Indonesia (/ˌɪndəˈnʒə/ (About this sound listen) IN-də-NEE-zhə or /ˌɪndˈnziə/ IN-doh-NEE-zee-əIndonesian[ɪndonesia]),[lacks stress] officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia [rɛpublik ɪndonesia]),[lacks stress] is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacificoceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than thirteen thousand islands.[12] At 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles), Indonesia is the world’s 14th largest country in terms of land area and the 7th largest in terms of combined sea and land area.[13] With over 261 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Austronesian and Muslim-majority countryJava, the world’s most populous island,[14] contains more than half of the country’s population.

 

 

An amazing Borobudur tour

I had seen it covered in mist, with brilliant blue skies, dowsed in torrential rain and warming to the rising sun but I had not seen it with my own eyes. The pictures of the amazing Borobudur are all over Instagram and I loved it so it was sealed we were off on a...

Holiday Inn Bandung Indonesia

As we walked into the lobby at Holiday Inn Pasteur I was so worried. It looks so beautifully clean, stylish and neat. This was not something we were used to and I was concerned our kids would be disturbing all the business people that would be staying...

Zest Hotel in Jogjakarta

Flying in from Bali we landed in Yogjakarta mid-afternoon. As a family who travels with teens and tweens, we stay in all types of accommodation from budget to midrange, from independent to chain hotels. We need to have rooms that can provide for us all and where we...

Surviving Kuta Beach Bali with kids

As we stepped out of our hotel's minivan we had no idea what was awaiting us as we walked up to Kuta Beach. Within minutes we were fully surrounded by about 20 people all trying to sell us something. There was yelling, grabbing and that was just us trying to get out...

Things to do in Bali with teenagers and tweens

Bali is a tropical paradise known for its beaches, markets, temples and cheap holidays. It attracts people from all around the world and Bali has plenty to offer family travellers. You will find plenty to do in Bali with teenagers, teens, kids and toddlers. No matter...

Indonesia’s best spots for family travel outside Bali

  When most people think of holidays in Indonesia, especially family trips, one place jumps immediately to mind: Bali. This is not without good reason, Bali’s reputation as a tropical paradise and a haven for tourists has been well established for decades. What many...

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