Searching for that daily dose of travel inspiration? Look no further, but don’t be surprised if your feet start to itch for Indonesia.
This archipelago nation is vast and complex: the world’s fourth most populous country, home to roughly 700 living languages and 300 ethnicities. Its massive size is still an enigma – even in the age of satellite imagery – with the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) putting Indonesia’s total island count at 18,307, while the CIA insists there’s only 17,508 islands. Either way, that’s a heck of a lot to try and explore.
But in merely four minutes Luca Miranda, this video’s creator, delivers the essence of some of the country’s most eye-catching and accessible destinations: Java’s monumental temples, Bali’s Hindu traditions, the clear waters and Komodo dragons surrounding Flores and the thick orangoutang-inhabited jungles of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).
All of it is unfathomably beautiful, and each shot seems to scream: this could be you.