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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 94%Local Culture
- 89%Adventure Travelers
- 87%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%Business Travelers
- 79%Green Travelers
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- IndonesiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 29, 2013
Indonesia! The rupiah is currently weak which means more value for your money.
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It's a HUGE country though spanning 3 time zones and 17 thousand islands. I've personally backpacked Java and Bali, South Sulawesi, and Timor--all beautiful regions with beautiful characteristics of their own. Java is the cheapest but rich in history--cultural, political, spiritual. Bali is more commercial but also has a strong old culture and good for spiritual seekers, art lovers, and ocean lovers. South Sulawesi is very varied--great coasts on both the west and east sides, adrenaline-pumping mountains in the middle peppered with exotic cultures, and the food is delicious too. And Timor is one of the friendliest places you could visit in Indonesia--go surfing in Rote or visit traditionally clad indigenous tribes who still worship ancestral spirits in the forests.
- IndonesiaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsSep 02, 2013
When I was researching my first major country on a year-long Asia trip (that country being Indonesia), I got some bad advice. "Go to Bali!" I was told; "Go to the Gili Islands! They're amazing." What I discovered upon arriving in these places was one of the nastiest, greediest, and most insincere tourist cultures I have ever encountered anywhere. It's almost axiomatic that as soon as a place gets a reputation for being paradise, it goes straight to hell, and that was what I encountered in Indonesia's pre-eminent tourist 'paradises': places poisoned by their popularity to the point where I couldn't wait to get out.
Now, with that out of the way, let's make a joyful observation: Indonesia is NOT Bali. With nearly 20,000 islands scattered across an area equal to the width of the USA, it's a shockingly diverse place, culturally and geographically, and if you've got time on your hands, you'd be foolish to confine yourself to its tourist theme parks, when areas like Flores, Sulawesi, and the Banda Islands (or even Lombok away from the Gilis!) contain some INCREDIBLE natural beauty, and a genuine friendliness that's absent in the rapacious regions of Kuta and Gili T. Get off the tourist trail even a tiny bit, and discover something besides drunk Aussies and overpriced barbeque: you'll be glad you did!
- IndonesiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Jan 29, 2013
We couldn't agree more with Matthew Crompton. Indonesia has varies tourist destinations. From West to East, from Aceh to Papua. And it's not just Bali. You can find more about Indonesia, the travel and tips, in our website www.jakpost.travel. It's your window to exploring Indonesia!
- IndonesiaJul 04, 2012
Brutal flight form the US. Denpasar and surrounding area is so so. Kinda reminded me of an Aussie version of Cancun. UBUD and the country side was great beautifull scenery and people. Added a 6 day live aboard scuba trip to Komodo on the Queen Scuba and had some awesome dives.