After a short trip to Krakatau, I went to Nias for a week of surfing. What better way to celebrate my 30th year around the sun?
A friend asked me a good question: “Why do you wanna go out in the middle of the Sunda Strait to watch an erupting volcano?” Dear friend, this is my answer to you.
Spending our days on an empty beach, surfing empty waves, and emptying fresh coconuts.
“Mau ke mana?” said one of the security guards in my office building when I came dragging in through the security checkpoint with a surfboard Friday morning. It means where are you going? Me: “Mau ke Lombok.” “aah, ke Lombok lagi?” (To Lombok again?) Me: “Ya. Mau ikut?” (Yes, wanna join?) “Haha, tidak bisa.” (Cannot.)
Christmas is all about traditions Three years ago my brother caught his first wave on a longboard on Waikiki beach. We had bbq and beers for Christmas dinner, and we were of course wearing Hawaii shirts. It was the best Christmas ever. The year after we went to Morocco for two weeks and celebrated Christmas at…
My favorite surf spots in Bali
You need to read this if you want to go surfing in Lombok.
I feel like I say this every time I come home from a trip, but last week I had one of my best nature experiences so far in Indonesia (maybe in my life). I went to visit the real Jurassic Park, also known as Komodo National Park. This awesome group of islands are located in the western…
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that enforces Islamic law, also known as sharia. The province capitol Banda Aceh was completely ruined by the well-known 2004 tsunami. I decided to go anyway.
After some days in Bunaken, we planned to have three full days in Ternate and Tidore. Which should be enough time to hike a volcano and explore both islands. It didn’t work out quite as planned. First Garuda called and said they had to reschedule or flight because of operational reasons, so we only had…