Category: Indonesia

Traveling to Indonesia soon? Here are some budget-friendly tips, things to do list, and other reminders. Enjoy your stay in the world’s largest archipelago.

Cruising Indonesia – The Best Destinations to Visit

Here’s a fun fact about Indonesia – it’s home to over 18,000 islands, over half of which are populated. And that’s not just a fun fact, that’s one of the reasons why organizing a cruise where you visit everything that’s worth visiting is actually more difficult than you’d think. But fret not, because we’ve got things sorted out for you. We’ll guide you through a two-week cruise that shows you what Indonesia is all about, and you’ll leave knowing that you’ve experienced Indonesia like it’s meant to be experienced. The Spice Islands Even though a bit further away than the ... Read more

Around Yogyakarta: A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Yogyakarta, a host to temples which beginnings are even earlier than the construction of Khmer Empire’s Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, is a testament to Indonesia’s rich and extensive history. Aside from the temples, travelers could experience the best of Indonesia’s cuisine, night life, and hospitality in Yogyakarta. It is pronounced and commonly spelled as Jogjakarta. Locals simply call it Jogja /JOGH-jah/. Yogyakarta does not limit to being a center of tourism. Indonesia considers the region as the leading proponent of the preservation of classical Javanese fine arts and cultural heritage and symbols. The highest tier of Candi Borobudur is adorned ... Read more

Things to do in Bogor: A Travel Guide

Downtown Bogor is bustling and the traffic is chaotic. But despite the city nuisances, there are simple gestures and amazing corners worth appreciating. The townspeople paint the city with genuine smiles and accommodating semblance. Historical and cultural monuments are preserved which give an interesting contrast with the city’s uncloaked terrain – modern and aged, opulent and indigent. “Welcome to Bogor”: A photo of Kujang Monument by Degi of Yes, Bogor is a metropolis, but green areas still exist and are protected. Since the Bogor seats on an elevated plain of Western Java, the city is noticeably cooler compared to ... Read more

The Heights and Cuts of Prambanan Temple

Whenever I travel, excitement always wakes me earlier than usual, no matter how tired I was the night before. My visit to Candi Prambanan is schedule at 6AM but I was wide awake at 4 o’clock. I had finished all the preparations and I couldn’t go back to sleep so I had to kill the time watching unfamiliar television shows. At 5:30, I left the hotel and walked towards the closest TransJogja Station which I pre-determined during my research. It was 10 minutes walk. I asked the station master for directions and he was accommodating enough to inform on what ... Read more

Experiencing Borobudur Solo

Honk! Honk! Honk! Those were the last sounds I heard in my dreams, which turned out to be a reality. The train that I hopped on the previous night in Jakarta was approaching its other end, the Tugu Station in Yogyakarta (or Jogjakarta or Jogja). I did not get that much  sleep I wanted, I was awake most of time because of excitement and of making acquaintance (I was sitting beside a local on that long train ride). I knew that in few hours, I will be seeing Candi Borobudur. The train arrived at 5:40AM and it was still too ... Read more

The Packer Lodge: A Cool Hostel to Stay in Jakarta

To be honest, I am not a hostel guy. Though it’s fun to meet some random travelers around, I prefer a private space to spend the night. The hostel setting would not give me the type of seclusion I wanted. Guests come and go anytime while some have weird activities during sleep. But due the the strong urge to save, I sometimes resort to this type of accommodation. The Reception I am arriving very late at night in Jakarta and sleeping in its airport isn’t an option so I have to get a cheap place for the quickie sleep in advance. ... Read more

Adventure Holiday Ideas You Probably Haven’t Considered…Until Now!

If you’re getting sick and tired of traveling to the Costa Del Sol every single year for your holiday, it might be time you considered something a little more exciting. There are lots of different adventure holidays on offer these days, and you just need to find something suitable for you. With that in mind, we’re going to list some of the most popular choices throughout the course of this post. With a bit of luck, you’ll discover something that seems appealing. You never know; this could be the best vacation you ever take. Ice climbing on Mt. Rainier (Photo ... Read more

A Slice of Serenity: Interesting South and South East Asian Cruise Deals

Have you been around the traps in South East Asia and now you’re looking for some fresh inspiration for your next break? Here are some of the more obscure island destinations that are right on your doorstep in Malaysia. Yet these four places are still off the beaten track, so you won’t be following the crowds. Banyak Islands, Indonesia Getting to the Banyak Islands can take a long time, with a six hour bus trip from Medan towards Singkil and then a four hour ferry trip to the island. However, it’s worth the extra effort, as this makes the Banyak ... Read more