Information about Indonesia
All new arrivals in Indonesia, local guides teach a pathos legend: it turns out that at first the island of Bali was equipped by gods only “for themselves” – and only later they decided to open it for people. We must say that today’s heirs of the ancient demiurge take a decent rent from the island’s guests: you won’t call Indonesia a cheap destination. However, this country offers a truly quality vacation that justifies its value, and the flow of those wishing to rest “as gods” grows with each passing season.
There are two main categories of tourists that Indonesia is attracted to: experienced travelers are on the lookout for new experiences and no less affluent newlyweds enjoying their wedding trip. If prices are not confusing, the only “but” may be only the duration of the flight.
Hotels in Indonesia
There are very high quality and comfortable hotels In Indonesia. There are hotels of 3, 4, 5 stars, in addition, many “fives” can be described as “where luxury”. The hotels are all very clean and civil, do not drink tap water – bottled drinking is provided free of charge.
Power in major cities and tourist areas – 220 V, 50 Hz, in some remote areas may be 110 V. In Jakarta, there is accommodation for any purse: from inexpensive mini-hotels and boarding houses to luxury international chain offices. The resorts have popular bungalows, cottages and villas (you can rent them fully or partially), as well as luxury hotels with private spas and golf clubs. Bed in a capital hostel will cost from IDR 90,000, room for two in 2* – from IDR 155,000, 5* – from IDR 360,000, apartments – from IDR 200,000 per day.
On Bali it is possible to stay at campsite from IDR 190,000 for a double tent, hostels from IDR 30,000 for a bed in a dormitory room, three for IDR 150,000, fives for 555,000 IDR for a villa from IDR 260,000 for a day .
Cuisine and restaurants of Indonesia
Over the centuries, Indonesia has developed an interesting mix of Chinese, Indian and traditional island cuisines. The basis of the local diet is rice “nasi”, which is cooked in broth or banana leaves, rice chips are made from it, fried with different ingredients or simply served with vegetables, richly flavored with sauce. Pork is almost not eaten here, but other types of meat and seafood are cooked with great ingenuity.
In Indonesia, you can try all kinds of culinary exotics: “swallow’s nest” in chicken broth, shark fin soup, cuttlefish with rice and greens, frog legs in dough and fried locust. Of course, there are more familiar European stomach dishes: kebabs “sate”, omelette with nuts and herbs “wabi”, baked in banana leaf tuna fish or mashed potatoes, smoked mackerel, roasted crabs.
Spicy food is drunk with cold water and sweet iced tea. Also fresh juices (for example, Indonesian mandarin es-jerk), coconut milk and milk with rice and palm sugar, “bajitur”, crushed ice with sugar syrup and beans, ginger tea are common. Alcohol is hardly consumed in the country, but in northern Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali, where Islam is less common, you can drink a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. The country produces good local wines, palm vodka “arak” and beer “tuak” from the juice of palm flowers.
The largest selection of food establishments awaits tourists in Jakarta: there are cafes with national flavor, and establishments with Chinese, Indian, Japanese menus. In general, the cuisine in Java is as adapted to European tastes as possible: there are few exotics, but dishes from the usual vegetables, legumes, chicken and beef in a variety of combinations. There are more traditional cafes with interesting interiors and treats with peppercorns in Sumatra. And on Bali island – all at once: any gastronomic whim for your money. Jimbaran, for example, is famous for its fish restaurants: there are giant aquariums with live fish, shellfish and crustaceans at the entrance, so the visitors can choose their own delicacy.
Materials are from the site: tonkosti.ru