Indonesia is one of those countries that is almost always a great value for travelers from the west. Whether you’re traveling with USD, Canadian money, Euros, or Australian Dollars, you’re going to find Indonesia affordable.
2016 is a great year for those with strong currencies to take off and travel the world. Indonesia is a not to be missed stop.
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With thousands of islands and hundreds of unique people groups, Indonesia isn’t just another country, it’s a smorgasbord of cultural diversity. Be sure to get off the beaten path and learn How to Travel Like a Local.
One example of that off the beaten path cross cultural exchange? Attending a Funeral in Tana Toraja.
Tips: Take cigarettes as a gift for the family. Remember to roll your rice balls with your right hand. Be prepared to take some of the most up close and personal graphic photographs of water buffalo sacrifice of your life. Film doesn’t quite capture the smell.
Explore Indonesia by Motorbike. Oh yes. You want to do this. But only if you’re a confident driver. Rent a helmet too. Make sure your traveler’s insurance covers you. Then throw yourself into the fray. This is definitely traveling like the locals do.
Take some Traditional Balinese Cooking Lessons while you’re in Bali. These are easily arranged in Denpasar or Ubud. Indonesia is a kaleidoscope of flavors, why not learn how they come together and take some recipes home as souvenirs from your trip?