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.
A frolic with a marine creature seven metres long is an experience to treasure.
You could think of it as a stopover on top of a stopover.
Expat chef on the things you should see and avoid, like a warm Bintang.
It's one of the most infamous volcanoes, right up there with Etna and Vesuvius.
Our coeliac kids reached the ages of seven and nine believing croissants tasted like cardboard until we went to Bali.
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.