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Travel Guide For Indonesia

Indonesia, my home away from home! I’m sure you’ve heard about the beaches of Bali before, which are pretty much the equivalent of heaven on Earth. But there’s more to Indonesia than just Bali. Hear me out: ancient temples, incredible cuisine, unique wildlife, stunning national parks, countless islands and world-class relaxation – did I convince you yet?

If you ask me, I’d say that Indonesia is a country worth visiting at least once in your lifetime. AT LEAST! I already spent two entire years here during the pandemic, so trust me that I know what I’m saying. Some of the best places to visit in Indonesia include Bali (duh!), Lombok, Gili Islands, Komodo National Park and more.

Ready for your Indonesia trip? If the answer is yes, I recommend checking out all my articles about this unforgettable country here, so you will be fully prepared to visit Indonesia.

Things To Know Before You Go – Indonesia

Currency

The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). 1 USD is the equivalent of 14,171 IDR.

Languages

The main language spoken here is Indonesian, which is very similar to Malay.

Religions

The main religion of Indonesia is Muslim - around 87% of the population. Although the island of Bali is predominantly Hindu.

Best Time To Travel

The best time to visit Indonesia is in May, June and September, also known as the middle season. Peak season is in July and August. The best time to visit Bali is during summer (June, July and August).

Visas

Good news: you don’t need a visa for Indonesia if you’re staying for no more than 30 days.

Vaccines

There are no official requirements for vaccines in order to enter Indonesia but, for your own safety, it is required to have these two taken before your trip: Hepatitis A and Typhoid.

SIM Cards

It is recommended to buy a prepaid SIM card upon your arrival. Telkomsel is the most popular choice among travellers for the most consistent signal.

Bali

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Lombok

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Gili Islands

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Komodo

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I’m a travel enthusiast, content creator and sun seeker extraordinaire! I love a good matcha latte, am obsessed with hats and like to give human names to the stray animals that I befriend on my travels ( I’m talking about you, Lesley!) In 2018 I took the leap and switched my London lifestyle for continuous adventures abroad.

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