, Bali).

11 – Sumatra.

12 – Full-day trip (with cruise) to Lake Toba.

Day 13 – Back to Jakarta to depart country.

For the travelers with less time, and interest only in Bali, I’d recommend the following 8-day trip.

Day 1 – Arrive Denpasar, Bali. Overnight in either Kuta, Sanur or Nusa Dua, depending on your interests.

2 – Depart in the morning for Ubud, stopping at craft villages along the

Bali Travel Guide

Traveling to Indonesia is definitely a trip you will never forget.Plan for a long ride to get there, as it is a 31 hour flight from New York. Bali is a wonderful area with an array of fun filled activities to choose from. It is the main tourist area of Indonesia.

The people of Bali are very friendly, and enjoy having visitors come to their area. Many speak English to interact with tourists. They have chosen to preserve their culture for all to see rather than change it to become like other countries. The beaches are a main attraction with surfing being one of the most popular activities. Others enjoy renting a boat for the day to relax on the open waters.

Lodging in Bali ranges from small bungalows to huge fancy hotels, all with basic accommodations to meet the needs of tourists. The view from your hotel will be wonderful because of the rich beauty of the area regardless of where you choose to stay.

The people of Bali are very artistic. They enjoy painting, weaving, carving, basket making, and other arts. Children are taught art from a very early age. They often

Backpacking Information on Indonesia


Population: 225.3 million (UN, 2005)
Capital: Jakarta Area: 1.9 million sq km (742,308 sq miles)
Major languages: Indonesian, 300 regional languages
Major religion: Islam
Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 69 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 rupiah (Rp)

The Republic of Indonesia is then again one of the MUST-SEE places in Southeast Asia a small hop from the Indochina Peninsula. Although it has previously lost some of its charisma to the world with the 2002 killings of 164 international tourists and 38 locals in Kuta, Bali, tagging along tectonic hyperactivity scares that brought about almost instantaneously the tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that took 167,737 lives in North Sumatra, was yet another big blow to Indonesia’s tourism industry, the island paradise is simply tantalizing as ever. With raison d’ĂȘtre, the Java Man, one of the world’s earliest species of man, has found his home here around 500 millennia to 2 million years ago. And rather surely with its 17,508 islands that can result to pleasure overdrive, travellers can’t resist the ethereal music, spectacular dance, delightful storytelling and exquisite craftsmanship – great manifestations of a rich and spiritual life. Indonesia just knows how

Safety Airplane Official Rating Of Indonesia Airline Companies

Airplane is known as one of the safest transport system on earth, but still many people are scare of taking flight today. If your hands are sweating or your heart beating faster just before take off or landing, you are probably one of this people. Depend where you are traveling this feelings can become more intense, especially if you have heard about the numerous tragic accident that the concerned region has been involved in.

The purpose of this article is not to make you more afraid of taking the plane, but just to inform you about the reality. And may be help you take the right decision when purchasing your flight ticket. Even a 100% way to travel safety doesn’t exist yet and will probably never do; we all want to put the balance in our favor. In some countries minimum precaution and full information seems to be required.

I love Indonesia. It is a wonderful country with more than ten thousand tropical islands, thousands of dialects and hundreds of interesting cultures. White sand and paradisiacal beaches, impenetrable rainforest and archipelago of active volcanoes make this territory one of the most wonderful countries in the world

A Trip to Incredible Indonesia

For many travelers, the thought of Indonesia instantly reminds them of Bali. That isn’t a surprise because Bali is full of amazements, a nature’s masterpiece. But it may come off as a surprise to you that there is way more to Indonesia than just the breathtakingly beautiful Bali.

Indonesia is home to countless tourist attractions. From local villages to the magical beaches, it is one of the destinations you must travel to. The luring landscapes and kind-hearted locals make it even better.
If you are planning to visit Indonesia sometime soon, here is what you shouldn’t miss out!

1. Bali

Of course, this will always top the list as everyone’s favorite destination to travel to. The endless days of sunshine and amazing landscape makes Bali one of the most loved destinations around the world. It’s no wonder that Bali ends up in a lot of bucket lists.

Bali is home to friendliest locals which makes it one of the top reasons to visit this destination. The traditional way of life experienced in Bali is one of its own kinds. From cultural festivals to the mouth watering cuisine, your trip will surely be an

4 Safe Travel Tips in Indonesia

Indonesia has certainly suffered recently in the swings and roundabouts of the tourist industry. The terrorist attacks in Bali in 2009 have had a devastating effect on tourism, but things are slowly getting back to normal.

There is still plenty to attract tourists to Indonesia and there is probably no better time to get a bargain price. You can also secure your travel insurance direct from the Internet, and this is strongly recommended so you can travel with greater certainty and peace of mind.

Here are some tips to follow to maximise your safety when travelling in Indonesia.

