I arrived on the most populated island of Indonesia – Java in early September by ferry from Sumatra. It was included in the price of a bus to Jakarta. I chose the time to visit Java, as it is hot there all year, but in September at least there is little rainfall. Rains occasionally occur, but in general for all types of recreation the month is ideal. You can swim, sunbathe, dive, climb mountains, walk in national parks, go to museums. I remember exactly once came under heavy rain – while visiting the Botanical Garden in Bogor. I was even glad that during the rain and after it the photos turned out beautiful. Waited for him in one of the garden arbors.
I think that the period from April to November is the best for a vacation in Java precisely because of the least amount of precipitation.
In Java you can spend the night in a tent. Some brave people do this, but I did not experiment. There is also a free overnight stay at meetings with local residents (hospitality sites to help!) And in mosques. Continue reading