Java is an exotic mix of old and new.
This unspoilt haven for surfers with a thriving local culture also happens to be home to the best hotel in the world.
When you need some time out, Bawah offers the perfect hideaway.
Nowhere else can you get such spicy salads, such colourful cakes with excellent coffee and a dish named after Barack Obama.
An easy ferry trip from Jakarta, tiny Pramuka is best explored from the water or on foot.
Yes it is possible to find a green haven amid the choking chaos that is Jakarta.
Astounding puppets, spicy tucker and super polite locals are just some of this city's assets.
It's a smokey, heady scent that fills the Indonesian air; a combination of tropical fruits, grilled chicken, or smokey motorbikes as they roar down the street. While farmers in conical hats work their picturesque rice fields, women sashay through markets in batik sarongs. Outside the cities, gamelan music tinkers from ancient temples, and old forests hum with sounds from exotic critters.