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Alor and Raja Ampat: two remote archipelagos, in Indonesia. I just came back from there. I reconstructed my itinerary on video... Total : 13 planes !
My journey in video
I don't think I've ever taken so many planes on a trip. It's a bit scary, though. Here is what my trip looks like in video, it will be more explicit... Fasten your seatbelts, we are taking off!
The summary of the journey I took is as follows:
→ Paris - Dubai - Kuala Lumpur (Emirates) → Kuala Lumpur - Bali (Air Asia) --- Night in Bali → Bali - Kupang (Garuda) → Kupang - Alor (Trans Nusa) --- STAY IN ALOR → Alor - Kupang (Trans Nusa) → Kupang - Surabaya - Makassar (Lion Air) --- Overnight in Makassar → Makassar - Sorong (Sriwijaya Air) --- STAY IN RAJA AMPAT → Sorong - Makassar (Sriwijaya Air) → Malassar - Kuala Lumpur (Air Asia) --- Overnight in Kuala Lumpur → Kuala Lumpur - Dubai - Paris (Emirates)
I am unable to count the dozens and dozens of hours of flight, transit and stopovers that this represents. It's a lot, it's too much, surely. I didn't dare to calculate the carbon footprint it represents... 😱
But it was worth it. Even by dragging 30 kg of diving gear and photo gear ...
July 2012: Alor and Raja Ampat
Extend to Alor, return to Raja Ampat... I was dreaming about it. I decided to optimize the realization of these two dreams, by grouping the two destinations in one trip to Indonesia.
Alor is part of the small islands of Sunda, with Komodo and Flores (where I had already been in July 2011), and is very close to Timor. Raja Ampat (which I had discovered in March 2012) is in the extension of Papua New Guinea.
Yes, I know. I didn't give any news for the whole month of July. In fact, I didn't manage to blog "live"... A bit because of lack of time (I spent most of my days diving), a bit because of the slow internet connections.
But I'm going to catch up, now that I'm back from vacation ...