"The adventure of a lifetime" most aptly describes author Linda Hoffman's 25-year journey in Indonesia. After 10 years in Jakarta, the country's heartbeat, and a brief stint in Bali, for the past 12 years she has been based in Yogyakarta, a university and historically significant town teeming with smart kids from across the archipelago and tourists. Over the years she has traveled throughout the country on public ferries, by horse-drawn carts, in cargo trucks and on foot to delve into the mysteries of the land and its peoples.
"[T]hese books cover the touristy sites that you don't want to miss, but they also detail some of the more hidden spots. These travel books are easy to carry around and aren't loaded with a lot of information that I don't need. I also like that both guidebooks come with very detailed folded maps in the back. This makes getting around so much easier." --This Way to Paradise blog