Posts on Indonesia by Kyle the Vagabond:


With over 17,500 islands officially counted, a person could literally spend a lifetime exploring the ins and outs of this sprawling, expansive archipelago. Covering such a large area, it is no surprise that Indonesia literally offers it all. World class

Prakai Trikora, Pulau Bintan

surfing and diving, lush jungle and rainforest trekking, big city life in Jakarta, the famous monkey forest of Bali, the dripping sweat of a teeming marketplace, and idyllic relaxed beaches with cold Bintang on the way. Perhaps impossible to fully explore, travelers are nonetheless invited to simply pick a place and enjoy themselves trying.


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When to go:

Essentially straddling the equator, Indonesia really has only two seasons, those being dry, and wet. Dry season for the majority of the country runs from March-September, with October-February bringing on the rains. While the rain itself is warm and rarely lasts all day, it can make dirt roads impassable and travel a headache to say the least. It’s best to check out Indo in the dry season. For surf, the summertime from June-September is when the reefs of Bali and the Mentawais come alive.

The Vagabond’s Personal Favorites

1. Hang poolside on Pulau Bintan

Treat yourself to a few nights of luxury in Bintan Resorindots

2. Prakai Trikora, Pulau Bintan

Relax with an ice cold Bintang in your over the water bungalow in this sleepy east coast village.

3. Soak up chaotic Tanjung Pinang, Pulau Bintan

Catch a dragon boat race by the harbor or get lost in a sea of motorcycles and markets in this energetic port capital.

Posts on Indonesia by Kyle the Vagabond:

Pulau Bintan (2009)


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Lauren W October 31, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Kyle! How could you have already come through Indo without letting me give you a personal tour of Yogyakarta and hereabouts?!? Can I convince you to wander back to Java sometime soon? Would also be happy to hook you up with friends in other parts of this country if you want to see other places… Solid website, and an equally great concept! I wish you well, brother! 🙂


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