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Indonesia Travel Guide
Full country name: Republic of Indonesia
Area: 1,904,569 sq km
Population: 242,97 million (July 2010 est.)
Capital City: Jakarta
Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (the most widely spoken of which is Javanese)
Religion: Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4%
Time Zone: UTC+7
Dialling Code: 62
Electricity: 220V 50 Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Money & Costs:
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Average Yearly Salary: USD 4,000
Geography: Indonesia, the largest archipelago in the world, is located in Southeast Asia and Oceania. The country comprises 17,508 islands all in all, with 5 (Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea) being fundamental. The country shares maritime borders with Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Australia. The country's location make it a place of numerous volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
Climate: Indonesia has a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons: wet and dry. Mountainous region receive the highest rainfall. Humidity averages to about 80%. The average yearly temperature is 26-30 C (79-86 F) throughout the year.
Recommended clothing: Lightweight cotton clothes are recommended throughout the year. Rainwear is essential during the rainy season. Pack warmer clothes if you are planning to travel to upland areas.
Social conventions: Handshaking is the normal form of greeting. If invited to the home, a small souvenir from one's homeland is an acceptable gift, and something for their children is always welcome. Do not give money. Remember that a nod of the head means 'no' and a shake means 'yes'!
Health: There are many health risks associated with traveling to Indonesia, therefore all the necessary immunizations and vaccinations should be taken ahead. Malaria is a risk everywhere, except the larger cities. The dengue fever is present throughout Indonesia, especially during the rainy season. Mosquito repellents and any other possible protection is advised. Travelers' diarrhea is also a major risk; you should only drink bottled water and avoid uncooked meat, salads and unpeeled fruit. Poor sanitation can increase the risk of cholera, typhoid and other diseases. Health care is of a poor quality and very expensive, therefore travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Food & Drink: Indonesian cuisine is formed not only by the local cultures and foreign influences as well. The basis of all Indonesian meals is rice, which are mixed with either fish or meat. The food is usually strong in spices and flavor. Goat and lamb are the most widely used meats. Coconut milk and lemon grass is widely used in cooking. The national Indonesian dish is called Nasi Goreng (fried rice with a fried egg). Some other national dishes include: Kari Ikan (fish curry) and Semur Daging (beef in Soya sauce). The most popular Indonesian drinks are teh (tea) and kopi (coffee). Jasmine and green teas are the most popular varieties of teas drunk in Indonesia. Kopi susu (coffee with sweetened condensed milk) is an Indonesian version of Café au lait. There are also various famous brand soft drinks such as Coca Cola or Fanta.
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Varies between Jan 1 & Feb 30 Chinese New Year
Feb 26 Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
Mar 16 Nyepi (Hindu New Year)
Varies between Mar 22 & Apr 25 Good Friday
May 23 Ascension
May 28 Waisak Day (Buddha's Birthday)
Jul 9 Lailat al Miraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
Aug 17 Indonesian Independence Day
Sep 11 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Varies between Nov 1 & Dec 30 Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Dec 7 Islamic New Year
Dec 25 – 26 Christmas Day/Boxing Day
Middle East Egypt & Middle East - UAE, Dubai & Oman
The land of myths and legends, the home of iconic pyramids and also a perfect place to shop and dine. The city the flows with rich culture and history Egypt and Arabia is also a perfect destinations for escape and seclusions.
Be amazed in the magnificent shore of Red Sea of Egypt. Experience living like Bedouin in the deserts of the UAE. And escape the world and hide in the coves of Oman's spectacular Musandam Peninsula.
When you say tourist destination, Egypt is one of the first thing tourists have in mind, it has been one of the oldest destination in the world. Today it also has been romantic as Italy for honeymooners choose to spend their lovely first days as married couples to marvel the monuments of the Nile Valley, the souks and mosques, and natural wonders of Red Sea with blue water, white sand, colorful coral and laidback lifestyle.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai on the other hand will offer you the same romantic vibe but with the total opposite from Egypt, from the atmospheric old towns and souks to spectacular skyscrapers and alluring night life. Abu Dhabi's modern architecture and cultural heritage combine magnificently with the beauty of the desert. Dubai blends traditional Arabic hospitality with a modern vibe and pristine sandy beaches.
