Fancy Indonesia? I take you to dive into the waters of Sali Kecil, a small island far from everything located on the west coast of Halmahera. Magnificent !
In the dream boat category, here is one on which I would see myself embarking one day: the mythical Aranui, to go to the Marquesas Islands, in Polynesia!
My first trip to Polynesia, in 2012, made me want to go back (sigh). But the plane ticket is not given and given the duration of the flight, it is better to have a little time in front of you. Here are some practical things to remember.
Five archipelagos with 118 islands and atolls, scattered in the Pacific, on a vast territory like Europe ... Polynesia, it's just immense!
Derawan is a tiny island on the eastern coast of Borneo. I had already been there in 2009. But for this trip of 2013, I reviewed my itinerary.
Nature, calm and pleasure ... In the north of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, I set sail for a dream island. Its name: Bangka.
The Indonesian airline Lion Air has a unique trick. Along with the safety instructions, there is a booklet of special prayers for the plane.
I was (still) gone. A short 15 day trip to Indonesia. On the program: rest and dives, in Halmahera (North Moluccas) and in Bangka in North Sulawesi.
I'm overwhelmed by emails asking me for info to dive in Raja Ampat! So, I compiled everything in one article. But beware, a trip to Raja Ampat requires behaving as a respectful and responsible visitor. Tourism, which is booming in the region, is endangering one of the most magnificent reservoirs of biodiversity on the planet.
It is the blue of the immense Pacific Ocean. An intense blue that twists the retinas and floods the head with light. Head for Polynesia.
"Where are you going this time?" To put it simply, I answer: "In Indonesia. In fact, I'm going to the end of the end of Indonesia: in West Papua! I'm going to dive into the archipelago bearing the beautiful name of Raja Ampat, "the four kings".
Since the time that I talk about it (Air Asia here, Air Asia there), this time, this is it! I finally tested the brand new Air Asia X line, from Paris to Kuala Lumpur. The link was launched by the Malaysian lowcost company in February 2011.
The continuation of my trip to Sulawesi !!! It is Saturday July 14, 2007. Departure from Rantepao, in the heart of the Toraja country at 7am, under a bright sun. Arriving twelve hours later, at night, in pouring rain, at Siuri Beach Cottages, on the west shore of the immense Poso Lake.