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Best of Indonesian Travel, 2017

If you’re looking for one last travelling experience to indulge upon in the year 2017, then let that be a travelling experience that takes you through Indonesia. You should do so because, whether it’s bustling cities or serene nature that you prefer to see when you travel, Indonesia has it all to offer. For advice on exactly where you should head to whilst travelling Indonesia, and what to do whilst you’re there, make sure to read.

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The Province of Bali

There are a host of beautiful islands to head to on our planet, but none are more beautiful than the Indonesian islands. And, none of these 17,508 Indonesian islands are better than Bali.

Bali is the most recognised Indonesian island and is probably one of the most recognised places in Indonesia in general, and it is so for good reason. It is so because it offers fun for the whole family, no matter how old they are. For children, for instance, there are a host of different activity parks that will keep them entertained for hours on end. There is the Waterbom Park, located on the world famous Kuta street, that is home to a plethora of water rides that allow children to have wild and wet fun like no other place in the world. And, there is the Treetop Adventure Park, a park that is dedicated to getting children (and adults) as close to nature as possible in as fun a way as possible. This park is home to a number of different courses and circuits that allow those that follow them the chance to move from tree to tree in as a safe a way as can be.

But, Bali isn’t just about waterparks and treetop assault courses that will keep the children entertained for days and day, it’s about things that provide fun for adults, too. Specifically, it can provide all you inquisitive adults out there who love finding out about different cultures a chance to, well, find out about Bali culture and Indonesian culture in general. For instance, there is the town of Udud that plays hosts to forests filled to the brim with many different monkey species that call this corner of the world their home; there are many Hindu temples to explore around and learn about (would you expect anything less from a place that is known as the Island of the Gods?); there are the foothills of Mount Batur, an active volcano, to explore; and there are locally farmed rice terraces to take a look at. Basically, there are a host of things to look at that, when looked at, will provide you with an insight as good as any into Indonesian culture.

Bandung, Bali

Bandung is a regency found in the wider reaching province of Bali, but deserves its own credit simply because of how much it has to offer for nomads of all travelling dispositions.

For instance, some of the most interesting Dutch Colonial architecture to be found in all of Indonesia is plotted in Badung, which means this is a great place for historians, especially those concerned with the history of European Colonialism in Southeast Asia, to visit. And, there are just as many cultural attractions to be found here, too, so that those who aren’t as keen on history can enjoy themselves just as much. There is, for example Jalan Legian which offers much in the way of shopping and nightlife, and Pandawa Beach that offers even more in the way of tranquility and relaxation. It is for these reasons, and the fact that it is much cooler in relation to other parts of Indonesia, that makes Badung a hotspot for travellers. In fact, these reasons make Badung not just an ideal place to travel to but they make it an ideal place to move to for those who truly wish to relocate to Southeast Asia, too. If anybody wished to do just, then they would have to access a trustworthy site such as https://rumahdijual.com/bandung/ in order to find themselves the perfect Badung residence. And, once they’d found this perfect residence, they’d have to book themselves a one way flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport!

Sumatra, Sunda Islands

Indonesia is known as The Emerald of the Equator, a name given to it by Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker, because of its abundance of beautifully natural and lush rainforests. And, there is no place in Indonesia that is famed more for its rainforests than Sumatra.

The rainforests In Sumatra, that have been given UNESCO World Heritage credibility and now come under the prestige title of being national parks, really are a sight to behold. There is the forest known as Gunung Leuser, the forest known as Bukit Barisan Selatan and the forest known as Kerinci Seblat, and upon a visit to any of these forests you’ll be able to see a host of native things. You’ll be able to see flora and fauna that is only found in this specific part of the world and nowhere else in Southeast Asia, let alone in the world. And, you’ll be able to see specific types of animals that also cannot be found anywhere else in the world either. Yes, you’ll see tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants, cuckoos and orangutans, but you’ll types of these animals that are native to this part of the world, and hence have the term Sumatran prefixing their name. So, you won’t just see a tiger (at a safe and controlled distance, by the way), you’ll see a very specific type of tiger called the Sumatran tiger!

