Travel Like A Local in Raja Ampat

mike smile like monalisa scene. – I love traveling but I hate being a tourist. I traveled like a local in Waisai Island, Raja Ampat – Indonesia.

When I’m traveling, I don’t want to hear anything but the sweet sound of the local language.

I met the locals and got off the beaten track, you see.

We’re world travel junkies. We’re going to make friends with the locals. They’ll show us around. Friendship. International friendship!

So cool. We started spending some time with them. They showed us their favorite spots in town and islands, how they lived and all.

We ate with the locals, drank with the locals, talked about the important stuff like international friendships.

While staying in a typical Raja Ampat cabin with no running water, we had the best time of our lives, being offline, playing cards and enjoying the paradise.

come rain, come sunshine.

tropical dreams.

the fishers camp in paradise.

our traditional cabin.

i called it, beauty of ‘pu-sea’. tridacna or kima is a genus of large saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in subfamily tridacninae, the giant clams.

our ‘pu-sea’ between mangrove and cabin. they inhabit shallow waters of coral reef in warm seas of the indo-pacific region. efforts are under way in here to reintroduce their waters to the “virtually extinct” tridacna or kima.

looks like rain.

home sweet home.

I really want to thank my friends, and everyone who donated to this trip. It was WONDERFUL!

Thank to you, my travel junkies, for following and supporting me on this journey!

Being a good travel junkies is a lifelong apprenticeship…


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