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Malaysia is really like two countries in one, split in two by the South China Sea. The peninsula is a multicultural buffet of flavors Malays, Chinese and Indians while the Borneo rainforest is home to a smorgasbord of wild orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes. Within and across these two very different regions are an impressive array of microcosms ranging from space-age skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to the people of Sarawak longhouse of smiling and calm beaches and dusty Perhentian Islands. And we mention the food? Malaysia (especially along the mainland coast, west) is one of the best assortments of delicacies in the world.

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Start with Chinese-Malay ‘Nonya’, go to India on banana leaf curry, law Chinese, Malay spicy food stalls, and even some western food amazing. However, despite all the pockets of ethnic groups, religions, landscapes and sometimes very large distances between them, the beauty of Malaysia lies in the fusion of all this, in a country that is one of the most safer, more stable and easier to manage in Southeast Asia.



Adventure looms large in this vast archipelago, steaming, where the best of melange simmers tantalizingly spicy Southeast Asia. Heady aromas, colors, spectacular scenery and cultures several times and multiply to the point of exhaustion, their potent brew leaving your senses reeling.

Ecuador ripple through nearly 5,000 kilometers, Indonesia covers more than 17,000 islands, two thirds of which are inhabited and richly layered with character. In Sulawesi, the elaborate funeral ceremonies and timeless traditions of Tana Toraja are light years ahead of the surfing culture of Lombok. But so are the mighty saddle Toba Batak mansions Danu of the volcanic lakes of Sumatra from the mummies and deeply etched gorges of Papua Baliem Valley. The resorts and restaurants of Bali pamper precocious style cats, while at the same time exhausted backpackers are adopted by host families in Kalimantan.

Indonesia’s cities are in a constant state of urban evolution, where dense populations, technology and construction live in hectic symbiosis. But most of the archipelago’s territory remains unexplored, concealing a wealth of cultures and a variety of landscapes. Rice fields and ancient sultanates in Oceania Java are humbled by haunting volcanic cones. Maluku alabaster beaches and desert islands remain pristine while the tourist trail heads elsewhere. The forests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Papua are zoological wonders, revealing the monkeys, stoic sun bears naughty, leopards, orangutans and remarkable marsupials.
And then there are micromoments equally exquisite, but totally unexpected, impromptu English lessons to school children, instant friendships we piled up, giving ear to his rider becak … In Indonesia there are plenty of reasons to pause, except when dodging traffic at full speed – but that’s all part of the adventure.

Indonesian Vacation Guide

IndonesiaIndonesia is a mosaic of peoples and ethnicities which combines Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and animists. Each at its own pace, from traditional to more frantic. Indonesia is also a multitude of islands shelled in the middle of the Indian Ocean waters capricious. Nature is no exception: in the impenetrable jungles of Sumatra still evolving tigers, elephants, snakes, orangutans. In Java, the volcanic mountains vie scenery. Nusa Tenggara and Sulawesi islands are outside the norm, which fiercely protect foreign cultures.

You will understand, Indonesian Vacation, this lush island is fascinating. Generous and multicultural Indonesia invites the traveler to the scenery … and it succeeded.

The temple of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, was built not far from Merapi volcano, at the intersection of two valleys watered by rivers and Progo Elo. Perfect proportions, it measures 123 m wide and 34.50 m high. The temple of Borobudur is built with nearly 1.6 million blocks of volcanic stone. It is a World Heritage of Humanity. Fertile, easy access while protected area of Borobudur is a green rice paddies and palm trees.

Yogyakarta, a city full of wealth and prestigious city: the nearby volcano Merapi, the trace of his former kingdoms (Borobudur, Prambanan), a densely populated, multi-arts, a royal city, a young and creative city! A city not to be missed, it is also the most visited Java.