Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

Video: Six Weeks in Indonesia

After an idyllic couple of months in Australia and New Zealand we headed to Indonesia where travel well and truly got tough. We were  slapped in the face with culture shock when we arrived in Jakarta, had a hard time negotiating our way through Java, suffered severe bouts of homesickness and struggled to balance work with travel – but we did learn a lot in the process.

We didn’t quite stay the full 60-days we’d planned but we still had some great experiences in Indonesia. We travelled over 1,000 miles from Jakarta in the West of Java to the island of Lombok. We spent time on beaches, gazed at underwater life, peered into volcanoes and squinted at sunrises! We were awed by our trip to Borobudur Temple, learned a lesson about trust on our midnight tour of  Mount Bromo, cycled through Bali and got chased out of the Monkey Forest in Ubud. Most importantly, we did some serious soul searching on the Gili Islands which led us to make some travel resolutions and throw away our fanatical travel budget tendencies.

Six Weeks in Indonesia – our Video Highlights

Here are our video highlights from six weeks in Indonesia.

  • Charlie
    Posted at 22:08h, 05 August Reply

    I know it wasn’t the easiest 6 weeks for you guys in Indonesia, but wow, the country looks so beautiful!

    • Amy
      Posted at 09:54h, 06 August Reply

      You’re right Charlie, we certainly can’t fault the beauty of Indonesia and the experience we had there taught us a lot.

  • Mig
    Posted at 14:54h, 06 August Reply

    Love the video. It’s like we we’re right there with you guys.

    • Amy
      Posted at 02:01h, 07 August Reply

      Thanks Mig – we had lots of amazing footage to choose from.

  • Brad Bernard
    Posted at 02:24h, 07 August Reply

    Awesome video! What kind of camera do you use?

    • Amy
      Posted at 07:56h, 07 August Reply

      Thanks Brad, we use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Glad you liked the video!

  • Heidi from Wagoners Abroad
    Posted at 10:21h, 13 August Reply

    Amy and Andrew I just love the video. I feel bad that your experiences weren’t always perfect, but glad you did some soul searching and found answers. This looks like a lovely place.

    • Amy
      Posted at 12:51h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Heidi – don’t feel too bad, we did learn a lot in Indonesia and the country was beautiful. The more we reflect on our time there the more valuable we realise it was.

  • Erin Bender (Travel With Bender)
    Posted at 07:01h, 14 August Reply

    We lived in Bali for 2 months, love Indonesia. Good on you for travelling all of it.

    • Amy
      Posted at 15:01h, 15 August Reply

      Glad you had a good time in Indonesia Erin, maybe we’ll tackle it again one day.

  • Laurel- Capturing la Vita
    Posted at 07:15h, 18 August Reply

    Wow. What a beautiful video of your trip. Such an amazing experience. Truly blessed…

    • Amy
      Posted at 08:57h, 18 August Reply

      Thanks Laurel!

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