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Traveling to Indonesia in January

Attention to travel experts! I’m normally the one giving travel advice to others but this is where I turn to you for help! Upon my return from Africa, I was debating about traveling to either Colombia or Mongolia. But, I may have changed my mind! Ooops! Although I really want to visit Mongolia, I early on decided that I have no desire to freeze my butt in Mongolia this winter. Especially after having a similar experience on Mt Kilimanjaro last December. This being said, I feel like I’m ready to return to Asia after 4 years of traveling mainly to South America. And so I was thinking about heading to Indonesia. I heard nothing but great things about that part of the world and I’m motivated to slowly make my way to Australia/New Zealand, the only continent I still haven’t visited.


After finally choosing my next destination, I face another challenge. It’s not the cold but it’s the rain! According to some reading I’ve done recently, I soon realized that the best time to travel to Indonesia is from May to September. My question to you is whether or not the rain will actually hamper my vacation? Rainy season in central america for example means it will pour for about 10 mins and then it will stop. But I’m under the impression that the rainy season in Indonesia isn’t as nice to vacationers!

My next dilemma, once I figure out if it’s worth visiting Indonesia in January, is where to go! What are the best countries or regions to visit in Indonesia? What’s the best way to travel once you’re there? Any information would help. Feel free to email me at

About The Author

Tanya is an adventurous person who most enjoys the cultural aspect of traveling. She traveled to North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Europe. When she's not hiking mountains, she spends her time visiting local schools or families. It's a nice break from the 9-5 corporate life.

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  • Lisanne

    Hi Tanya,

    I am planning a similar trip myself but am also getting worried about the rainy season affecting my travel. I don’t mind a few tropical storms, but after spending a summer in the rainy season of India last year, I was really looking forward to sunny, exotic days without rain. I was hoping you could tell me about the response you got to this post or your experience if you went in the end?




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