Rick Carter

Hi I’m Rick Carter – thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Beginning in June, join me for 360 days as I travel around the wonderfully diverse country of Indonesia.

During that time I’ll be making a full circle (360 degrees) of the Indonesian Archipelago, so you might call this project Indonesia 360/360.

Why am I doing it?

I’ve been living in Indonesia for three very enjoyable years, and am very excited to have the opportunity to share it with you. Many people are surprised when they learn about all that Indonesia has to offer.

Indonesia is one of the most misunderstood and under traveled places on the planet. I can honestly say, “If you only knew what you were missing, you wouldn’t want to go anywhere else.” For those of you who have not been here, I want to show you what a fantastic time is in store for you. And, for those who have spent time here, I hope to make you “homesick” so you will return.

You might ask, “What’s in it for me?” when thinking about traveling to Indonesia. Well, the tourism slogan of Indonesia is “The Ultimate in Diversity,” and it’s well deserved.

Indonesia is so many things.

It’s “the great outdoors” that offers almost endless variety of activities. You can trek through tropical forests, or over remote volcanoes. You can spot rare species of birds, animals, and plants. Surfers, scuba divers, and surfers think of Indonesia as pretty special.

It is culture – a living museum of sorts with the traditional lifestyles of hundreds of ethnic groups preserved.

It’s sophisticated – modern cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, and Medan offer contemporary hotels, restaurants, shopping, and clubs.

It is a culinary experience – Indonesian food is rich in flavor and is very unique.

Finally, for me, it’s a historical perspective.

One thing is certain – whatever it is you’re seeking, there is little that can’t be found in Indonesia.

While you’re here and thinking about it, why not press the orange RSS button at the top of the page and subscribe to this blog, so as not to miss any of the fun?

Thanks for visiting! Please feel free to contact me anytime.

Have you traveled to Indonesia? What was your experience like? Please feel free to share your experience and insights.


  1. Matt

    Hey Rick! Stumbled upon your site and couldn’t agree more with what you wrote above. My wife is Indonesian and I have been there several times and love it. In fact we’re moving from the States to Indonesia later this year. Hope our paths will cross. Cheers!

  2. vira

    wow, it’s amazing that I’ve been thinking to do the same, except that with all the resources I have now I don’t think I can go and start the trip just yet. But it’s nice to know that I’m not the only ‘crazy’ person to even think of exploring Indonesia, my own homw, for a whole year. RTW trip has been done by a lot of travelers, but not the whole Indonesia trip, I don’t think.
    Good luck with your journey, check out our website for some references on the places we’ve been to, if you need any.

Post a comment

You may use the following HTML:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>