Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

We'd love to speak with these rice field workers but the language barrier makes it impossible - Belimbing

For a western person who’s never spent any time exploring Asian cultures, the principles of “eastern philosophy” are elusive and foreign such that it makes little sense to try to understand them or embrace them. It’s possible, maybe even normal, … Continue reading

Gili Trawanga, Indonesia

From the Dream Dives shoot in Gili Trawanga - it's a wrap

Over the past few weeks, we’ve grown accustomed to the quiet anchorages and rural villages in the undeveloped parts of Indonesia that few people ever think about, let alone visit. From our new position here on Gili Trawanga, one of … Continue reading

Komodo Island, Indonesia

Komodo Dragon lurks along the edge of the beach hoping to spot an inattentive sunbather, but the humans are not as stupid as he hopes

Komodo is one of those places that almost everybody’s heard about but almost nobody’s been to. It does make sense when you think about it, given that the island’s fame comes from its large population of giant man-eating lizards, a … Continue reading

Maumere, Flores, Indonesia

Alor locals play in the warm water with Ternate volcano in the background - currents in the channel can reach 12 knots so they know to stay close to shore

With its population of 270 million, Indonesia has more people than all but four of the world’s nation states. That factoid is an easy one to forget when you’re sailing here, partially because there are more than 17,000 islands in … Continue reading