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Looking to spend 2 weeks somewhere in in Indonesia early next year, travelling with daughter who speaks Indonesian. Don't want to go to Bali or Big City madness. Looking for scenic, mix with the locals, active community, type of place with good homestays.
Thanks in advance,
Marti

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    Medan and Jogiakarta (sure, there are tourists, but not a lot). almost 4 years ago

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    Homestay in Cianjur, Java - well off the beaten track. Not a tourist for miles, but makes getting there a challenge! Details of possible homestays in Lonely Planet... almost 4 years ago

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    Malang, Bromo, and around.
    Jogjakarta, Solo. (make sure you visit Borobudur, Prambanan, Ratu Boko, Mendut, royal palace, and so on) find out about sun rise with borobudur, it's amazing.
    If you choose Medan, make sure you visit the Lake Toba, and take the ferry to Samosir Island.
    Belitung. almost 4 years ago

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    visit Semarang city , not too touristy, but we have many place to visit.. and Solo too (2 hours from Semarang) by train it takes less than 2 dollars :) almost 4 years ago

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    Take a Hidden Jakarta Tour through the slumbs of Jakarta
    Leave evrything behind you and go to Sulawesi and visit the Toraja Tribe. Relax for a few days at Lembongan Island (in front of Bali but much more relaxed). almost 4 years ago

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    Trenggalek, East Java has beautiful beaches and there's mangrove forest. If you like hiking and adventure you should try East Java or East Indonesia. almost 4 years ago

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    I would go to Sulawesi to explore Tana Toraja and discover the Bugis and their amazing boats. You can combine this with some diving in Bunaken. A truly different experience away from the tourist crowds. almost 4 years ago

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    Agree with Tana Toraja - amazing place. Also think about some of the more remote areas of Indo right off the beaten path - I just returned from Ternate, Tidore, Hamlahera and Morotai via Sorong in West Papua - scuba diving heaven.

    Ternate and Tidore and Banda Neira make up the epicentre of the spice wars - fascinating history where you stumble across Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese forts and can buy spices straight from the growers on the side of the road.

    Another out of the way destination - west coast Sumatra out of Padang - the Mentawai island chain is great for surfers and a little closer to chochoroc port is a private island called Cubadak with only 6 bungalows and some good diving. Cost effective considering it is a private island. If you do choose Sumatra, also go to Lake Toba..not to be missed.

    Komodo is always special. over 3 years ago

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