Local series – off season

Couple of weeks ago I watched “The Cove”, a documentary about a place in Japan where dolphins are slaughtered using a very precise and efficient procedure. Somehow strange to head to Lamalera right after. Lamalera is a small village where locals hunt whales and dolphins, but hunting them here is not banned by any international […]

No more headhunting

some pictures from the last leg of our trip… There was a human skull on the flat stone near the northern beach of Kepa Kecil, but that tourist took it as a souvenir. That was about 15 years ago. Fifty years old locals still remember those times when fellows villagers were fighting the other village […]

The land of dragons

Tens of pictures from Nusa Tenggara, literary the South East Island , the home of many wonders. Komodo dragons, colorful volcanic lakes, giant bats and much more. With the last being the new Homo floresiensis, those bemo and ojek drivers across the island of Flores. There are many theories why Komodo dragons can be found […]

Bali Hai

Bali is left behind, since one month already. It is better like this, posting the Bali stuff after digesting it for some time. Being there I was somehow overwhelmed by too many tourists, to many shops, coffee shops, Italian food restaurants , “genuine ” handcrafts and so on. That’s how Bali looks, at a first […]

Filtering, the real shit

What are the chances to get a good cup of coffee ?  Firstly you need some good  coffee, roasted with style and then some other details can mess it or make it the perfect one.  Next comes the atmosphere and all environmental details. Back to the kopi luwak, we were still asking ourselves if the […]

Weh island time

Island time Weh island, known as Sabang among the locals, is an active volcanic island in Aceh region in Andaman sea at the northwestern side of Sumatra. It used to be part of Sumatra, but became separated after a volcano eruption, long long time ago. Not very touristic or developed yet, with colorful and very […]

In Orange

Not everybody here seams to agree that “orangutan” comes from “orang” , meaning “person” in  Indonesian, plus “hutan” meaning “forest”. Not sure why. For me that’s pretty obvious tho, and I’ll go ahead with this assumption: they are the people of the forest. A legend says that orangutans are smart, so smart that they never […]

Toba – La Bomba

When the super-volcano in Toba erupted 70000 ago, nobody thought that its the crater will be such a relaxed place like it is now. There are some reasons why, maybe. 70000 years ago nobody really took care about 2010, and the volcano killed most humans then alive on earth. You like it or not, but […]