Highway To Hell

Feb 22nd, 2012, by Chris, 32 comments

Tourists living dangerously by adopting local transportation customs while in Bali.

Can Love Transcend Cultural Barriers?

Feb 22nd, 2012, by apollo23, 89 comments

How Indonesian women view foreign men, are they low class trash, are the cultural barriers too great?

Leaky Roof

Feb 15th, 2012, by Chris, 31 comments

Whether we should have high hopes or low expectations in Indonesian housing standards.

Suster Ngesot Strikes Again

Feb 15th, 2012, by ET, 9 comments

A security guard leaps into action against a possible crawling nurse ghost on the loose in a Bandung hotel.

Family-Friendly Hotels

Feb 3rd, 2012, by Chris, 9 comments

Hints and tips for booking a suitable hotel for your Indonesian family holiday.

Top-rated Indonesian Cuisine

Jan 21st, 2012, by Chris, 21 comments

Indonesian cuisine highly rated by CNN Go travel magazine, but perceived to need promotion.

New Year Party Animals & Wowsers

Jan 1st, 2012, by Chris, 5 comments

What the rich and famous are doing in Indonesia this New Year’s, and what are they not doing in Aceh.

People’s Choice: Best Indonesian Hotels 2011/2012

Dec 5th, 2011, by Chris, 6 comments

What locals think are the best hotels in Indonesia, the 2011/2012 Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards.

Banana Republic’s Low Fruit Trade

Nov 28th, 2011, by Chris, 27 comments

Going bananas; Indonesian trade representatives ask why they can’t export fruit to Australia.

Barack Obama vs Paris Hilton in Bali

Nov 21st, 2011, by Chris, 25 comments

Whose visit contributed more to economic/social conditions in Bali – Barack Obama or Paris Hilton? You decide.

Gender Jihad

Nov 18th, 2011, by Patung, 10 comments

An intelligent young woman on the discourse and interplays of how things are constituted and gendered.

Wonder-ful Komodo

Nov 13th, 2011, by Chris, 10 comments

Komodo Island and its unique Komodo Dragon have been named one of the New 7 Wonders.

World’s Friendliest People

Nov 10th, 2011, by Patung, 13 comments

Flying over remote areas east has a local journalist questioning the supposed friendliness of Indonesians.

Bikes, Beras, Borobudur

Nov 8th, 2011, by Chris, 3 comments

The continuing adventures of competitors on “The Amazing Race” in Yogyakarta.

Indonesia’s Religious Violence

Nov 2nd, 2011, by Patung, 52 comments

Andreas Harsono on whether Muslim journalists cover up or distort stories of religious violence.

All Aboard! Booking Indonesian Train Tickets

Nov 1st, 2011, by Chris, 10 comments

The joys of traveling by train, and a new way to book Indonesian train tickets online.

Development Indicators

Oct 28th, 2011, by Patung, 19 comments

Comparative charts of Indonesian economic development indicators, or why Malaysia is just better.

Hot Air Hostesses

Oct 28th, 2011, by Patung, 41 comments

On the legal, economic, cultural and political issues of hot versus frumpy air hostesses.

Indiana Jones and the “Temple of Jakarta”

Oct 26th, 2011, by Chris, 11 comments

Young Americans run riot around the scenic spots of the Yogyakarta area in “The Amazing Race”.

Educated Woman’s Lament

Oct 21st, 2011, by Patung, 34 comments

The conundrum of a feminist woman seeking love, and the dismal male specimens on offer.

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