The good news is that Indonesia is relatively undiscovered. Yes, there’s of course Bali, her crown jewel and one of the world’s most unique travel destinations. But there are thousands more islands to explore. And Indonesia’s emerging middle class is discovering just how great an asset it possesses. Coupled with friendly people who are truly sincere and welcoming (the upside of delayed fully commercialized tourism industry, unlike some of Indonesia’s neighbors who are pursuing tourism with a vengeance, and are facing overdevelopment and the ugly side of tourism and adverse environmental impacts).
I have no doubt that Indonesia is truly the world’s best-kept secret for adventure, eco, and cultural travel.