The perfect itinerary to travel around Indonesia

I have been receiving lots of emails and Facebook messages for the past months. Some were from friends, friends of my friends or even unknown people that needed help to arrange their itinerary to travel around Indonesia. Everyone wants to plan their very own adventure and everyone has different interests but more or less these were the 2 types of messages I have been reading more.

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Out of the touristic routes: Cimahi

Cimahi is a small city that became independent from Bandung not long ago. It’s a residential area located west of Bandung and is host to military education facilities.

Cimahi together with Bandung are green and hilly and the weather is always chilly and very different from cities such as the hot and polluted Jakarta. Indonesian people are not used to cold temperatures, but they really enjoy that kind of adem places, wich means fresh in bahasa indonesia.

Green Young Coconut © Streets in Cimahi

Green Young Coconut © Streets in Cimahi

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Nusa Ceningan: the Atlantic coast in Asia

Nusa Ceningan, neighbour of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida is a tiny island off the East coast of southern Bali. The wild sea at Blue Lagoon, the sharp rocks, the high cliffs and the bushes and pins make me think of the Atlantic coast in Europe.
Green Young Coconut © Cliffs of Nusa Ceningan

Green Young Coconut © Cliffs of Nusa Ceningan

Even the smell of the vegetation. It could be a reduced version of the Cliffs of Moher in Irleland together with the high lands of the Galician coast in Spain.  Continue reading