Kupang Airport. Indonesia, July 2012.
Kupang Airport. Indonesia, July 2012.

Thirteen takeoffs and thirteen landings

  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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Alor and Raja Ampat: two remote archipelagos in Indonesia. I've just been there. I've reconstructed my route on video... Total: 13 planes!

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My journey in video

I don't think I've ever flown so many planes on one trip before. It's a little scary, though. Here's a video of my trip, it will be more explicit... Fasten your seatbelts, we're taking off!

The summary of the trip I took is this:

→ 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)

Thirteen aircraft and six airlines

This new Indonesian tour of July will have earned me, in all, thirteen takeoffs and thirteen landings. With six airlines: Emirates Airlines, Air Asia, Lion Air, Garuda Indonesia, Trans Nusa, Sriwijaya Air.

I am quite unable to give you an account of 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 ...

Arrival in Sorong, West Papua. July 2012.
Arrival in Sorong, West Papua. July 2012.
Kupang Airport. Indonesia, July 2012.
Kupang Airport. Indonesia, July 2012.

July 2012: Alor and Raja Ampat

Extend to Alor, return to Raja Ampat...I dreamed about it. I decided to optimize the realization of these two dreams, by grouping the two destinations in a single 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 close to Timor. Raja Ampat (which I discovered in March 2012) is an extension of Papua New Guinea.

Underwater in Alor. Indonesia, July 2012.
Underwater in Alor. Indonesia, July 2012.
Sweetlips. Otdima, Raja Ampat. Indonesia, July 2012.
Gaterins at the Otdima site. Raja Ampat, Indonesia, July 2012.

Yes I know. I did not give any news of the whole month of July. In fact, I have not managed to blog in "live-live" ... A little 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 ...

😉 😎

  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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