Reasons why you should shop local

One of the most popular activities to partake in when traveling is shopping. During our travels, we frequently make purchases of many kinds, including food, apparel and accessories, souvenirs, and other items to bring back home. But were you aware that if you insist on buying local goods or handicrafts, you might have a beneficial influence not only on the …

Why do you have to travel with local transport?

Travel with public transport

Indonesia’s natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance have made it a popular vacation destination for many years. Making the most of your time in this massive archipelago depends on how well you plan your travels. Find out how to travel across Indonesia using the many modes of public transportation available to you, from planes to ferries. Taking the bus, …

Why you should not give or buy from street children

The children that line the streets in many parts of Indonesia selling books, postcards, flowers, and jewelry and occasionally plain begging for money  are a familiar sight, and giving to them comes off as a natural and kind gesture; refusing to do so appears heartless and cruel. They’re impoverished, obviously in need, and so full of witty banter that you …