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Jacqui, Indonesia specialist
When did you first visit Indonesia and what was your first impression?
My first trip to Indonesia was in 2010, backpacking with a friend. We arrived into Jakarta, promptly got ourselves on an overnight train to Yogyakarta, and woke up in Java’s cultural capital for our first full day in Indonesia. We headed to the ancient Buddhist stupa (domed shrine) of Borobudur on that first day, and the contrast between the serenity of Borobudur and the vibrancy of Beringharjo market in Yogyakarta set the tone for a varied and amazing trip.