"Hang with expats and you'll be right."
Hmm is that always the case..
I haven't been to indoneisa, but Ive been to muslim countries and well basically maybe for a short vist I could handle it.. Barely, if I was well funded and organised and only went to nice places..
I was stuck in Cairo with no money with the girlfriend and involved in what seemed a pretty dodgy deal (ended up ok, maybe all deals are like that with arabs)..
Things got better when we got out of cairo.. But we did still get stones thrown at us by local kids, and some people were pissed off when we didn't tip them.. Then a police man decided he was going to be funny, and a korean guy tried to steel his machine gun.. And the australian women had there luggage stolen apparently for their underwear.. This was all in egypt tho not in indonesia which is a totally diffrent country with a totally diffrent culture..
I dunno.. But to me it seems like a big hassel.. Esp if you haven't checked the place out..
Mulsim nations at the moment might not be the best place to hang about.. Im sure most of them are nice and normal people. But they aren't the ones I worry about.. Walking past a store in Cairo which sold hand grenades and machine guns and across the road there was a 30 foot sign of Yassar Arafat crying over a baby.. Yeh pretty freaky..
Maybe if you were by yourself, male, young, really pumped for a challenging adventure, open minded ready for anything.. and they offered a truck load of cash..