Category Archive: Java

TRAVEL TIPS: How to Extend an Indonesian Tourist or Social Visa

TRAVEL TIPS: How to Extend an Indonesian Tourist or Social Visa  In my Guide to Indonesian Visa Options I detail the three types of visas available to travelers to Indonesia. In brief, they are Visa On Arrival, Tourist Visa and Social Visa. Not surprisingly, each has its own particular rules for extensions. Before you head …

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TRAVEL TIPS: Guide to Indonesian Visa Options

TRAVEL TIPS: Guide to Indonesian Visa Options  Recently I’ve met a lot of travelers who don’t know that it’s quite easy to visit Indonesia for 6 months at a time, without leaving the country. Many are veteran travelers who have been moving around Asia for many years, even many decades. But even they don’t know …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Stunning Mt Bromo Volcano – Java Indonesia

PHOTO GALLERY: Stunning Mt Bromo Volcano – Java Indonesia Volcanic Mt Bromo is one of Java, Indonesia’s primary tourist attractions. Both domestic and international travelers list Bromo at the top of their agendas. One reason it’s so popular is its super easy access. Let’s face it, most volcanoes are not very easy to reach. But …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Kawah Ijen Volcano – Java – Indonesia

PHOTO GALLERY: Kawah Ijen Volcano – Java – Indonesia Ijen Volcano lies in eastern Java. It’s famous for its startling milky-green crater lake & the collection of sulfur, which is carried out inside the crater. Climbing up the volcano’s steep trail to the crater rim is a popular excursion for travelers. I teamed up with …

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Travel Tips for Visiting Java Indonesia

stone carvings - Borobudur Temple - Java - INdonesia

Travel Tips for Visiting Java Indonesia  What to see and do in Java: “Visit Java for its scenery, natural wonders and cultural highlights. Skip the towns.” Java has lots of beautiful natural scenery, including exotic volcanoes, steeply terraced rice fields, flat rice fields, wide sweeping beaches, national parks, forests, plantations and mountains. Java is also …

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Java Indonesia- Summary of My Trip Around East Java

Java Indonesia- Summary of My Trip Around East Java My recent two-week trip through East Java (Java Timor) did not quite go as planned. I’d wanted to explore the region by motorbike. I would have driven freely through Java’s scenic mountains, visited three somewhat-remote coastal national parks, zipped out to several gorgeous beaches, motored up …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Java Indonesia

PHOTO GALLERY: Java Indonesia Java is one of Indonesia’s largest and most important islands. Home of the capital city, Jakarta; tropical island full of stunning and varied topographies; historically rich land of ancient Hindus, Buddhists, Moslems and European colonizers. Most noteworthy for visitors are Java’s ancient temples, spectacular volcanoes, and intriquing daily culture. I just …

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TRAVEL UPDATE: First Impressions of Java Indonesia

view of East Java from Bali

TRAVEL UPDATE: First Impressions of Java Indonesia A few days ago I landed on the far eastern tip of Java, Indonesian by a one-hour ferry from Bali. We crossed a sea channel full of supremely treacherous-looking, churning waters. Right in the midst of an otherwise calmly bobbing sea appeared strange round water spots of incredibly …

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PHOTO GALLERY: VOLCANO HIKING IN JAVA, INDONESIA

PHOTO GALLERY: VOLCANO HIKING IN JAVA, INDONESIA My first trip to Indonesia was to Java. I took my bike with me from Bangkok. Starting in Jakarta, I explored the city by bicycle, pedaled to Bogor city then up into the nearby mountains. From there I began hiking many of Java’s mountains and volcanoes. One of the highlights of …

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