Traditional fishing boats in Sabang, Pulau Weh – Indonesia. Travel Photos: Pulau Weh photo gallery.
Pulau Weh (Weh Island) is off the northern tip of Sumatra and is the most northerly point in Indonesia (kilometre zero is marked here). I found some basic beach bungalows here that rent for around $10 a night. Most people come here for the diving, but also suitable for going off the grid. Travel Photos: […]
[If a durian looked like a city, this is what you would see. Welcome to Jakarta.] Jakarta is the city known as The Big Durian. Just like its fruity namesake, Jakarta has the ability to repulse first-time tasters and have them running, swearing never to return. I have tried durian a couple of times and […]
When I’m on the road I’m always on the lookout for interesting cafes and new coffee experiences. On my trip to Yogyakarta I found an unusual brew called Jopi Joss: charcoal coffee. [Kopi Joss - it tastes better than it looks.] Kopi Joss preparation starts off in the usual Javanese style, with loose coffee grinds […]
[Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia.] Like most visitors to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (more commonly called Bromo) I arrived to my guest house in the evening without having seen the park. The tour begins with a jeep ride in the morning darkness to the crater rim, arriving in time for the sun rise. As […]
[Pangandaran Beach, Java - Indonesia] Up until a few days before I arrived I had never heard of Pangandaran. This fishing village on the south coast of West Java is a popular beach resort (if you can describe it as that) for domestic visitors, but like much of Indonesia beyond Bali, it is not on […]
[Remnants of Old Jakarta] Kota (Old Jakarta) is the area around the old port area of Jakarta. The remaining heritage buildings here are remnants from the Dutch colonial era when the city was known as Batavia. [Jakarta History Museum] Like seemingly every big colonial city in the region Batavia was an “x of the east” […]