Bukittinggi

Bukittinggi has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a Sumatran market town. Colours takes time to explore under horsepower and finds that West Sumatra’s second-biggest city still retains much of its laid-back rural charm.

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The Archipelago Journal Lombok

It was as peaceful an afternoon as it could possibly be. The only sound was the waves lapping against our feet as we walked on Mandalika beach, where the bright cream sand contrasts harmoniously with the clear turquoise sea.

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Baubau

I arrive at Betoambari Airport in Baubau just before midday after a flight from Makassar that took less than an hour. If travelling by sea, the distance between the two cities can be covered in half a day.

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