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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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 …
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 …
As well as Thailand being an amazing country with much to offer for all sorts of travelers, it is also a haven for nature lovers. They can rejoice in it’s beautiful beaches and astonishing landscapes. Party animals won’t find a better nightlife than the one in Bangkok! Foodies can treat their palates to the delicious Thai cuisine and backpackers find …Continue reading
Are you like me and love to travel for the food? I also include tips on how to indulge in the local cuisine without putting on the pounds. The following is not professional advice- just based on my own experience finding a balance between health and pleasure while traveling around the globe. 1. Commit to 15 Morning Minutes …Continue reading
My TRU Adventure! This trip through TruTravels in Bali definitely exceeded my expectations! I had an awesome experience, met the most amazing people, and made memories that will last a lifetime. Traveling with TruTravels helped me gain a different and more positive perspective and insight into the world around me. Traveling with a group was a lot more fun compared …Continue reading