Indonesia Handbook by Joshua Eliot
This handbook explores all that Indonesia has to offer island by island, from Sumatra in the west, through Java and Bali, Sulawesi and Nusa Tenggara to Maluku, the group of "Spice Islands" in the east. Coverage of Lombok, East Timor, Kalimantan, and Irian Jaya are included. With 13,677 islands, stretching along the equator for 5120 km, this is a country of immense and diverse variety. It is a mosaic of cultures, landscapes and histories. There are glaciers in the central highlands of Irian Jaya, and vast expanses of tropical swamps in Kalimantan and Sumatra. The handbook features detailed travel information which explains the complex transport system in the country and between islands. Critical listings of hotels and accommodation from luxury hideaways to simple guest houses and youth hostels are included, as well as information on the best value places to eat and drink.