Indonesia

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Indonesia.

A magical country made up of over 17,500 islands!

And “magical” is right… 

I mean breathtaking waterfalls cover the island, magnificent temples are everywhere you look, there’s a rich and inviting culture to experience, the tropical climate is gorgeous, the lush rice terraces run on without end and don’t even get me started on the food!

Here's what you can expect

The best time to visit Indonesia, specifically Bali, is during their dry season from May to September.

🌧January: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

🌧February: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

🌧March: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

🌧April: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

May: Dry Season (Blue Skies & Sunshine) ☀

June: Dry Season (Blue Skies & Sunshine) ☀

July: Dry Season (Blue Skies & Sunshine) ☀

August: Dry Season (Blue Skies & Sunshine) ☀

September: Dry Season (Blue Skies & Sunshine) ☀

🌧October: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

🌧November: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

🌧December: Wet Season (expect short bursts of rain) 🌧

The official language is Indonesian or Bahasa (meaning “language”) Indonesia.

Most people within the tourism market do, however, speak English.

The currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Not going to lie, this was a little confusing to adjust to.

1 ZAR = IDR 1,000.00

1 USD = IDR 13,500.00

1 EUR = IDR 15,500.00

1 GBP = IDR 18,000.00

1 THB = IDR 400.00

Card facilities are not found everywhere you go in Indonesia, so make sure you have money on you to be safe. We withdrew as much as we could from the ATMs and then just kept our daily budget on us as we left the house.

All rates are very rough 5-year averages, just so you can get an idea.

We highly recommend hiring a motorcycle and driving around yourself. For this, however, you will need to have an international driver’s licence, which you must get from your own country before leaving.

Other options are:

  • Grab (taxi hailing app)
  • GoJek (motorbike taxi hailing app)
  • Taxicabs
  • Hire a car
  • Hire a minibus and driver for the day

Type C and F plug points at 230V/50Hz.


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  1. Jungle tribes are still said to exist in Papua Indonesia.
  2. There are many active volcanoes. During a nice dinner out in 2019, Mount Agung erupted and we watched as the ash fell all around us.
  3. Your right hand is the only one you should extend to others, whether you’re eating or paying, the left is considered dirty.
  4. When shopping at markets, haggling is expected and not rude – smiling is your best tool.
    Starting at 50% of the asking price is a good place to start.
  5. The name Ubud comes from the Balinese word Ubad, meaning medicine, as the town was originally a prominent source of herbs and plants used in medicines.
  6. Tammy’s Grandmother was born and raised in Lombok Indonesia

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