Thursday, March 01, 2018

# adventure # Indonesia

How To Explore Indonesia The Right Way

If you have decided that you want to travel around one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Indonesia will be on the lips of many. Any travelers will most likely have this place on their bucket list because it's so magical. They have one of the longest shorelines that you can dip your toes in, plus there are at least one or two beaches on every island. So if you like the sapphire blue water, then this is the place to go - not to mention the waterfalls! One of the most fascinating things about this country is that it holds over 17000 islands, but yet there are over 3000 that are unknown to the public as they are hidden away, still untouched by man. So one can only imagine the beauty and mystery that they hold.

So if you think you're ready to visit paradise - here are all the best ways to explore it.

Stay Longer
If you really want to learn as much as you can about the area, then what better way to do that than renting an apartment? This gives you the option to stay somewhere stable so you don't have to worry about finding cheap accommodation while you're there. It works out cheaper to rent a place rather than overstaying your welcome in various hotels. Sites like give you all the best places to stay around Indonesia. This will also give you more of a sense of security as it'll be like having your own little home, regardless of how much you're familiar with the area. So this is a very safe option.

See the sunset
There are so many beautiful places around Indonesia where you can watch the sunset, but one of the most popular spots is on Senggigi Beach. It's the perfect place to relax due to the white soft sand, and safe swimming areas. It's also the main attraction for surfers because of the good waves that are on offer. Not only that but you have a colourful reef that gives shelter to so much marine life, so it's a brilliant place to snorkel too. But once all of that has been explored, you can walk back to shore, sink yourself into the sand, and watch as the sky goes from blue to a whole array of colours like pinks, purples, reds, oranges, and golds.

Quad bike adventure
If you like a bit of excitement and adrenaline in your life, then what better way to explore the area than on a quad bike? Not only is it fun, but it gives you an exotic look at your surroundings. The environment that Indonesia has is one that needs to be truly appreciated because it's one from postcards thanks to its picturesque scenery. So imagine riding around on the raw terrain with your squad, as you get an up close and personal look at the jungles, fields, rivers, and traditional villages. You don't need to have any experience with quad biking either, so if it's your first time, you will be well taken care of.

Dive amongst the corals
Ride off on the traditional wooden boats, and journey out onto the ocean. Treat yourself to a relaxing day of diving and snorkeling that shows you all the stunning coral and marine life that Komodo has to offer you. There's a local boat that goes out daily, and covers around 12 different dive sites so you really get a variety in the underwater world that you see. You will dive with experienced divers and learn about all the different kinds of currents and channels which will ensure you come across some big fish encounters like explains.

Tantalise your tastebuds
The cuisine that Indonesia has to offer is one of the most vibrant and colourful cuisines in the whole world. This is because it holds such intense flavours that are packed into every bite. It's also such a diverse place, that you can taste so many wonderful dishes all over the country, with many foreign influences that have been taken and used within the preparation of food, in many different ways. You can expect traditional dishes to include foods like noodles, rice, and soup. These are often found on the local street food trucks and restaurants.

Enjoy the nightlife
If you like to party the night away, then Jakarta is one of the best cities to uncover the nightlife that fills it. Also known as the city of life, there are at least 20 of the best nightclubs, with more than 100 bars, and thousands of fine dining restaurants. The clubbing scene over there attracts a lot of higher class locals who go all out to have the most extravagant nights. There a plenty of VIP spots with overflowing amounts of champagne, cash, and beautiful people, so don't be shy to dress up and flaunt what you've got.

The wonder of waterfalls
As mentioned earlier, there are some rather incredible waterfalls that Indonesia has to offer. Lombok holds one of the best, as the waterfall itself isn't just one drop, there are many shots that fly out from between the greenery and rocks, giving it a magical fairyland vibe. It isn't very easy to get to - but that gives you even more of an idea of how beautiful it is because it gives you the adventure to find it. This place is by far a favourite amongst the locals, and they, of course, have an impressive taste. Better yet - you can swim in the water too. Granted, it's cold, but it's an experience that shouldn't be missed.

So now you know the best ways to uncover this magnificent country - take the leap and book your flight out there. Just make sure you bring a camera so you can keep track of all the different places you're about to discover. You could even consider making a vlog so that once your journey is over, you have all the footage to watch back and share with your family and friends.

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