I'm planning my first trip to Indonesia in july-august this year!
We're flying into Jakarta and planning to backpack Java-Bali-Lombok and then fly back to Jakarta for our flight home.
So far I have been looking up loads of stuff but one thing that I find difficult to find is:
Is it easy to get from one place to another? Do you 'loose' a lot of time by travelling from one place to another? Are trains & busses convenient and easily accessible / figured out by foreigners? Or is it better to book the minivan-type-of-transport through travel agencies (which is probably loaaads more expensive)?
Another question I have: Is it easy to find budget stays while you're there or is it better to book beforehand through websites like booking.com (used it for my backpacking adventure in malaysia/thailand last year and was really cheap and easy, but have a feeling in indonesia the cheap places are not listed?)
thanks in advance!