Indonesia – Islands galore

Indonesia supports the second highest level of biodiversity in the world, as well as the world’s fourth largest population. This becomes understandable when you discover that it consists of well over 17,000 islands (~6,000 of which are inhabited). Despite this vast maze of islands, deciding a path through Indonesia if only visiting the larger islands is often as simple as starting east and heading west, or vice versa. Simple by no means translates to comfortable travel; long hours on ferries chasing sleep on plywood mattresses, and never ending bum jarring bus rides on winding volcanic terrain while music plays at distorted ear bursting levels, are to be expected. The friendly locals met on the way, and the fascinating volcanic surrounds, make the hard work all worth it.

three Crater Lakes at Mt Kelimutu, Flores

Crater Lakes at Mt Kelimutu, Flores

Tourists at three Crater Lakes at Mt Kelimutu, Flores

Crater Lakes at Mt Kelimutu, Flores

Cunca Rami Waterfall Indonesia, Flores

Cunca Rami waterfall – Flores

Drift Scuba Diving off labuanbajo, Flores

Drift Scuba Diving off labuanbajo, Flores

Fisherman off Labuanbajo, Flores

Fisherman off Labuanbajo, Flores

Pelni ferry from Flores to Lombok

Watched on the job – Pelni ferry from Flores to Lombok

Gili Trawangan island, Lombok Indonesia

“Acting natural” in paradise – Gili Trawangan, Lombok

Indonesia Kuta Belangan, Bali

Looking towards Kuta from Belangan Beach, Bali

Monkey eating lychee in sanctuary in Ubud, Bali

Monkey sanctuary in Ubud, Bali

Graffiti in Indonesia Kuta

Side alley in Kuta – Bali

Indonesia Bukit Peninsula

Exiting the distant surf at Greenball on Bukit Peninsula – Bali

Uluwatu temple, Bali on Bukit Peninsula

View towards Uluwatu temple, Bali

Rockabilly band at Colors - Surabaya, Java

Rockabilly band at Colors – Surabaya, Java

Soccer between trees near Krui, Sumatra

Soccer between trees near Krui, Sumatra

Fisherman looks on at the heavy surf near Krui, Sumatra

Fisherman looks on at the heavy surf near Krui, Sumatra

Indonesia Buffalo rice paddy

Plowing rice fields at lake Meninjau – Bukkitingi, Sumatra

Markets in Bukkitingi Indonesia Sumatra

Market stalls in Bukkitingi – Sumatra

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