Travel : Indonesia
|The sleeping giant of
South-East Asia, with 250 million people, 17 thousand islands, and a
wealth of history to match.
|Bali [Wikitravel guide]
The original Magical Island.
Alleyway and temple roof, Seminyak
|Bandung [Wikitravel guide]
The city of flowers, factory outlet stores and deep-fried things with spicy sauces.
Shown: Art deco facade of the Savoy Homann Hotel
|Bogor [Wikitravel guide]
Jakartan exurb home to some famous botanical
gardens and, well, not much else.
Orchids in the Orchid House, Botanical Gardens
|Borobudur [Wikitravel guide]
No less than the largest Buddhist monument in
A section of Borobudur seen from the eastern gate
|Manado [Wikitravel guide]
Some of the finest diving in the world.
Bromo [Wikitravel guide]
Quite possibly the closest you can get to
Mordor in Java, or the world.
Bromo steaming and Mt. Semeru erupting
|Gili Islands [Wikitravel guide]
A week's diving on on the supremely chilled-out backpacker mecca of Gili Trawangan, near Lombok (see below).
White-spotted pufferfish, Gili Trawangan
|Jakarta [Wikitravel guide]
30 million people and one giant traffic jam.
hazy skyline of western Jakarta as seen from Monas
|Lombok [Wikitravel guide]
Despite the best hopes of property
speculators, the still-undiscovered twin of Bali.
Perahu fishing boats, Gili Trawangan
|Prambanan [Wikitravel guide]
The yin to Borobudur's yang, these are the
largest Hindu temples outside India itself.