The final resting place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Medina is the second holiest city for the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, and almost every inch of it is sacred.
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.
Covering more than 180,000km2 in West Papua, Bird’s Head Seascape is home to one of the planet’s most biodiverse coral reefs.
Oman once traded frankincense with Rome and spices with Zanzibar. Tristan Rutherford drives through the Arabian Gulf nation to witness dawn storms, desert sunsets and knockout cuisine.