After travelling to some seriously far flung places, Simon Proudman tells us why Yogjakarta in Indonesia is his favourite city in the world.
Jakarta is everything that is good and bad about an Asian city; shopping, poverty, diversity, tension, globalisation, gridlock, development and pollution.
The name Sumatra conjures up images of tigers, rainforest, coffee and the 2004 tsunami, but not cities, a matrilineal society and a rich culinary tradition.
Bali gets a bad rap, but on my recent trip to Indonesia’s hedonistic party island, I was pleasantly surprised and I’m already planning my return trip!
The Jetstar Dreamliner experience is comfortable and relaxing; everything it should be, on this aircraft designed for the next generation of air travellers.
After perusing Flores, we flew to Surabaya on Java and nearby Mt Bromo. We walked around the rim of a volcano and watching the mist roll in over the mountainside.