Backpacking: Indonesia in Three Weeks
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Indonesia - a fascinating country that appeals to all tastes
Indonesia lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, and is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests and magical islands. In fact, the entire country is a collection of islands, over 18,000 of them. Only 6,000 of these islands are inhabited, but that's still a lot so it's well worth making an itinerary for holidays and backpacking trips. Backpacking is the budget friendly way to see Indonesia, a the country has a good infrastructure of hostels and backpacker's hotels. Popular destinations include Jakarta and Bali, but there are dozens of off the beaten track routes that can be explored.
Dress for success
Choosing appropriate clothing can make the difference between a fantastic experience in Indonesia or a terrible one. Light cotton clothing is ideal for the tropical climate, and the superior grade yarns used at Engelbert Strauss will ensure the comfort of any traveller. With so many locations to choose from it is impossible to fit all of Indonesia into a 3 week backpacking trip. Many backpackers choose to concentrate on Java where the capital city of Jakarta is, and combine it with a visit to the exotic island of Bali. There are plenty of good hostels in Jakarta, and travellers can see highlights like Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Backpackers often take the train to Bandung to visit the amazing bright blue Kawah Putih crater lake, before continuing south to Yogyakarta for UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Hindu temple of Prambanan and the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur.
Plan the trip
Further south, Malang is on the way to the mountains, and backpackers enjoy seeing the spectacular colonial architecture before travelling by minivan to the craters and volcanic landscape of Mount Bromo. There are dozens of routes to choose from but with just three weeks, lots of backpackers opt for the ferry to Bali from Ketapang Port. Bali boasts some of the world's very best surfing and scuba diving spots as well as hundreds of wonderful temples. Having the right clothing for all types of outdoor activities is a real plus, and backpackers can find affordable, high quality clothing that won't let them down at www.engelbert-strauss.co.uk