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The stunning scenery and diverse cultural heritage of Flores, offer all sorts of possibilities for adventure, from trekking to see the island’s isolated indigenous tribes to scaling awe-inspiring volcanoes.
Nearly 40 years ago, when some of the first foreigners began traveling to the Indonesian Island of Lombok, a local English teacher was their first contact; today Mr Radiah is still welcoming visitors.
Indonesia’s diversity ensures it endless potential as a holiday destination, like the islands of Karimunjava, a new beach idyll of extraordinary beauty in the Karimunjava National Park.
Kotagede, a historic neighborhood of Yogyakarta, is the perfect place to get lost in; wondering down its maze of alleyways, narrow streets, exploring what was once the splendor of Java’s Mataram Kingdom.
Experience the Pasola, or mounted spear-fighting competition, which takes place on the uniquely spiritual island of Sumba, where animist beliefs and ancestral worship are still practiced to this day.
Experience Bali’s world-famous art hamlet Ubud at sunrise when vendors arrive for the local market and the sun glances through the green dew-covered rice terraces, filling them with radiant light.
In Bali, one type of wedding custom is known as ngerorod, which is basically a very dramatic way to flee from kidnappers.
Not only is Yogyakarta the cultural seat of Java, it’s home to the city’s shopping mecca Malioboro Street where visitors can browse endlessly for bargains, dine and be exquisitely entertained.
Being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, and harboring around 130 active volcanoes, Indonesia is by far the most volcanically active place on the planet.