What is the food like in Indonesia?
Food is cheap in Indonesia and you can generally avoid the spicier dishes if you wish. Western food is available (if you're feeling homesick!) in Medan, Yogyakarta and Bali. Restaurants come in all shapes, colors and standards; expensive (restoran), standard (rumah makan) and simple (warung). Try some of the local rice wine as well, or an ice cold Bintang beer!
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How should I take my money to Indonesia?
The national currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), with an exchange rate of 13900 to the UK£ and 9000 to the US$. ATM's are now widespread in Indonesia and is the easiest way of obtaining money. It is possible to draw a maximum 2,000,000 IDR in one go. Credit card acceptance is not widespread at places that
you will visit, except for Yogyakarta and Bali.
Extra Expenses and Spending Money
You should need about £200 for all other meals, which will allow you to eat well. Apart from the food, you should allow money to cover soft drinks (more if you like a beer) and souvenirs.
Optional Excursions (more options in the trip notes)
Bukit Lawang - Tubing on the river £5-7
Yogyakarta - Rickshaw (becak) around town from £5-20 depending on length and inclusions
Traditional Ramayana ballet performance or a shadow puppet performance £10
Mt Bromo - Sunrise jeep excursion £15
Lovina - Boat trip to see dolphins £6, diving £40, snorkel hire £2,
Ubud - 3 hour bike tour around Ubud £15
Will Ramadan affect my trip?
Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place during specific dates each year, the actual dates will be listed in the respective Trip Notes. This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
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