Visit Indonesia this Year
Indonesia is located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest archipelago in the world, with 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited. It is also the fourth most populous country in the world.
Despite the statistics it’s not that hard to plan to travel to Indonesia and enjoy the country as a local. You must sample the street food – it’s fresh, exotic and you can find food carts absolutely everywhere. Also, make sure to explore the rural areas as well, to get in touch with the authentic, traditional way of life.
For the first time traveler, starting your Indonesian adventure in the capital of Jakarta is a good idea. The perpetually congested city can teach you a lot of lessons when it comes to using the public transport and living like a local. Airfare to Jakarta is not hard to find but you should search for deals ahead of time.
If you have several weeks to explore the country, consider visiting some of the largest cities such as Manado, Semarang and Jayapura. Hotels in Indonesia are very affordable but do make sure to do the research and choose something that matches your travel style.
It is impossible to cover a lot of ground on your first visit in Indonesia. It is advisable to focus on a particular large island and explore as much as you can of it. Or you can visit some of the most popular small islands.