Graeme Steel

Graeme has been writing on Indonesian travel destinations for 25 years including for the Rough Guide to Indonesia. He believes East Java and Madura have much to offer the visitor. Contact him at Graeme@authenticjavatours.com

Sumenep – Madura’s Most Interesting Town

Sumenep is a town I love. Having visited it frequently for nearly 30 years, I can say it has changed little, retaining its quaint charm. Ever-aware that anything can be...

Surabaya’s Mountain Retreat

Surabaya may be hot and sweaty, but it’s easy to get out and explore some of the cooler countryside no more than an hour or two away. Drive down to the south end of...

Take on Tuban

Exploring the distinctly Mediterranean town of Tuban on the north coast of East Java, home to an impressive crab temple, an Arab quarter and a striking mosque. The town...

Antiques Hunting in Surabaya

East Java resident, Graeme Steel, takes us shopping for antiques in Indonesia’s second largest city, and reveals where to search for its hidden trinkets. Indonesia has...

Prigi: Where Java Meets the Ocean

Prigi on the south coast of East Java is a beautiful unspoilt place to enjoy fine beaches, fresh seafood and a picturesque setting on a bay protected from the Indian...

East Java’s Cottage Industries

Nestled in the Brantas River Valley, the cradle of the Hindu-Buddhist Majapahit Kingdom of the 13th to 16th centuries – and arguably Java’s greatest ancient...

Madura — Java’s Different Neighbour

The Javanese may tell you that the island of Madura – only 30 minutes away by ferry from Surabaya – is hot and arid and that the Madurese are rough and hot-tempered....

Surabaya: Beyond Expectations

Look in a travel guide and the description of Surabaya won’t exactly allure you. For many years Lonely Planet described the city as one of open sewers and industrial...

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo: Where Heaven and Hell Meet

Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo), an active volcano two hours’ drive east of Surabaya, East Java, is by far the most accessible volcano in the region. Still active and...

Glasshouse at Purwodadi Botanical Garden

Purwodadi: East Java’s Garden of the East

The hustle and bustle of Surabaya is all very well when you have something important to do in the city centre. But when you need a break from the hectic – a place for...

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