i am currently in thailand and heading down to malaysia and indonesia.
i am wondering how long would be required to backpack around both places and to get a good feel for the countries?
we have two weeks for each but can easily extend my flights - i'd rather extend than rush around.
any help would be great
thank you x
Not much,you 1st go to malaysia.Than go to indonesia(JAKARTA),just two and half hrs journey.
Two weeks should be enough to get a good taste of malaysia - of course that's only for west-malaysia, east (borneo) would be another trip.
Indonesia a enormous, but if you focus on one specific island/region, you should have enough time to explore.
Have a nice trip!
Having been to Indonesia 9 times myself and haviing spent 5.5 months wandering around as a back packer in 2006 I would say 2 weeks is nothing.
You could spend 2 weeks in Bali and not see everything.
First of all you need to work out what your interests are and then pick the area of Indonesia that will satify those interests.
You are more than welcome to contact me privately.
I have loads of info and maps I can forward to you.
I have written lots of information on LP Thorn Tree Indonesia forum, Trip Advisor and Indahnesia.com over the years under the same name so you might like to do a search and have a read.