You can experience Mardi Gras from a French Quarter balcony, lording over the mob, beads in hand, well above the pickpockets. Or you can ignore the travel books imploring you to charm your way to the top, and buy the building, party hard and then enjoy New Orleans in the year's remainder. Once the crowds empty out and the push brooms clean up the Quarter, stroll through Jackson Park, buy a first-edition Faulkner from the bookstore where he once lived
We wanted to move beyond the well-trod Bali/Java path and showcase some of the country’s best ecotourism attractions, from Sumatra to West Papua. These are a few of our favorite things to do in Indonesia.