Mostly known for its beautiful expanses of beach, volcanic peaks and dense lush jungles, Indonesia provides endless adventures; from trekking and rice terrace wandering to surfing, diving, or lounging by the pool, Indonesia is an utter escape. But it’s also the ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of Indonesia that is well renowned. There are more than 500 languages and dialects spoken within Indonesia and these peoples varying customs and lifestyles are a fascination and draw for visitors. Its varied landscape also means that Indonesia is quite possibly the backdrop to South East Asia’s greatest wildness and is home to an abundance of wildlife.
Located in the most southern part of South East Asia, Indonesia is home to over 250 million people and is a cluster of volcanic islands that stretches close to nearly two million square kilometers in size, all of it which sits within the tropics.
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Monkeys Monkeys are rife in Indonesia, like many countries in Asia and of course like the expression they really are ‘cheeky little monkeys’. So when visiting some places, you will see monkeys in hordes, so do keep an eye open when in their company, they will steal any food you may have and do love to grab people’s belongings. In …
The area’s relative humidity is quite high, and ranges between 70 and 90 percent. The main variable of Indonesia’s climate is not temperature or air pressure, but rainfall. The extreme variations in rainfall are linked with the monsoons. Generally speaking, there is a dry season (June to September), and a rainy season (December to March). Western and northern parts of …
Indonesian cuisine consists of a lot of fish rice and chicken. Some popular dishes are; Ikan Bakar (roasted fish), Nasi Timbel (rice wrapped in banana leaf), Ayam Goreng (fried chicken) and Sambal (fried tofu). Spice also plays a big part in all of the food. The islands of Indonesia have attracted traders, pirates, and adventurers from all over the world …
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Bali is one of the most beautiful and diverse tourist spots in Asia and attracts almost 1,000,000 visitors a year from all over the world. The island lies between the islands of Java and Lombok. Although it has a big reputation, it is a relatively small island stretching only 140km from east to west and 80km from north to south. …
Popular lodgings, especially in Bali, include homestays and guesthouses, known locally as ‘losmen’. These feature traditional Balinese architecture, known as ‘Pekarangan’ and they are usually family run and fitted with humble furnishings. With your stay you will usually receive a simple breakfast such as banana pancakes, fruit and Balinese coffee, and you will experience a warm hospitality unlike no other. If …
#1. Taste of Thailand- Krabi’s Food Market Good food, good mood right?! If you want to experience some real Thai cuisine, I have the perfect place for you to go. I had been in Thailand for at least a month and had come across some incredible food, but nothing beat this little haven. Krabi’s food market was a huuuuuge game …Continue reading
Before you begin to bargain… #1. Get to Know the Culture Before you enter a country, first research if it is bargaining is appropriate. For example, in many Asian countries, bargaining is very common. It is rare that you would ever buy something in Thailand without bargaining. However, in South Korea – even though it is in Asia – they would …Continue reading
When people ask us how much money is needed to travel Asia, we never like to say a set amount as everyone is different! Some of you may have a more elaborate budget and can afford to splash the cash and eat like a King, whereas some of you are trying to extend your Asia stay as long as possible …Continue reading