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Why we love Indonesia
If temples, volcanoes and beaches are your kind of thing then travelling in Indonesia is also your kind of thing. It’s an archipelago of islands, with new cultures, new food and new experiences every time you switch islands.
You’ve got Bali, that gorgeous Hindu beast with perfect beaches and smiling faces. Then there’s Java with Yogyakarta’s temples and, yes, more volcanoes. Over the waves there’s Lombok and it’s neighbouring slices of paradise, the Gilis.
You can climb Mt Batur for sunrise, wander through rice paddies in Ubud and get a massage or ten in Sanur. You can camp on the slopes of Sengiggi, snorkel reefs and walk through villages where traditional Islamic life is every day life.
If we had to sum up Indonesia in three words it would be: seafood, sunsets and so many surprises (six is the new three).
Safety informationCRIMEBe aware of the risk of street crime and pick-pocketing, particularly in busy tourist areas in Bali, where there has been an increase in reports of bag-snatching. Take sensible measures to protect yourself and your belongings. Avoid having bags obviously on show and carry only essential items. Take particular care of your passport and bank cards and avoid travelling around alone.Credit card fraud is common. Don’t lose sight of your card during transactions. Criminals sometimes place a fake telephone number on ATMs advising customers to report problems. Customers dialling the number are asked for their PIN and their card is then retained within the machine.Beware of thieves on public transport. If you’re travelling by car keep doors locked at all times. Only book taxis with a reputable firm. You can ask your hotel to book one for you, or use taxis from Bluebird, Silverbird or Express groups. These are widely available at hotels and shopping malls in central Jakarta and at Sukarno-International Airport. Don’t use unlicensed taxi drivers at the airport or anywhere else.METHANOL POISONINGThere have been a number of deaths and cases of serious illness of locals and foreigners in Indonesia caused by drinking alcoholic drinks contaminated with methanol. These cases have occurred in bars, shops and hotels in popular tourist areas such as Bali. Take extreme care when purchasing spirit-based drinks, as bottles may appear to be genuine when they are not. Make sure drinks are prepared in your sight and don’t leave them unattended as there have been reports of drink-spiking (with drugs) in clubs and nightspots.
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