THE ULTIMATE INDONESIA TRAVEL GUIDE
17,000 islands, nearly 100 volcanoes, and dramatic landscapes. Home of a wide variety of flora and fauna, countless cultures, and languages, Indonesia, the 4th country in the world in terms of population, sprawls for over 5,000km along the equator.
While visiting the entire country would take a lifetime, your time in Indonesia will be unforgettable regardless of how much you’ll see.
Keep reading for the ultimate Indonesia travel guide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Language: The official language in Indonesia is Indonesian. English is common in tourist destinations as Bali and the Gilis.
Credit cards/ATM: Major credit cards are accepted in upscale restaurants and hotels, but if you’re shopping in local markets, you’ll need cash. ATMs are common in Bali and other major areas/cities (like Jakarta) but not remote areas.
Currency: The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah. 1 USD is equivalent to about 13,998 IDR and 1 € to 16,912 IDR
Plugs: Voltage/frequency is 230V/50Hz; plugs have are type C. Always remember a universal adapter like this one.
Tipping: Tips are not expected but appreciated.
WHEN TO GO
The best time to visit Indonesia is definitely between May and October when the weather is dry and sunny with basically no chances of rain.
November to April is the rainy season, so while prices are much lower than high season, be prepared for intense, yet short, tropical downpours.
– Dress. Avoid too revealing and tight clothes. Never go topless (even in Bali).
Places of worship. Modest garments, both for men and women, are essentials if you plan to visit holy sites.
– Photography. Always ask before taking pics of someone.
– Body Language. Avoid displaying affection in public.
TIPS FOR A PERFECT INDONESIA EXPERIENCE
– Plan in advance
– Find a local driver
– Never run out of cash.
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