2. It’s cheap, cheap, and cheap. For a dollar you can get a full meal (rice, veggies, chicken, drink and even a side dish) in traditional food stalls all over the country. The price may vary from one city to another, but your dollar certainly worth a long way.
3. Easy access. Nowadays you can get to the country from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Perth, Bangkok and other countries. And guess what, you don’t even have to fly through Jakarta. You can fly directly to Bali, Lombok, Jogja, or other cities you wish to visit.
4. Getting around is also easy – and cheap too! Indonesia is a very large country. Mostly you have to fly from one island to another, but low cost carriers are abundant. For inter-island transportation, other than flying you may use trains (in Java only) and buses (all islands).
5. Surfers and divers paradise. You want to take your surfing board with you? It’s common for (particularly) Aussies flying to Bali. You can also do some surfing in Lombok, West Java, and East Java. Indonesia also has the best diving spots in the world, such as Raja Ampat, Bunaken, Aceh, Derawan, and again, Bali. In many places corals are still undisturbed although in many others are quite endangered. Bali is a true vacation paradise especially with the choices of many affordable beach hotels in Bali.
6. Cultural splendors. Indonesia has over 300 ethnic groups, so it has a wide range of culture, ceremonies, customs, traditions etc. Basically you can visit any place and you’ll find uniqueness in their culture. It is most recommended for you to visit Jogja, Solo, Bali, Lombok, Toraja, Padang, especially during festivals.
7. Post-disaster sights. It is bad that Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. But, some areas have turned the ground zero into tourist attractions, such as “boat on the rooftop” in post-tsunami Aceh and “lava tour” in post-eruptions Mt Merapi in Jogja,
8. Food fiesta. Spicy is one word to describes Indonesian food. Delicious is another word. Rendang, Minangkabau’s beef curry is named as the most delicious food in the world by CNN International. Nasi Goreng is another famous food you may have tried. Try also Indonesian traditional salad such as Gado-gado, Pecel, Karedok, etc.
9. Adventure trips. Other than diving and surfing, this contry offer you many more opportunity to experience the extreme. You love mountaineering, we have 150 volcanoes. You want to do rafting, we have many rivers ready for you. Caving operators are plenty. Cave tubing is also available.
10. We are friendly. Touts hassle you all the time. Taxi drivers try to cheat on you. Travel agents want to rip you off. They all happen in Indonesia. But they also happen in other countries. Only a few people are actually want to take advantage of you. A majority others are friendly, helpful, and particularly nice to foreigners.
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