Passengers arriving in Bali international airport

COVID RESRICTIONS EASED – Two main Visa options for holiday visitors to Indonesia

As of October 2022, it’s relatively easy for holiday travelers to visit Indonesia, provided you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and intend to stay for no more than 30 days. There …

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Students at Jogjakarta lamguage school playing games as part of learning Indonesian

Beating the language Barrier – understanding and being understood when you visit Indonesia

Most of us fear finding ourselves in a foreign country where we are unable to speak a word of the language. This is perfectly understandable. Not so long ago it …

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Staff of Indonesian medical centre in full PPE during the COVID Pandemic

Staying healthy when you visit Indonesia – what are the risks? How good is the care?

You probably wouldn’t give too much thought to health issues if planning a holiday in Bali, right? Yet if you are like most people, you might get all get all …

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Western woman haggling for souvenirs

Haggling and bargaining in Indonesia – the when, the where and the how

Many Westerners find the idea of public bargaining for goods and services uncomfortable, even a little distasteful. Unlike the societies of Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, it’s just …

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Indonesian money changer counting banknotes

Managing your travel money in Indonesia – safely, easily, and without being ripped off

Dealing with strange ‘foreign’ money in unfamiliar places can be daunting. Especially if you are a first-time visitor grappling with banknotes in unfamiliar colors with stratospherically high denominations.  I well …

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