Selamat Detang! Indonesia was born under a lucky travel star: amazing deep sea diving, treks along a volcano rim, exquisite landscapes as varied as virgin jungle and terraced rice paddies, a cuisine of a thousand flavours. There is no doubt that the innumerable attributes of this country will delight travellers … But a trip to Bali or to Indonesia, is not only the discovery of incomparable natural wonders, it is also an encounter with anextraordinary culture. It is the largest archipelago in the world, with 13,000 islands (some say up to 17,000!), it is also the fourth most populated country in the world with 240 million inhabitants. With ancient connections to India and China, and later with the Middle East, what was once a trade route quickly became a crossroad for cultural exchange. This history explains why there are still, to this day, many religious practices (Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Animism), coexisting side by side in Indonesia.