  • Government warnings will places like nightclubs, hotels and bars where Westerners are likely to gather as the most dangerous places in Indonesia. Although many tourists find these places attractive and in some cases are the real reason for visiting Indonesia in the first place, it is wise to eliminate them from your itinerary and stay in alternative accommodation. You will also be better served by visiting restaurants but the locals use. The side benefits from this will mean that you will be getting closer to the local population which will enhance your tourist experience anyway.
  • Stay off

Prepare With the Ability to Send Money to Indonesia on a Card Before You Visit

If you want to travel to Indonesia, you should begin planning now in order to make the most of your time in this country. Before you leave, you should know where to visit, facts about currency, and what form of money to bring. Knowing ahead of time will allow you to know whether you should bring items like traveler’s checks, a prepaid debit card, or a wallet large enough to hold all the cash you will need.

This country is located in Southeast Asia, and the main areas that most people travel to include Bali and Jakarta. No matter where you decide to head in this nation, be prepared for the constant humidity and warmth, as well as lots of rain from about November to March. If you want to be in a giant city with plenty of people, pick Jakarta for your destination, but if diving is your hope, Manado is the place to be. If it is culture you seek, check out Yogyakarta in the region of Java. If you want to see giant reptiles, Komodo National Park is located on three of the nation’s islands, and is exciting to many visitors since the

Traveling and Living in Indonesia Using Dharmasiswa Scholarship

Indonesia is the wonderful archipelago country wonderful with fertile soil and lots of beautiful places like Bali Island. Everyone dreams to visit in Indonesia. What about studying in Indonesia? This is very interesting obviously because students can increase experience of living and traveling in Indonesia.

Dharmasiswa is a scholarship program offered to foreign students who have diplomatic relations with Indonesia to study Indonesian language, music arts and crafts as well as other studies in universities in Indonesia.

Dharmasiswa program is started in 1974. Until 1975, only students from ASEAN are to join the program. But since 1976, students from Hungary, Norway, Mexico, Sweden, Canada, France, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Gambia, Senegal and the United States could retrace this program. The main purpose Dharmasiswa program is to foster and enhance interest in Indonesian language and culture among the people of friendly countries. The program is also designed as a reciprocal program to other countries that offer scholarship programs for Indonesia and to strengthen cultural relations among nations. Each year, the program Participants targeted Dharmasiswa continues to increase.

There are 5 schemes Indonesia Dharmasiswa scholarship Program:

Dharmasiswa – Regular
This Dharmasiswa Program is a one-year

Indonesia Dream

I had a dream on March 12, 2007 before I woke up, wherein I saw Indonesian leaders standing around me. I was then handed a marriage certificate inviting me to commit my life to help Indonesia and its people.

Purposing to marry my heart and life to uplift Indonesia, I am now seeking reputable publishers and speaking bureaus throughout Indonesia to work with and represent me. Since I don’t speak the language yet, it will take a miracle for sure to make this happen. Nevertheless like a child I believe all things are possible.

I have published 10 books thus far which I want to translate and distribute throughout Indonesia.

– Breakthrough for a Broken Heart

– A State of Emergency

– Are You Ready for True Love?

– Poems That Propel the Planet

– Stop Lusting & Start Living

– Adultery: 101 Reasons Not to Cheat

– God vs. Religion

– Almighty Matchmaker

– Waves of God

– Supernatural Fire

I’m told my ability to transcend barriers and transform individuals and organizations will be highly celebrated in Indonesia. My last trip throughout Indonesia

Travel Indonesia Beyond The Cheap Flights Hotels And Discounts

After more than 10 years, my family were finally able to go on a vacation together. Considering our limited resources, we decided to go to Indonesia.Our main destinations are Jakarta and Bandung, both on Java Island. Here I would like to share several observations that hopefully would help anybody planning to visit the republic, in the areas of money.

1) Wise Luggage Choice

We were surprised to find how willing the locals were at the airports to help load our luggages into the van. However, my father was quick to point out to all of us, NOT to allow them to do so. These helpers come at a cost. They are not helpful for no reason, and they will persistently push you for payment after helping you with your luggages, and insist that it is not adequate with the weight that they had lifted.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to use a roller luggage when you are travelling. They are much more convenient to carry around and therefore eliminates the need for assistance.

2) Know Your Currency Conversion Factor

Firstly, it is very important to shop around for the best conversion rate

When Traveling Dress Like the Locals

When travelling, most people, especially the more fashionable, will automatically dress like the locals. This may seem a little strange to point out, but it is definitely a point that should be made. Now, for the most part this is really easy to do, especially when traveling through English speaking countries. It starts to get a little trickier, not to mention more fun, when you travel to more exotic locations.

I will use Indonesia as an example. It’s hot, it’s humid. The unaccustomed traveler would understandably reach for the nearest pair of shorts and a tank top. But take in a deep breath and survey your surroundings. What do you see? Yes, a whole lot of sarongs! Spend just a few minutes in Indonesia and you will see that batik sarongs are everywhere.

If you head to any Indonesian temple and you are wearing shorts, the temple keepers will kindly ask you to don one of their sarongs that they provide specifically for the tourists. These are just on loan, so don’t try walking off with it. I accidentally almost did. It was kind of amusing to be have this Balinese man running after me