Indonesia

Country number:
55
Territory number:
59
"Once you see the drivers in Indonesia you understand why religion plays such a part in their lives."
Erma Bombeck

Tales from Indonesia

Bali - Indonesia - Sumatra to Bali Part 3 - South East Asian Filler 5

Then onto to Besakih, the biggest temple in Bali, which has hundreds of smaller temples within it. Each of the houses also has...
Then onto to Besakih, the biggest temple in Bali, which has hundreds of smaller temples within it. Each of the houses also has its own intricate shrine, so the whole countryside is littered with curlicues and carvings
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Java - Indonesia - Sumatra to Bali Part 2 - South East Asian Filler 4

Java has much more traffic and urbanisation. Perhaps they are fertile enough already down here. We are stopped by the police for an...
Java has much more traffic and urbanisation. Perhaps they are fertile enough already down here. We are stopped by the police for an imaginary traffic infringement. The guide tells us that Indonesia is not nearly as corrupt as it used to be.
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Sumatra - Indonesia - Sumatra to Bali Part 1 - South East Asian Filler 3

The journey takes forever, partly because the Sumatra traffic is so awful and partly because the road is so awful. Miles of palm oil...
The journey takes forever, partly because the Sumatra traffic is so awful and partly because the road is so awful. Miles of palm oil plantations and the accompanying mills
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Indonesia - in a Nutshell

According to the 2004 Global Corruption Report, former President Suharto of Indonesia was the most corrupt leader of all time, embezzling between 15...
According to the 2004 Global Corruption Report, former President Suharto of Indonesia was the most corrupt leader of all time, embezzling between 15 billion and 35 billion USD.
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Indonesia - East of Java - Overland from Flores to Bali - South East Asia 15

We use local transport in Flores and are crammed onto local buses along with live chickens, sacks of flour and some very dubious odours..
We use local transport in Flores and are crammed onto local buses along with live chickens, sacks of flour and some very dubious odours..
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