Experience culture, history and adventure in Java – A travel blogger’s guide to the best places to visit and things to do in Java.
No matter where you go in Java, getting there is most of the battle. I had been warned that traffic was pretty crazy there, but after living in Los Angeles and frequenting New York City I figured this would be easy. Not quite… A journey of 15 miles took well over an hour – three lanes of traffic turned into 4 lanes of cars accompanied by thousands of mopeds, motorcycles and occasional horse-drawn carriage filling in the gaps between lanes. If I were to describe it in a simple phrase, it would be “Insanity at a snail’s pace”.
Pack your patience and light clothing as it is warm in Indonesia. This tropical destination straddling the equator can vary from humid hell to scorching-hot death mixed with a good bit of haze and monsoonal rains. Don’t let a little bit of weather stop you from exploring some of the most amazing destinations on planet earth.