Today the great orange ape of Asia is found only in a few remote reserves. Tanjung Puting in Indonesian Borneo plays refuge to these gentle, intelligent beasts, a chance to swing back from the brink.
Melo Village is an interesting destination in Flores, Indonesia that hosts an authentic Caci festival. Caci involves two men with whips and bamboo shields jumping, spinning and trying to fake the other out in an attempt to strike the opponent.
Torajaland is a place unlike any other, both for its unique culture and its stunning landscapes. Getting there can be a major challenge, with only two choices: flying into Sulawesi’s largest city, Makassar, and driving six hours, or chartering a private turbo prop.
Labuan Bajo and the Komodo area of Indonesia is a micro-version of a trip to Jurassic Park. Getting a huge dragon to come onto the beach for a photographical essay was a major, integral part of my adventure.
Borobudur is the most vital monument in all of Indonesia and the largest Buddhist temple anywhere on the planet. Having a private breakfast with an unobstructed view of this wonder is relaxing compliment to an early visit to the monument.