13,466 islands. Quite a lot, isn’t it? With more volcanoes than you can shake a Rough Guide at; jungles full of exotic but sadly incredibly endangered wildlife such as tigers, elephants and orang-utans; and seas full of rare oceanic life that make it one of the best countries in the world for divers, Indonesia is home to over 250 million people practising Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity; making it one of the most diverse and exciting South East Asian countries to visit.


Country dialling code: +62

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah

Plug: European (two rounded pins)

Tap Water: Not drinkable, must buy bottled water. Cheapest 1.5 litre bottle of water is 3,500 IDR

ATMs: Readily available. Mandiri is a good option as it lets you withdraw a maximum of 2.5 million IDR.