Three years ago I took a Dive Safari – My bucket list said I would see orang-utans in the wild, so I decided to combine that with some diving. I went across to Indonesia with a cracking little company called Dive Safari Asia. Pulah Weh is a tiny island on the edge of the Indian … More Dive200 – #157 – Octopus flirting!
This week’s postcard comes from Bukit Lawang in Sumatra, Indonesia. … More Tuesday Postcard – Week 4 – Mowgli the Orang-utan
This week’s postcard comes to you from underwater! Taken this week on Batee Gla (meaning slippery rock) in Pulau Weh, this photo is of two large Moray eels sharing a hiding place, while having a breather in the open current. … More Tuesday Postcard – Week 3 – Moray eels
I used to think that my ideal job (after owning that little dive shop on the beach in Sipidan) would be to work in an animal sanctuary. Maybe orang-utans, or baby tigers or something cute and endangered and essentially a job where I’d be “doing good”. Now I’m not so sure I could hack it. Case in point: Donut the Kitten. … More Donut: the little kitten who left a big impression
This week’s postcard comes direct from Gapang Beach in Pulau Weh. … More Tuesday postcard Week 2 – Gapang Beach
Banda Aceh, on the north west tip of Indonesia, isn’t really known as a tourist destination. Possibly because it’s quite industrial, or perhaps because it’s the main town in the most conservative Muslim State in Indonesia. Unfortunately, it’s more likely because Banda Aceh is better known for being the epicentre of the Indonesian Earthquake, and the worst hit area in that horrific natural disster of 2004. Banda Aceh lost around 61,000 people in the Boxing Day Tsunami; around a quarter of its population. … More Stranded! How to kill time in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.