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Indonesia Fun Fact #1. Indonesia is huge. Composed of 17,508 islands covering approximately 1,919,440 square kilometers, it takes over 12 hours of flying time to get from one end of the country (say, Northern Sumatra) to the other end (West...
Sumatra gets its name from a combination of the Sanskrit words Swarnadw?pa, meaning "island of gold" and Swarnabh?mi, meaning "land of gold." The name is due to gold deposits found on the island's highland, but Sumatra has much more...
There's no doubt about it - knowing a bit of the local language will ease your travels like nothing else. A phrase or two spoken at the right moment lends an instant familiarity to your interactions with locals and...
One of the most frequently asked questions about Indonesia is "When's the best time to visit?" The short answer to this question is: pretty much any time. Indonesia straddles the equator, and as such, tends to have a fairly even...
Summer is fast approaching, and many of us are desperately trying to come up with a great plan for our summer vacation.  With so many beautiful places to go, how can you choose?  Well, if you want a fun,...

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