Indonesia

When I Got Bitten by the Travel Bug: Gili Trawangan


I’m sure that most people who got bitten by the travel bug have their own story of what or when or why they started traveling. This is my story of where and when I first fell in love with Indonesia (and traveling). Continue reading

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Fakfak’s Hidden Potentials

Landing into Fakfak

Upon hearing West Papua province mentioned in relevance to tourism, the first thing coming to most people’s mind is Raja Ampat. The regency that’s known for its underwater heaven and is the dream destination of tourists from all over the world. But West Papua province has many other charms beside Raja Ampat, one of them being Fakfak Regency. Continue reading

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Diving Amongst Junk and the Night Life

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For some people, immersing into the deep sea even at bright day light can evoke a feeling of claustrophobia. Now imagine diving in the sea at the pitch dark of night. Which sane person would willingly be taken into the depth of sea in the middle of the night, even armed with a torch in hand? Continue reading

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Diving Raja Ampat

It wouldn’t feel complete visiting Raja Ampat and not diving its underwater beauty. Even though its charm above water is just as stunning, Raja Ampat is known even to foreign countries for its underwater heaven.

At Myoskon site, we can dive in the morning as well as in the evening and compare the different atmosphere between night & day. Most of the fabulous and dense corals stay where they are but at nighttime the sea seems a little less crowded from fishes that usually mill about the area at daylight. In exchange, Continue reading

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Welcome to Raja Ampat

Welcomed by the sunset when arriving

The vague sound of chirping birds. It was the first thing I sensed when opening my eyelids this morning (16/10/10). Various birds responding to each other with clearer sound started to wake me from consciousness.

Inside a wooden cottage with the sun light trying to peek in from the sidelines of the window curtain. Surrounded by lush trees which makes us feel like in the middle of a jungle. Whilst a few meters in front of the cottage I can hear the sound of little waves crashing softly to the beach shore. Continue reading

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