ndonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.
I traveled across the world to find my paradise, and finally found it on the last stop in my year abroad. Bali is heaven on earth. Here you can find some of the best things to do, eat, drink, and experience anywhere in the world. What makes it even better is the inexpensive prices and friendly locals.
Knowing where to stay and what to do in Ubud before you arrive, can make your experience in this beautiful place even more enjoyable. Found in the center of the island, Ubud is Bali’s cultural and spiritual centre.
Lombok is one of Indonesia’s most fascinating islands, where Islam and Hinduism meet, and tropical rainforests merge with Austronesian savannahs. My getaway guide goes over where to stay, what to do, food and drink, and what to pack when visiting Lombok island.
The moment I stepped foot on Indonesia I felt a colorful energy radiate through my body. It was as if I had found my paradise. For me, this has been the best country on earth. It could be the beautiful mix of different languages, religions, and cultures that are found on its many, many islands.