Man of the Forest February 3rd 2012 During the last few days in Malaysia I had started reviewing my plans for Indonesia. Originally I had intended to travel Indo by land and sea only from Sumatra to Darwin, however with a 30 day visa it appeared to be a ridiculous idea. Trying to travel over a distance equivalent to London to Nigeria, during rainy season when boats were known to frequently postpone travel or simply sink and roads we ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Bukit Lawang 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
I'm a solo traveller from Britain on my way to work in Australia, before I get there I'm taking the long way round and travelling through Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia before reaching Aus in February 2012.
The initial plan is to travel only by road, rail and boat...however things could change!
Diving in Thailand, white water rafting in Malaysia and surfing in Indonesia - should be great!... full info