Arabia's pride, Oman, the jewel on its crown is still a largely undiscovered paradise. The nation's capital Muscat is the center of the strong tradition culture and the core of Oman's extraordinary 5,000-year history.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of the city you are welcome in thr remote Musandam Peninsula. It is Arabia's magnificent coastline. The magical honeymoon hideaway awaits, here a landscape of sunburnt ridges and ravines cleaves into the sparkling waters of the Arabian Sea.
If you love beach and diving then Indian Ocean is the perfect honeymoon getaway for you. The Indian Ocean is world-famous for its impressive diving opportunities. They also offer spa retreats and wrap of white-sand beach.
There are many choices that you can choose from; the azure ocean is blessed with its many stunning islands which are all ideal for flawless honeymoon destination.
Maldives will leave you stunned and speechless. Everybody's all time favorite destination, whether an ordinary tourist or honeymooners. The experience will be so unbelievable it will defy belief. They provide you with secluded individual islands which will make you endow with the best vacation of your life.
This paradise on earth is not surprisingly the top honeymoon destination because in the Maldives you'll find brilliant white sands, sparkling aquamarine lagoons and vibrant coral reefs.
The one-of-a-kind Caribbean is the land of exquisite countries and islands, offering something for every tourist. Caribbean can offer you endless possibilities; you will never run out of activities with the endless sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, atmospheric cities, gastronomical delights, havens for dining, snorkeling and sailing, and a unique laidback way of life. Caribbean honeymoon will give you romance and lavishness intertwined with comfortable accommodation, chic facilities and magnificent service.
Each honeymoon destination is inimitable from Cuba to the magnificent beaches and azure waters of Barbados, Jamaica and Antigua; Grenada's stunning rainforest landscape; or Mexico's Mayan ruins, you can never go wrong with Caribbean.
Nothing beats the most romantic city in the world, Italy it is. With its enchanting cities, breathtaking coasts, dazzling culture and world-class cuisine Italy is the romantic capital of the world.
It will provide you the most incredible and unforgettable honeymoon destination. Artist or not, no one can deny the joy of the art and culture of Italian cities. Reminders of empirical past are overflowing in the city of Rome. And pack with Renaissance art Venice and Florence are one artistic cities. Milan on the other hand is renowned as one of Europe's financial and fashion centers. And who doesn't know Romeo and Juliet, and who wouldn't want to visit their home Verona the romantic gem.
These two lakes, Lake Garda and Lake Como are racing their natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. The stunning resort and spectacular bay of Portofino epitomizes the glamour of the Ligurian coast in the northwest.
Tuscany's beautiful landscape has the medieval town of Siena set on it with a pretty town square, a handful of shops, restaurants and two fabulous historic villas form the chic resort of Ravello, located high above Amalfi coast.
British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies
The natural wonders of Western Canada is no doubt at the top of the natural beauties of nature. Extending from temperate Vancouver Island and the nearby Gulf Islands up the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert and the Alaska border, British Columbia has thousands of miles of coastline. The large majority of British Columbia's interior is wilderness which includes seven national parks and fruit-laden Thompson Okanagan growing region. The dramatic Canadian Rockies rise in eastern B.C. but peak in western Alberta. It is highlighted by Banff National Park and rugged Jasper National Park to the north.
This travel destination may be the most underrated for outdoor enthusiasts but this is surely no less than any other travel destination. The Norwegian landscape abounds with open spaces and varied wilderness. You can surely enjoy the wild because Norway is only populated by less than 5 million. The world's best system of public huts and trails for hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter is being maintained by the Norwegian Trekking Association. That's not all, there is so much more to do in Norway, you can surf on white sand beaches above the Arctic Circle, hike the otherworldly Hardangervidda Plateau, and cruise the majestic western fjords for which Norway is most famous.
