Here some small advice and traveling tips from us that could be help you in preparation of your trip to Indonesia or others places.
You should be check the weather before living including your destination, sometimes the weather could be make a your flight delay or no flying. In Indonesia there are 2 (two) season; Rainy Season and Dry Season.
- Rainy Season : December to March, sometimes on April, May is still raining but not quite much, some area may got flooding on rainy season.
- Dry Season : April to Beginning December.
Tickets and Flight.
Check your air tickets, connecting flight, etc, if you have long flight make sure to ask the airlines about meals on board, especially if you are using low fare flight.
- Drink plenty of water beforehand as dry cabin air can cause headaches, dry skin, nasal irritation and dehydration.
- Try to get a good night’s sleep. Stress and anxiety can cause headaches, upset stomach and disturb sleep patterns.
On Board :
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine in coffee, tea and soft drinks.
- Use an eye mask, ear plugs and an inflated neck pillow to help induce sleep.
- To stay awake, eat a high protein meal of meat and vegetables.
- To sleep or nap, eat a high-carbohydrate meal with rice, bread, pasta or noodles.
- Remove your shoes to minimize swelling and wear loose, comfortable clothing.
At your Destination :
- Set your watch to your destination’s time zone. Indonesia have 3 time zone, you may can read about it in our website.
- Adjust meals and sleep time to the local time. If necessary, take a brief nap of no more than two hours.
- Take a walk outside. Sunlight and exercise help reset your natural circadian rhythms.
- Avoid spicy foods.
Passport and Visa.
Check again your passport and visa, make sure this document was inside you hand bag, it will better if you have some a copy of your passport and visa.
Any important items related to your medical history, if needed you can check your health in your home country before living and you may need to bring some medicine to avoid some diseases in your trip until you arrive in Indonesia.
You may also can bring Anti Malaria, especially if you traveling to the remote area, jungle or far islands.
If you traveling with your child and you child was drink a special milk, make sure that you do not run out of milk on your way until you arrive in Indonesia. And if you're traveling on remote places, its better to buying the milk on the big cities, make sure its enough during your trip, cause on remote area in Indonesia you may not found any milk that suit with your child and sometimes there is no store on these area.
Travelers today need to plan for the unexpected, and travel insurance is the answer to the increased risks often associated with travel. Here are a few hints you need to know about travel insurance.
Travel insurance protects you and your family against lost baggage, flight delay, and even trip cancellation. But it also protects against bad weather and medical emergencies in a foreign land, an idea that is catching on due to increased awareness of flu epidemics and other dangers. When things go south medically, expenses can rise dramatically when overseas, especially when you consider that you may have to stay there until you are well enough to travel back home. And what about the airline default, when they suddenly announce that they are going out of business? Are you protected if this happens?
Light, airy, casual clothes are the most practical and you'll find natural fibers like cotton or linen are the most comfortable.
Embassies or Consulate.
You may also need to write you embassy address, phone, email, etc.
Register with your local embassy upon arrival it could be useful. Although it’s not mandatory, doing so will make you accessible in case of emergency, or if someone back home needs to contact you.
Majority of credit card are accepted by most of the hotel including the bar, restaurant and shop in Indonesia, except for traditional market you have to pay by cash in Rupiah.
If you wish to rent a car or motor bike you must be over than 18 years old and posses an International Driver's License or license from ASEAN countries, it could be better if you have a copy of your license.
You may need to bring you cellular phone to Indonesia, it could be useful along your trip if you need to call your family at anytime, anyplace, mostly in Indonesia the GSM Cellular was covered till up to the small village, you can buy a prepaid simcard gsm in Indonesia for less than Rp 20,000.
Travel with Tour Operator - Travel Agent.
If you traveling with travel agents, make sure you have to write in your hand book the name/person who wants to pick you up (it usually a guide) on each your destinations. It should be a phone number, cellular number or Contact Person of the agents.
Losing baggage is a scary scenario for every traveler. Imagine your self at the airport, waiting for your bag to come around the baggage carousel. The people around you slowly empty the conveyor belt, yet yours seems nowhere to be found. Now, the conveyor belt is empty and your heart begins to flutter. Your brows furrow, worried, and you feel frustrated waiting for your bag to arrive. The conveyor belt begins to slow down, and you sense that the inevitable has happened. and then it stops. Your baggage is lost.
There are many ways that you can lose your baggage. So many people fly every year, and security measures at airports have become tighter. With such high passenger numbers, it is easy for many bags to get lost in the confusion during a busy day at an airport.
The fear of losing baggage affects even the most seasoned traveler. The risk of losing your baggage is to the point that people pack everything they need into carry-on luggage to avoid checking in any luggage. They even ship their luggage or things purchased on their trip. However, there are ways to keep your valuables safe without resorting to these means :
- Pack the most important things.
Pack medications and family heirlooms. If you are flying on business, pack your business suit into your carry-on luggage as a precaution. If you do lose your baggage during transit or someone else takes it by mistake, you won’t be left helpless.
- Get Insurance.
Companies exist that offer travel insurance, which is worth applying for if you want your baggage fully covered in case of damage or loss. Travel insurance means that you may be reimbursed if your baggage is damaged or lost, and it can cover other things like your travel visa, delayed baggage, and other important documents or items that you have with you.
- Mark your Baggage.
Your chances of losing your baggage are reduced if you attach tags, ribbons, and knickknacks to your bags, to make them more distinct. You have an easier time picking out your bags from the baggage carousel, and the decorations also deter anyone from mistaking your baggage as his or her own. And while you make your bags stand out, don’t forget to label them both outside and inside with personal information, such as your name and mobile number. For additional security, use your business address instead of your home address. Therefore, if someone takes your bags by accident, chances are that they will be returned quickly.
- Check your claim stub.
When you check in your baggage, make sure that the agent gives you a claim check and that your bag is labeled with a destination tag. On that destination tag, make sure that the correct three-letter codes for your airport of destination are printed. Removing old tags from previous trips also helps avoid confusion.
- Come in early.
Arrive early for your flight to give the carrier more time to load your baggage. Many people lose their baggage because they do not check in on time. And if you are taking a transfer flight, book the transfer to give your self ample time for your bags to be transferred. Staying with the same carrier may help.
With these tips in mind, you can avoid losing your baggage, minimizing a lot of unnecessary stress and hassle while you travel. And, you’ll have a better flying experience.
If you become a victim of a crime.
In most countries, you should be just as safe as you are at home. But like anywhere, crime does happen. And when it does, you should do two things : Tell to your guide or travel agent / tour operator (if you traveling by a travel agent), Call the local police, and call your embassy. There are a wide variety of victim assistance programs available—and it will help just to have someone who speaks your language and is familiar with local customs and laws. Some Regencies in Indonesia offers a special “Tourist Police” department with bilingual officers that are specially trained to respond to the emergencies of visitors.
Other things it could be important to bring.
Camera, handycam, hats, swimsuits, shoes, slippers, glass eyes, Diving License, Standard Dive or Snorkeling Equipment.