Indonesia is a stunning country of contrasts. From misty forests to looming volcanos there's an incredible diversity of landscapes, and the people there are among the friendliest we've ever me. We spent a month travelling across Java and Bali and felt that we only just scratched the surface of this wonderful country. We caught the train from Jakarta to the incredible Bromo Tengger Semeru national park where we watched volcanos belching sulphuric smoke into the sky and the stars wheel overhead. We caught the ferry to Bali with its endlessly fascinating deep spirituality which dominates everyday life and spent time in the cool hills of Munduk, the crystal clear waters of Pemuteran and the bustling town of Ubud whee the cultural heritage is everywhere you look.
Indonesia was also the first trip where I left my big heavy Nikon cameras behind and just took a couple of small Fuji X Series cameras. During our travels there they handled every possible situation from landscapes to street photography, and by the end of trip I was convinced that I no longer needed a cumbersome dSLR system to get the kinds of images I wanted. I haven't looked back since.