Money is nothing compare to the experience you will get in visiting the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan only receives a fraction of visitors comparing to its Himalayan mountain scenery rival Nepal not because it is less beautiful but because it is more expensive to got to Bhutan. Bhutan's visa is only about $20 but a pre-requisite is booking with a guide that runs $200 per day and upward (the price includes room, board, and transportation). It may be expensive but certainly is in comparison to neighboring country and for those who can afford it Bhutan truly is a special place: a smaller and quieter version of Nepal preserved from outside influence. And you shouldn't miss its 25-day Snowman Trek. It is considered to be one among the world's most majestic and demanding hikes.
Mecca (Muslim Hajj)
Muslim Hajj is an obligation to every able-bodied Muslim. To complete this, they must go to Mecca, Saudi Arabia at least once in their lifetime. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and during this annual gathering; Muslim pilgrims converge on Mecca where they participate in series of ritual activities.
The tradition of pilgrimage to Mecca was believed to start date back to 2000BCE and the time of Abraham. Now the modern Hajj is modeled after journey of the Prophet Mohammed and his followers from Medina to Mecca. Taking part of the Muslim's tradition is up to 3 million in the rite each yaer.
According to tradition, Jews living in ancient Israel were obliged by the Torah to make pilgrimage to Jerusalem on the three holy occasions of Pesach (Passover), Shavuot and Sukkot. The trips were made in union with special rituals performed at the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. After the destruction of the Temple in the first century, the pilgrimage is no longer compulsory practice for Jews. But hence, despite it, many still choose to travel to Jerusalem. And not only they travel on these occasions but also throughout the year in order to visit sites such as the Western Wall.
St. Peter's Basilica
The Vatican City is no stranger to millions of visitors every year, as the home of the Roman Catholic Church, many visitors choose the city as their travel destination. Adding up to its religious significance for Catholics, marvelous works of art like the Sistine Chapel attract secular tourists in droves.
Popular hotels/best hotels
The Lugger, Cornwall The setting for this 17th-century inn could not be better. Sandwiched between the cliffs in the tiny fishing village of Portloe – the fiercely sloping landscape of which has spared it from development – this whitewashed hotel looks out across the harbour. But it is not just about the location – the 22 rooms are as bright and welcoming as the amiable staff, while the food (given its seafront position, fish features heavily) is superb. If you plan to push the boat out, opt to stay in the miniature cottage for something a bit special.
Mama Shelter, Paris Cheap but chic, with quirky decor by Philippe Starck, and a buzzing bar and restaurant attracting cool Parisians. Beds feel luxurious; standard extras include Kiehl's toiletries, free Wi-Fi and iMac televisions. The bedside fancy-dress masks are possibly not for everyone, but the price is.
Hotel Alpenrose, Wengen, Switzerland This is the best sort of traditional, family-run hotel. You won't find designer furnishings or trappings, but it's a comfortable, well-run three-star set on a plateau at the edge of a pretty Alpine village, with great views over the valley below (opt for a south-facing balcony room). It has a welcoming lounge with log fire, books, games and Wi Fi, friendly owners and staff, and a loyal band of regulars who return year after year to ski or walk in the mountains.
Palazzo Zichy, Budapest This elegantly refashioned former Hungarian count's palace is an impressive fusion of 19th-century Habsburg-era elegance and 21st-century (Italian designer) style. Beautiful, spacious lobby; sleek contemporary rooms; a funky sitting room area; and a great location in a wonderfully atmospheric part of Pest. A bargain to boot.
The Inn at Narrow Passage, Woodstock, Virginia In the heart of rural Virginia, this beautifully restored and homely colonial inn served as Stonewall Jackson's headquarters during the American Civil War. Bedrooms are charmingly old-fashioned and filled with period antiques and each has a working fireplace. Breakfasts are the thing here; try the blueberry pancakes and French toast.
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