Sumatra isn’t just a place to visit for those of you out there who have horticultural tendencies or just love seeing types of animals that you’ve never seen before. No, there are many other things to do in Sumatra that don’t include trekking through a rainforest. You could, for instance, visit the infamous Mesjid Raya Baiturrahman mosque and take in the sight of its minaret, white walls and black dome for yourself rather than just looking at pictures of it on postcards. Or, you could pay a visits to the extremely sad but extremely poignant Tsunami Museum. Here, you would be able to see just what devastation the not-so-long-ago Tsunami caused on this part of the world; the walk down the tunnel that mimics Tsunami waves is something that can’t be missed upon a journey here. Or, those of you who like to live on the wild side could not only journey up the volcano known as Gunung Sibayak, but could take the forest path that leads to it; this is a path that is deemed to be that dangerous that a professional guide will have to go with you if you do decide to take it!

Indonesia is a great place to travel to now and will undoubtedly continue to be a great place to travel to for years to come. It is a place where culture can be felt immeasurably. It is a place where history and the modern day is celebrated fervently and in equal measures. It is a place when young and old can have the experience of a lifetime. It is the only place where specific types of wildlife can be found. It is one of the only places where a true Southeast Asian travelling experience can be experienced safely and without much restriction. Truly, it is just a place that must be visited in your lifetime!

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You Wouldn’t Have Heard Of These Amazing Islands!

Our world is fantastic and full of unique places we have never heard about. Islands are some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. You should see these amazing islands that exist, but people often don’t know about them. Most of the islands boast beautiful scenery and beaches and look like they can’t possibly be real.



Andros in the Bahamas


The Bahamas is known for its incredible white beaches, glamorous nightlife, and hot weather. Most people have heard of its capital Nassau, and this is where holidaymakers regularly go. However, Andros in the Bahamas is named as one of the largest islands in the Bahamas but is the least well known. The island boasts the world’s oldest dive shop and has extensive underwater caves for people to explore. The island is rich in ancient rituals, and there is extensive history and culture to discover, as it dates back to the 1400’s. There are crystal clear waters, and Andros has the second largest reef in the Western Hemisphere. Read Here about other islands you might not have heard of.



Folegandros in Greece


Closer to home, Greece has many secret islands people don’t know about. Most people think they know Greece’s islands, which are always a top holiday destination. Rhodes, Corfu, Kefalonia, Santorini and Crete are just a few of the main ones who have thousands of visitors every year. However, many people have not heard of Folegandros. The island looks very similar to Santorini, with its beautiful white buildings, and it’s set in high cliffs. The island also has cobbled streets and many shops. As most people haven’t heard of it, it’s not a touristy area and only has access via a ferry service. The beaches are also superb. See here for more islands in Greece you won’t have heard of.


Thanda Island in Tanzania


Tanzania in Africa is visited for its beautiful beaches and safari holidays. Most people would have heard of Zanzibar, and this is where most of the tourists go. Thanda Island is one of the world’s most exclusive tropical islands, and individuals have not heard about this unique destination. Thanda private island is located between the mainland of Tanzania and Mafia Island and is only accessible via boat or helicopter! It boasts beautiful marine life and is full of history. It is also home to some of the world’s best wildlife and has some of the best reefs for snorkeling.


El Nido, Palawan


Palawan is one of the largest areas in the Philippines and is known for its beautiful wildlife and aquatics. Its beaches are often overlooked for other destinations such as Bali and Thailand. However, as described here, Palawan’s less known El Nido is an amazing island people don’t know about. El Nido has white sand beaches and has many coral reefs. The island is perfect for diving and also has a lot of history that people don’t know about.


These islands are simply amazing, and we can’t believe that people haven’t heard about them already. Take a look at this video to discover more gorgeous islands that the world should know about.



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