Tagged: Indonesia

From a Sama-Bajau village

One of the greates maritime people of Southeast Asia, the Sama-Bajau live in communities spread all over the Martaban Gulf, the Malacca Straits, the Sulu Sea, Borneo, the Celebes Sea and the seas...

Why we like Yogyakarta

A brief account of our visit to Yogyakarta, most commonly known as Jogja. Some fellow travellers we come across tell us that they don’t like Jogja because they feel molested by all this...

Alternative Pulau Siladen: a visual tour

Siladen Island, Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi: 450-500 inhabitants, 81 households, 1.1 km long and 0.6 km wide. Intimate and harmonious, Siladen gave me exactly what I was looking for – and didn’t...

The Sangihe Islands: a micro travel guide

The Sangihe Islands, what a damn fine piece of Indonesia! We collected travel info, slept here and there, and took a lot of picures. The outcome? A freakytracks micro travel guide to Sangihe...

Climbing the Gunung Rinjani: some nasty details

There is not so much virginity in the world that one can afford not to love it when one finds it. (Graham Green, Journey without maps) We were not looking for virginity, but...

Tentena sweet Tentena

Travelling to Tentena (Sulawesi, Indonesia)? Good choice. Tentana is lovely. Wondering how to spend your time between one fried fish and the other? May be this map of Tentena will help a little...

Bunaken Manado Tua Marine NP, new entrance fee!

New entrance fee for the Bunaken Manado Tua Marine National Park! From the 1st of September 2014 the old fee of 150,000 IDR has been increased to 300,000 IDR (20€, 25USD). The permit...

The Togian Islands: may the force be with you

Welcome to the Togian islands! On your ferry from Ampana or Gorontalo to Wakai you’ll meet an interesting fauna wishing to spend some time on the islands. Human beings like you probably, a...

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