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Sulawesi Travel Musts: Witness the Burial Rites and Sites of Tana Toraja

Sulawesi Travel Musts: Witness the Burial Rites and Sites of Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja literally translates to ‘Toraja land’ and is nicknamed the ‘Land of the Heavenly Kings.’ It is located in a highland region in the southern region of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. A trip to Tana Toraja is like being transported to a magical land of beauty and culture. You’ll meet with sweeping, elaborately-paintedContinue Reading

Java Travel Musts: Hike the Majestic Mount Bromo

Java Travel Musts: Hike the Majestic Mount Bromo

With over 120 active volcanoes and daily earthquakes, Indonesia is one of the most geologically diverse and fascinating places on the planet. While not the tallest of Indonesia’s many volcanoes, Mount Bromo has become one of the most iconic mountains in Indonesia for its picturesque, other-worldly beauty. Mount Bromo stands at 2,329 and is easilyContinue Reading

Surabaya: The Second Largest City in Indonesia

Surabaya: The Second Largest City in Indonesia

Surabaya is the second-largest city in Indonesia, boasting a population of over 6 million inhabitants. The city is a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity featuring towering skyscrapers and crowded highways blended with the age-old cultural traditions of Surabaya’s many inhabitants. As the capital of East Java, Surabaya serves as the main gateway into IndonesiaContinue Reading

Bandung, Indonesia: Visit the Paris of Java

Bandung, Indonesia: Visit the Paris of Java

Often referred to as the City of Flowers, Bandung is the provincial capital of West Java and Indonesia’s third largest city. Its nickname comes as much from the beautiful flowers found around the city as from the fact that colonial Bandung ‘blossomed’ into a hub of economic and social activity in the 1920s. During colonialContinue Reading

Indonesia Must See: The Colored Lakes of Mount Kelimutu, Flores

Indonesia Must See: The Colored Lakes of Mount Kelimutu, Flores

On the uniquely beautiful island of Flores is the Kelimutu National Park, where the famous Mount Kelimutu volcano resides with its striking tri-colored lakes resting in its caldera. These stunning colored lakes are the most famous attraction in Flores and an absolute must visit. They are without a doubt one of the most amazing naturalContinue Reading

Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

It’s no wonder this plateau is called the ‘Abode of the Gods’ – it’s absolutely stunning here. Up above this 2,000 meter-high plateau, you’ll see rolling hills stretching as far as the eye can see, spot boiling pits of mud, delight in the beauty of colored lakes, and have the chance to visit some ofContinue Reading

Raja Ampat, Papua: The Amazon of the Oceans

Raja Ampat, Papua: The Amazon of the Oceans

There are many things that are wondrous about the Raja Ampat Islands, but perhaps the biggest wonder of all is how a place this mystically beautiful has largely remained a secret. But it won’t be for long. The Raja Ampat Islands was deservedly voted as one of the best trips for 2013 by National GeographicContinue Reading

Baliem Valley: Your Gateway to the Indigenous Tribal Cultures of Papua

Baliem Valley: Your Gateway to the Indigenous Tribal Cultures of Papua

Papua is an incredible place and Baliem Valley, as its most popular and accessible destination, is no exception. Also known as Grand Valley, this valley measures around 80 km long and around 20 km wide and holds a population of 100,000 inhabitants. The Baliem Valley was thought to be uninhabited by people until as lateContinue Reading

Sumatra Travel: A Day in Medan

Sumatra Travel: A Day in Medan

Medan is the capital city of North Sumatra and the largest city on the island of Sumatra. With a population of around 2 million people, Medan is also the third largest city in all of Indonesia, right after Jakarta and Surabaya. Its current population and status is surprising when you take into consideration Medan’s history,Continue Reading

Island Hop the Beautiful Beaches of the Bangka-Belitung Islands

Island Hop the Beautiful Beaches of the Bangka-Belitung Islands

The Bangka-Belitung Islands are paradise on earth. The island group consists of Bangka and Belitung Islands, as well as a few other smaller islands. The main attraction of all these islands are undoubtedly the lovely, long, pristine and tout-free beaches lined with clear, turquoise waters that are surprisingly calm and shallow, making them perfect forContinue Reading