Banda Aceh from the sky.
Banda Aceh from the sky.

Indonesia again

  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - May 2014

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Ten days off. Ten days of freedom. From May 10 to May 20, 2014, I left. In Pulau Weh, Indonesia.

Take off again

"Nooo!?"
"Again? »
"Tell me it isn't true! »
I burst out laughing as I discovered the indignant-amused words of colleagues and friends on my Facebook page.

Yes, again Indonesia. The trip has its reasons that reason does not know.

My destination: Pulau Weh, a small island off the coast of Banda Aceh, in the very west of Sumatra.

It was short but intense. I have absolutely no regrets about this escapade, decided almost at the last minute. Pulau Weh regenerated me. The journey itself has made me exhilarated. Rennes - Paris - Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur - Banda Aceh - Pulau Weh. Too long, too complicated, too tiring? Carried by the joy of this new trip, I plunged back into the atmosphere of the airports with delight, investigating the successive immigration controls with bliss.

Departures give me wings. I feel each time like a kid who was offered an extra ride.

Air Asia is the link between Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Banda Aceh (Sumatra, Indonesia). Here the tarmac of Banda Aceh Airport, May 2014.
Air Asia is the link between Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Banda Aceh (Sumatra, Indonesia). Here the tarmac of Banda Aceh Airport, May 2014.

Pulau Weh

Pulau Weh is the most westerly and most northern of the inhabited islands of the archipelago. On the western tip of Sumatra, in Banda Aceh province, is the "Mile zero." from Indonesia.

There is a beach there, Gapang, that I loved a lot during a previous trip, four years ago, and that I wanted to see again. A quiet and authentic corner. As in 2010, I settled in one of the bungalows of the excellent Lumba Lumba diving center.

Lumba Lumba Diving Center. Pulau Weh, May 2014.

If you want to have a look, all my articles about the 2010 trip are at the end of this link :
Pulau Weh - Sumatra - Indonesia - March 2010

In May 2014, the beach has not changed much. Atmosphere always so peaceful, at high tide, at low tide ...

Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh. Banda Aceh, Indonesia, May 2014.

Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh. Banda Aceh, Indonesia, May 2014.

Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, May 2014.

The people of Gapang are always so friendly and welcoming. The tourists who choose to come here are almost all divers.

Batee Tolong, Pulau Weh. May 2014.

On land and under water, Indonesia is irresistible ...

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  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - May 2014

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