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    Indonesia is a huge country. Which part are you planning to visit, how long have you got? Are you more in nature & wildlife, volcanoes, tribal cultures, temples, cities, beachlife? about 7 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Hi. Indonesia has many place you can see. WHat kind of trip are you planning? Hiking? Scuba Diving? Surfing? Food trip? :D Indonesia has many places you can experience. From Sumatra to Papua, we're offering different experience for each island you visit :D about 7 years ago

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    Crime rate, cost, where to go, it vary. Crime rate is pretty low in small cities (I always consider Jakarta as the most 'dangerous' city in Indonesia). Indonesian life cost is pretty low. so if you look for it, you can always find a place to stay under $20 a night. Food varies too, from western to eastern part. about 7 years ago

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    always bring the local brand of mosquito repellent lotion! lol about 7 years ago

    Answered by Mariza Melia via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Agree with others that indonesia is a hugely varied country with lots to offer. If you have never been or haven't travelled much, perhaps start in Bali (which is still delightful despite being the most touristed island) and pop across to explore Lombok with it's vast volcano and Muslim culture.

    If indeed you have travelled a bit already, why not push the boundaries a little and take some ferries across to sumbawa, Flores or samba - each with their own unique culture. With something like 17,000 islands to choose from, you'll never be short of adventure.

    And the country isn't on the whole dangerous, not the people anyway. But Mosquitos are an issue with both malaria and dengue fever. Pills will protect you against the former but not the latter so take your own mosquito bed net as well as repellant.

    Enjoy. about 7 years ago

    • I just commented to all responses bellow! rollabd about 7 years ago
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    Thank you guys so much for your answers. I appreciate you all very much! I have traveled to many places but not in S. East Asia. I was thinking of checking out the jungles, daily life the diverse cultures as well as the adaptation of Islamic culture.. I want to check out modern cities but I'm a sucker for monuments, temples and history. As I research more and more I find that I just don't know where to start and how to plan my trip. I am thinking about going for about 3 weeks. And I am a student so I've got to plan my budget right. If any of you know how I can coordinate a good 3 week trip thatll give me an overview of culture, history, nature etc. that would be great. Keep in mind that I may be going alone as a female! about 7 years ago

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    • P.S I don't surf or swim :( But I love to try new kinds of food! rollabd about 7 years ago
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    OK. 3 weeks won't be long given how large and varied Indonesia is, however I'd try the following:

    - Java: Try basing yourself in Yogyakarta for a few days. Apart from a lovely laid back town, you have both Prambanan and Borobudur temples within very easy reach.

    - Bali: While Bali can get buried under tourists, equally it is an amazing culture (Hindu) and FULL of temples, ceremonies and delightful people. Base yourself in Ubud and head out from there. Gunung Kawi temple at say 6am long before the tour busses get there is quite an experience - you decent down 300 odd steps through many rice terraces to get to the ancient temples at the bottom of the valley. See my many other answers about Bali for other suggestions.

    - Lombok: A Muslim island with a vast volcano and a very different feel to Bali. Travel away from the tourist places like Sengigi or the Gili Islands to get the flavour of the place.

    Those three should see you right for a bit of an experience. And just be a little culturally sensitive to what you wear, particularly on Lombok but just in general in Indonesia - even in Hindu Bali dressing a little modestly is sensible as it's still pretty conservative and traditional.

    A wonderful country. Have a great trip! about 7 years ago

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    I especially like the comment about being culturally sensitive. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by LisaF via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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