Atambua

My whole body is drenched in sweat as I reach the western hillside of  Teluk Gurita on the coast of Timor Island. Fortunately, the hills are well shaded with trees, so I take shelter after the challenging climb. In front of me, the narrow bay with its green water looks seductively tranquil.
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Anambas

Matak Airport, the entrance to the Anambas Archipelago, is just a small airport. It is managed by a mining company and only accommodates a few flights per week.
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Labuan Bajo

From its birth as a sleepy little Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsy) fishing village, Labuan Bajo literally ‘The Bajau anchorage’ has grown into one of the tourist boomtowns of Indonesia.
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Belitung

It’s early afternoon on an October Sunday and I’m dining at a beach café on Tanjung Kelayang, where just a year ago I’d embarked on an island hopping trip across the twinkling turquoise Java Sea.
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Banda Aceh to Sabang

In the city of Banda Aceh, the past is well preserved. The JHR Köhler plaque embedded at the majestic Baiturrahman Grand Mosque complex is a poignant reminder of the colourful and intriguing story of the region’s past.
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