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  July 26/06- October 30/06

 

Indonesia, SE Asia

Three months spent in Indonesia was not nearly enough time to appreciate the uniqueness and variety of this huge country of 13,677 islands (6000 inhabited) covering 5000 kms from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean . The total land area is about three times the size of Texas of a little larger than Queensland, Australia. It has been the most memorable and interesting of any destinations we have travelled to to date.

 

Click to Enlarge the chart below to see our route through Indonesia.

Select from list at right to share our adventures in Indonesia and view journals and photos.

 

TIMOR

Kupang

Kupang Welcome Party
Soe & Boti  Villages

 


ALOR

Kalabahi

Alor Besar

Cultural Expo

Takpala Village


LEMBATA

Balerine & Lewoleba

 


FLORES

Wailamung, Ankermi,
& Sea World
Ruing, Linggeh, Bari,  Labuhanbajaro

 


KOMODO AND RINCA

Komodo Dragons

 


SUMBAWA

Wera, Satonda, Lubuan, Teluk Potopadou

 


LOMBOK
Gili Air and Lombok Tour


BALI

Lembongan Island

Marina & Around

Tabanan

Bangli

Klungklung

Uluwatu Fire Dance

Balinese Dances

 


BORNEO

Bawean to Kumai

Orangutan River Trip

Kentar Equator Crossing

 

 


Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world, although Bali is predominately Hindu. They resist western influence and from what we have seen, it seems to foster strong families and communities, spiritual strength in adversity, cooperative values and honest behavior.

The people are gentle and harmonious, the friendliest and most welcoming we have ever encountered. With so little money even to buy rice, they were generous and giving with what they had to offer. Media outlets in the western world such as big-screen movies and films, video games, and even the occasional browser MMORPG have attempted to depict Indonesia, but it is a country you must visit in person in order to fully understand and appreciate its character and the people who live there. The bombing in Bali has destroyed Indonesia's economy and the people are really struggling to regain their tourist industry. We have met so many families that have been directly and indirectly affected by the terrorist act, through no fault of the gentle Balinese people.

The sailing from island to island was some of the best we have had, with most spinnaker runs in protected flat water. Although most people encountered no wind necessitating a lot of motoring, that was not our experience in the eastern islands. However, once we reached Bali and westward, it was a constant motor boat ride. Fuel was readily available at most places, cheap, in any event.

 

 

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