Going Local in Sumatra: Berastagi and Lake Toba

Going Local in Sumatra: Berastagi and Lake Toba Although my destination was only 40 miles from the Medan airport, crude roads and the occasional bovine traffic jam meant that getting to Berastagi took around 2 hours. The public transportation system also meant that this time was spent in the back of a crowded van painted with such vibrant colors that I could have sworn its original use was for transporting clowns.

Finally arriving at my destination, I found myself facing a dusty street lined with shops that seemed to be acting as venues for card games and lively conversations more than actual retail outlets. The fronts of houses were worn and many featured badly chipping paint, but their inhabitants carried a friendly and pleasant air that floated through the streets.

Top 10 Best Bali Beaches

Yogyakarta, Special Region of Java, IndonesiaTravelers come to Bali for its long stretches of white sand beach, crystal clear sea for swimming, strong waves for surfing and volcanic black sands for sunbathing.

There are many types of beach in Bali, from those with big rocks created by corals or lava to those covered wholly with white or black sand. So depending what you look to do at the beach, there are a number of beaches for you to choose from. Whether you are a swimmer or not and if you are with kids, you may well choose from these beautiful beaches below. Look out for the high tide when swimming.

Indonesia Travel Guides

Bali Lombok Travel Guide

Bali Lombok Travel GuideUbud - Lombok - Gili Islands - Mount Rinjani

Java Travel Guide

Java Travel GuideJakarta - Bandung - Dieng Plateau - Karimunjawa - Yogyakarta - Mount Bromo - Surabaya

Sumatra Travel Guide

Sumatra Travel GuideMedan - Lake Toba - Bukit Lawang - Pulau Weh

Flores Sumba Travel Guide

Flores Travel GuideFlores - Komodo National Park - Maumere - Mount Kelimutu Lakes

Sulawesi Travel Guide

Sulawesi Travel GuideMakassar - Tana Toraja - Wakatobi - Bunaken - Manado - Togian Islands

Papua Maluku Travel Guide

Papua Travel GuideBaliem Valley - Jayapura - Lorentz National Park - Raja Ampat


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Must Visit Places

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Many people say that Bali is overrated, too touristy and not worth to visit. I guess it really all depends how you would enjoy Bali.
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Jakarta is filled with sightseeing and tourist attractions, lots of shopping malls and nightlife, food and fun.

Things to Do

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Lombok, known to travelers as Bali before the commercialization, is one the last best kept secret of Indonesia.
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Be it from party to drinking, culture, arts and history or adventures to relaxing, Bali does have a lot of things to do.