Savannah Grace

Indonesia Photo Essay

Again this weeks country is on my wish list.  Mom, Ammon and Dad have all been there though. This is what they say about it:

What a beautiful country with its 17000+ islands, excellent diving,  more volcanoes than anywhere else, rare animals, exotic ruins and 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

There is so much to see and do in Indonesia. We went to see the Komodo dragons on their very own island, visited Prambanan an 8th century Hindu temple compound that is now a world heritage site and Borobudur a 9th century Buddhist temple the largest in the world also a UNESCO site.  Visited the large cities as well as walking through the quiet small villages. Rode motorcycles up to the coloured lakes of  Kelimutu National_Park and hiked back down. We travelled by ferries to several islands including Bali. Snorkeling and diving are great because 20% of the world’s coral reefs are in Indonesia, there are over 3,000 different species of fish and the water is warm. 🙂

There are also orangutans and the Rafflesia arnoldii  to see.  We were lucky to go see those in Borneo Malaysia.

The food is good.  Getting around is cheap and very easy although the ferries are the slowest we have ever been on and at times it seemed we could have swum across faster.

The people are very friendly and helpful and we stayed with a several couch surfers. It’s the most populous muslim nation though culturally it is very different from the middle east.

We wouldn’t hesitate to go back there some day and see more of this amazing country.

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Love the flowers in the tropics

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Children from the village on the island of Flores.

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Waiting at the train station. Mom and her colourful backpack.


Old with the new

Kelengkeng fruit

Kelengkeng fruit or longan is our new favorite. We couldn’t get enough of them.

Ferry boat

Ferry boats seem to be the slowest in the world.

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Maggie the moms backpack sharing the bus roof with a goat.


Stunning views throughout the country

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Fishing boats

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Komodo Island home of the Komodo Dragons

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An active volcano

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Beautiful views on the Island of Flores

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A very delisious meal

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A beautiful view from the island of Flores

Rice fields

Lush rice fields

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Kelimutu National Park

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Traffic in Jakarta

Komodo dragon

Komodo dragaons are the largest lizzards and extremely venomous.

National Monument

The National Monument is a 132 m tower in the centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta

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Big city life.

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Village life.

Water supply

This is the shower and toilet water and it was completely full of mosquito larva. You have to do what you have to do 🙂


So beautiful


A raised bus stop


Rickshaws and McDonalds


A very lovely home in the country

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Indonesia sunset

You can never have enough beautiful sunsets in life.

Stay tuned for more #FridayFotos. Next week is Iran

View more photos of Indonesia here..

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Savannah Grace

5 replies »

  1. Great country. Love your photos. My wife is from Makassar on Sulawesi Island. Yogya is one of my favorite places with Borobudur and Prambanan. Keep traveling.



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