I hope to visit Indonesia in December this year and am keen on hearing any recommendations about where I should visit.
Budget: middle of the road. I'm happy in clean simple rooms and I'll buy my food for respectable restaurants (I've had severe traveler's tummy in the past so am now quite careful)
I'm travelling by myself for part of it, and with a mate for other parts.
I'm interested in the culture, history, religion and natural beauty of the place. I'm happy to just walk, ride or train around and just look at the place and people going about their daily lives.
I'm less interested in beaches, sleeping or on the party scene.
I was looking at flying into Jakarta and then travelling along the length of Java (by train?) and stopping off at Yogyakarta and anywhere else recommended. I'm quite keen on having a look at Mt Bromo too. Should I catch a boat up to some of the northerly islands or should Java keep my entertained?
And then I was looking at flying out of Denpasar (either directly back to Australia or via Jakarta)
Many thanks in advance! I'm looking forward to visiting what I expect to be a beautiful and fascinating country.