Indonesia - Travelogues and useful travel information

Fire dance. Bali,  Indonesia.

Indonesia is great country for visit. It is very rich for traditional culture and nature too. Differences among islands are something which makes Indonesia unique.

Villager from Dani tribe. Papua,  Indonesia.

Western part of New Guinea island is incredible place. Beautiful landscapes, jungle, forest, and traditional culture. There are still a lot of indigenous tribes. The most accessible place is Baliem Valley at Papua province (formerly called Irian Jaya), Indonesia. Dani tribe is the tribe which inhabits Baliem Valley.

Orangutan in Tanjung Puting national park. Kalimantan,  Indonesia.

Orangutans are the only ape representatives living out of Africa. Nowadays, they are living just on Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutans are the biggest apes in the world; they can weigh up to 90 kg. Even though some of the gestures and movements are quite human-like, according to the research they are very different from people by their nature.

Ardeadoris Egretta Nudibranch. Diving around Biak islands, Owi island dive site. Papua,  Indonesia.

Colorful sea slugs and nudibranchs can be found in both tropical and temperate seas. Nudibranchs are members of soft-bodied shell-less marine sea slug group opisthobranch gastropod mollusks, which are known for their extremely bright marvelous colors and extraordinary forms. Among this group, there can be found the most colorful creatures on earth.

Teeth sharpening - one of the mentawai traditions. Siberut island. Sumatra,  Indonesia.

Siberut is a small island south of Sumatra. Even though its very close to busy Sumatra, life there stayed very traditional and the Mentawai people lives the same way like their used to live thousand years ago.

Manta Rey (Manta birostris) at Manta Point dive site near Nusa Penida island. Bali,  Indonesia.

Manta Ray is the largest of the Rays, has a very broad mouth, on either side of which are prominent fleshy extensions called cephalic lobes. It grows up till 7m.

Ocean Sunfish (Mola Mola) at Crystal Bay dive site near Nusa Penida island. Bali,  Indonesia.

Mola Mola, the heaviest bony fish in the world, appears in warm and temperate zones of all oceans in depth range 30-480m. Time to time it can be observed near the surface where it comes for seeking cleaner fishes.

Nembrotha Nudibranch. Diving around Bangka island, Sahaung dive site. Sulawesi,  Indonesia.

It is one my first dives at open sea and exactly my first dive at Indonesia. What will I see underwater?

Young mentawai woman with children. Siberut island. Sumatra,  Indonesia.

Are you planing to visit Indonesia? Maybe you would need to speak Bahasa Indonesia!


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