“While watching a local rock band at a bar in Bandung, I met Kasih, who works in a hotel but is a guitarist and singer. She is also a Batak—an ethnicity from north Sumatra, where
I’d been just a few months before. Kasih got up on stage, joined the band to belt out some indie anthems, and was so good she stayed there for the rest of the set. It’s that kind of place. Head outside the city to the hill town Ciwidey: Kawah Putih (White Crater) is a sulphurous volcanic lake that ranks among the most obscure and desolate yet strangely beautiful places I’ve ever visited.” Instagram: @adventures_in_journeylism.