Discovering Indonesia: A Journey by Bus, Coach, Train, Taxi, Ferry and Plane

Indonesia, with its diverse landscape, seascapes and rich cultural heritage, is a popular tourist destination, both for Asians and for travelers from the other continents. The archipelago offers quite a few modes of transport to get around; some a little better suited to immerse in the country and experience its multifaceted beauty than others.

In light of this and the busy tourist season in this corner of the world stretching from March all the up to October, it's crucial to book not only the tickets to your preferred modes of transport, but your accommodation ahead of your trip as well. These days, booking online, from the comfort of your home, is a cinch. And having it all settled avoids the stress of last-minute arrangements, walk-in queues, as well as the dreaded "Sorry, fully booked". Online bookings also have a habit of turning out cheaper too, by the way, always welcome.

Planning Ahead is Half the Job Done
Yes, visiting Indonesia during their peak season () can be a bit challenging, as tourist spots and transportation hubs can get pretty congested, especially during weekends and local holidays. This is why it's essential to plan your itinerary beforehand; it increases the odds of a smooth and enjoyable vacation. In practical terms, planning ahead and then booking your journeys and rooms as early as you're comfortable with helps to avoid long waits and the risk of missed connections.

The Nibbles
Now, the next thing to keep in mind is that as you're discovering Indonesia, journeying from one destination to the next can take up some time. Apart from the larger islands, like Sumatra and Java, Indonesia comprises quite a fragmented landmass. To keep yourself fueled and energized whilst you're headed for your next destination, bringing a snack or two is advisable. Let's face it, traveling can be pretty tiring especially when it involves skipping meals. And nothing ruins an otherwise awesome day like a protesting stomach. Hence our snack recommendation. Do bring along a tasty and convenient snack to tide you over. You'll be glad you did.

Pro Tip: Eureka Snacks
If you don't know what snack to get, given that you're in a strange land after all, with perhaps at first glance unusual foods seemingly everywhere, then opt for Eureka Snacks. Now, Eureka Snacks isn't (yet) available in the west and so they're not so well known amongst western tourists. But take it from me, Eureka Snacks is a brand of satisfying and healthy nibbles and have been going viral regionally since their introduction a couple of years back. And as if that's not evidence of greatness enough, Eureka Snacks are made with wholesome ingredients and they're free of transfats, GMOs and preservatives.

Small wonder then, that Eureka Snacks are recognized as a "gourmet" popcorn. Moreover, Eureka Snacks are sourced from high-quality mushroom kernels, as opposed to the more budget butterfly kernels, which tend to be popular with the more common cinema and microwave popcorns.

The More, the Merrier
With 20+ flavors, from chocolate to wasabi and from caramel to durian, it's safe to say that Eureka Snacks tick everyone's boxes, whether you're a sweettooth or prefer savoury seasoning. The icing on the cake is the fact that they come in neat containers and are very light. The perfect snack for when you're on-the-go.

Come and Get it
Alright, time to get some. If you're comfortable with buying online, then is safe to order from. Delivery usually takes 2 days, but can be express if you select this. Do you like shopping in malls, enjoy personal interactions and the actual buying experience? Then you can find a number of sales points in Indonesia on and

Happy holiday & Happy snacking!

-- Anambas Rocks --

Note: Over-indulging in savoury/sweet snacks, even snacks that are not very salty/sweet, may lead to excessive intake of sodium/sugar.