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Bali Bali is the most popular tourist spot in Indonesia because the island is a cornucopia of beaches, yoga retreats, rice fields and spas. This place is a must for all travelers because there is a lot to do and...
..??!! Now that summer is almost upon us and the temperatures are rising, people are looking to plan their summer getaways. The hot weather is the perfect time to cool down at the beach and what better country to do...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
An Introduction to Indonesia Indonesia is a vast, sprawling country. It's hard to even think of it as a single country - it's more like a gargantuan tree with branches that extend out into various parts of the Indian and...
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...
What is travel without a lot of...eating? In my honest opinion, one of the best ways to get to know Indonesia is through your palate. Indonesian food is as rich and diverse as its culture and you'll find foods...

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