Sulawesi

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi – August 2013

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi – August 2013

The art of traveling is to meet people that introduce you to their culture and to take the time to go with the flow. We were a bit put off by stories about mass tourism in this magical region. Through friends we found a guide that took us via hidden tracks across the mountains and fields to traditional villages far away from everyone. By bicycle we found secret graveyards and our friends invited us to stay with them, at only 3 hours travel from the tourist buzz, but into the heart of the fascinating Tana Toraja culture which resolves around death.
Togian Islands, Sulawesi – July 2013

Togian Islands, Sulawesi – July 2013

We spent almost 2 weeks at the Togian Islands which are just paradise with tiny tropical islands, small fisher boat, the bluest water we’ve ever seen, fascinating marine life, but also has some creepy dense forests where you can do truly slippery jungle treks.
Sulawesi Underwater – July 2013

Sulawesi Underwater – July 2013

Sulawesi is one of the best places for snorkeling and scuba-diving in Indonesia. Bunaken in the North has drop-offs only 50 meters from the beach and we saw huge turtles which we could follow for minutes. Sharks and other giant marine creatures are also around. We spent almost 2 weeks at the Togian Islands which are just paradise with tiny tropical islands, small fisher boat, the bluest water we’ve ever seen, fascinating marine life, but also has some creepy dense forests where you can do truly slippery jungle treks.
Sulawesi – July 2013

Sulawesi – July 2013

Sulawesi forces you to take time to discover. First of all, because of it’s weird shape. Secondly because it is never guaranteed if or when the bus or boat departs. Thirdly, it is so beautiful! The underwater life is breathtaking and so are the tropical forests, the bounty islands of the Togians and the variety of cultures (including unique Tana Toraja).