Indonesia

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry. This vast country offer many things for the tourists. Bali is one of the most visited and most popular island in Indonesia. Lot of resorts are located there and most of the millions of tourists come there . We arrive from Sydney with group of Australian tourist to Bali first we knew that this place is great if you like to enjoy in the beach resorts and scuba diving at day and during the night in vibrant clubs and discotheque. What is important to know on the beginning is that on Bali and all Indonesia car drive left like in UK  and driving seat is at right side, for some of us this was shock cause we were not used on this style before.

Seminyak is a beach resort area on the southern end of Bali, Indonesia, with abundant luxury hotels, villas and spas, as well as high-end shopping and restaurants. Sleek bars and clubs with busy sunset scenes line Seminyak and Petitenget beaches, which are wide, west-facing stretches of Indian Ocean shoreline with gray sand and good surfing conditions.

Just off the Bali island you can enjoy in the small island of Tanah Lot . Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot, a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism.

If you are bit more into the hiking and nature walk than Mount Bromo is the place that you must visit. We were amaze from this place, Mount Bromo, is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. Last eruption was in 2011 .

Another amazing place that is definitely worth to visit is Lake Toba. Lake Toba is a large natural lake occupying the caldera of a supervolcano. The lake is about 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres deep. Is super massive lake that offer some amazing view during your hike.

At the end i will write few words about capital Jakarta , place where we finish our trip and spend a week before we flight to Singapore from there. Jakarta, Indonesia’s huge capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures – Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and European – has influenced its architecture, language and cuisine. The old town, Kota Tua, is home to Dutch colonial buildings, Glodok (Jakarta’s Chinatown) and the old port of Sunda Kelapa, where traditional wooden schooners dock. Jakarta as a city with more than a 9 million people is very busy and vibrant. For those who want to enjoy in endless nights this is the perfect place to be. Prices are affordable and relatively cheap when you compare with most of the European destinations.

With a tropical climate, Indonesia has two seasons; the dry season (April to October), and the monsoon season, (November to March) and enjoys hot and humid temperatures all year.So if you are up to traveling to this country have this on mind just to be sure that you will have full time of enjoyment there.

Indonesia beach, Lombok, tropical Nippah Beach, by panoramic photographer and travel photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis
Indonesia beach, Lombok, tropical Nippah Beach, 

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