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AIRPORT/EXIT FEES: Departure tax of 100,000 rupiah.

KEY GIFT: Aromatic sandalwood carvings or handmade Indonesian cloth goods are both popular.

DON'T FORGET: An English-Bahasa Indonesia phrasebook; with it, the language is amazingly easy to pick up.

THE VIBE: Tropical islands and Asian exotica in the world's fourth most populous nation.

TOPSIDE: Beautiful temples, smoldering volcanoes, rural commuters on elephants, ancient industries (don't miss the gong factory), an active surf scene and modern cities contrasting with deserted islands.

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