Arfaks – West Papua – Arrrfakkkk (“White People Walk Into The Forest and Money Comes Out”)

This area of West Papua, The Arfaks Mountains, is world renowned thanks to the likes of David Attenborough narrating about the uniqueness of the area on popular nature documentaries such as The Life of Birds and Planet Earth, where the amazing displays done by the male birds in the area are showcased. It was hard … Continue reading Arfaks – West Papua – Arrrfakkkk (“White People Walk Into The Forest and Money Comes Out”)

Raja Ampat – West Papua – The Land of Beautiful Islands

West Papua, while technically part of Indonesia, couldn't be more different than the rest of the country. In fact, when Indonesia declared independence from the Dutch in 1949, the mineral-rich island of Papua was excluded from the deal. It wasn’t until 1963 when then-president Sukarto demanded it, that West Papua actually became a part of … Continue reading Raja Ampat – West Papua – The Land of Beautiful Islands

Kai Islands (Kecil & Besar) – Indonesia – What the Fako?

Our visit to the Kai Islands was certainly one for the books. When Google Maps and Maps.me both showed the small town of Fako in the wrong location, our little ‘overnight trip to Kai Besar’ turned into a fiasco. Buttttttt we initially started our trip on the island of Kai Kecil so let me start … Continue reading Kai Islands (Kecil & Besar) – Indonesia – What the Fako?