The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... [read more]
Date: June 16th 2011
Bali, the famed Island of Gods, is a serious contender as one of the few paradise left on earth. With its picturesque and varied landscape – from rolling hills, towering cliffs and sandy white beaches, it is no wonder why some 3 million tourists make their way yearly towards this small island paradise.