Wakatobi: Your island paradise off the beaten track

Have you ever wanted to run away to an *almost* deserted tropical island where you have no modern technological distractions and only the weather and sun to guide your day? Well then you need to visit the island chain of Wakatobi in South East Sulawesi. The name of Wakatobi is an acronym of the first … Continue reading

An Ode to the Afternoon Down Pour in the Tropics

I love when it rains here. The sweet fresh smell of new life emerging from the previous dust and oppressive heat. The streets become deserted and only chickens are brave enough to strut up and down the rain drenched streets. Life returns to the trees. They take on once more a lush and deep green … Continue reading

A day trip to Pulau Lara

The best thing about living in this remote area of Indonesia is that there are so many little islands and hidden spots to explore that most people never make it to or even know exist. Pulau Lara, Pulau is the Indonesian word for Island, is one of these places that I went the other weekend … Continue reading

Reasons I love living in Rural Sulawesi:

No alarm: Unless I need to be awake really early for a work excursion, I wake up naturally anytime between 7am and 9am. It is such a luxury to never have to set an alarm and just wake up when your body naturally wants to. Have time for breakfast: I always eat breakfast I can’t … Continue reading

Selamat Datang di Kendari, Sulawesi

A woman zooms past me on a motobike her arm stuck out at a weird angle. It is not until we come to a stop side by side at the traffic lights that I realise that she is holding a live chicken by the feet. Young boys run past on their way home from school … Continue reading