Indonesia

Lombok to Flores by boat

Adventures in Indonesia:
Lombok to Flores by Boat

Some trips start out with the sudden realization that something is just not right. My 4-night slow boat trip from Gili Trawangan, Indonesia to Flores Island was one of those trips. It began with my minibus driver’s drunken babbling, and progressed from there.

Who said life on the road wasn't interesting?In my travels, I derive a ton of pleasure from the exquisite overlap of cultures that occurs in almost every country that I've devoured thus far. From the dichotomies and quirks of the Philippines to a 20-minute conversation with a 4-year-old in Beijing about why I was not wearing socks, endless pleasure - and great stories - are always born of these chance encounters.

A Culture Clash Moment in Mataram, Indonesia

In my travels, I derive a ton of pleasure from the exquisite overlap of cultures that occurs in almost every country that I’ve devoured thus far. From the dichotomies and quirks of the Philippines to a 20-minute conversation with a 4-year-old in Beijing about why I was not wearing socks, endless pleasure – and great stories – are always born of these chance encounters.

Bus and Boat Adventures in Indonesia

Adventures in Indonesia:
Public Transportation

There are two fail-safe sensory overloads for the traveller who wants to learn about a new place: going to the local supermarket, replete with its adventurous, exciting foods and people watching, and taking public transportation, with all of the delays, break-downs and random farm animals that comes with it.