Archive for Indonesia

Living the Dream – Diving in Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia

Getting a chance to dive in Raja Ampat is probably on every diver’s dream list. Raja Ampat is an area that is jammed full of life partly due to its remote location making it harder for commercial fishing and an onslaught of eco-tourists. You can see this as soon as you go underwater. The visibility isn’t […]

Living to Die – Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Lying in the hilly landscape of South Sulawesi, Tana Toraja is a place where the dead receive a send off that would make the Royal family jealous. Families spend their days preparing for funeral ceremonies, all in hopes that their children will execute a proper send off for them. Funerals take months of preparations. Motorbiking […]

Hati! Hati! – Indonesia Trip Highlights

Recently Jonathan and I came back from a three and a half week whirlwind trip across Indonesia. We spent way too much money and too many nights on the move.  We managed to cross Sulawesi completely on land and water from Makassar to Manado. Travelling over 1200km in less than two weeks took a toll […]

Diver’s Paradise – Derawan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
December 12th, 2013Adventures, Asia, Destinations, Diving, IndonesiaNatalia 7 Comments

Derawan is the place to just be. It took us two full days of travel to reach Derawan, but it turned out to be my favourite spot in Borneo. Derawan was what I have been looking for in my search for a beautiful piece of Southeast Asian paradise.   After the disappointment that was Sipadan, discovering […]

Searching for Orangutans – Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

  Kutai National Park is home to tarantulas, thieving monkeys,  leaches, machete wielding park rangers and of course, the amazing orangutans. We ventured into Kutai National Park because we were looking for wild orangutans. We saw orangutans in the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and we were even surprised by an orangutan standing one meter away from us. However we wanted […]

Climbing Mount Merapi – Java, Indonesia

The steep route up Mount Merapi was filled with a lot of hand holding. Jonathan wanted to climb Mount Merapi before we even got to Java. The kid just wants to see lava! The first day we were in Jogjakarta we ventured to the tourist office to ask if the mountain was accessible for climbers. Interestingly […]

In Paradise with Buddha – Borobudur Temple, Java
December 15th, 2012Asia, Destinations, Indonesia, JavaNatalia 10 Comments

Jonathan and I love to explore on two wheels and we decided that the best way to explore Borobudur temple was on a scooter. We woke up at 5:15am in order to beat the Sunday morning rush. Actually we slept terribly, Jonathan got up at 2 am thinking that it was time to go! Didn’t take […]

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