Let's go see Indonesia
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Wondering if anyone has any experience or advice they could share for traveling in Indonesia, and/or the Malay Archipelago in general.
I'm planning on going alone, for about a month, sometime in the next few months. I have about $7,000 US at my disposal (not committed to spending all of that, obviously). I do not speak any Bahasa but have heard it's pretty easy to pick up the usual necessities.
I do not have a ton of specific destinations picked out. I realize the archipelago is fucking vast and unimaginably complex so the idea of a 'general overview' is kind of meaningless, but I'd like to get a good range of uniquely Indonesian experiences, if that makes sense. I'm hoping to check out Sumatra for the nature parks, Java for cities and ancient ruins, Sulawesi for some scuba diving, and Borneo for the wildlife (I might go to the Malaysian part of the island for this). The natural history stuff is kind of a big deal for me (zoologist here) but I'm budgeting plenty of time for ancient and contemporary culture as well.
Is there specific stuff I should make an effort to see? To avoid? Have people experienced cultural or language difficulties that I might want to account for ahead of time? Will it be reasonably safe for a 20-something American male traveling alone? (Assume I'm not completely retarded.) What's a good generalized cost for a hostel bed vs a decent hotel room? Will I be able to find good food? Any advice you can give would be welcome. /trv/ is not my only source for this information but is potentially a helpful one.
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Hey /trv/, not sure if this is the right place to ask but it is travel orientated, for those of you who have a decent amount of money saved up $100,000+, how do you keep it invested while travelling? I'd like to earn passive income from an inheritance that is around $150,000AUD and need some advice.
Thanks in advance
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I'm taking a trip to Portland, Oregon in a month, and it'll be my first time traveling internationally so I'm pretty excited! I'm basically going there because I've been interested in the city for a while, and want to get out of the small town I live in out in the Australian countryside and just have a relaxed escape. So I was wondering if there was any advice you guys had to offer on it, any places that you think are worth seeing, personal experiences and the like?
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Hey /trv/ I was wondering if you guys would be interested in these? I picked them up at a local thrift store for 10 bucks in total. They're old travel/culture focused enyclopedias from around 1959. I bought the six avaliable and it turns out that Vol. 6 is missing, but the ones I have cover these areas of the world: Vol. 1: British Isles and Western Europe, Vol. 2: Baltic States and Central Europe, Vol. 3: The Near and Middle East, Vol. 4: Southern Asia and the Far East, Vol. 5: Africa Australia and Southern Island, and Vol. 7: Latin America and General Articles. Is anyone interested in seeing whats inside? Is this not travel related enough?