The Man Who Sold the Halmahera – Just want the world to know… that I love North Halmahera so so so much! This is Katreji ladies, and I. Such a fun afternoon. It was AMAZING! Photo by hafidz novalsyah. I was wearing a classic tee… Continue Reading

Expeditie Sumba : Travel Like A Sumbanese – Hey travel junkies in Indonesia, I have some very exciting news to share! “Experiencing new things and having shifts in perspective. This is probably why I travel so much. Balance is also important. So as much as I… Continue Reading

The Travel Junkie in Ikat Style – Oh my. I found this old photos of my friends and I in Ikat style in the National Alliance of Indigenous People Congress. And, I totally choked up with delight and nostalgia. It our Ikat style. Wear a… Continue Reading

Don’t Overplan with @escapeartistes – Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Theodora Sutcliffe… Continue Reading

Hand Woven Ikats From Sumba – Sumbanese ikat is the most dramatic, and arguably best-executed in Indonesia. It’s very highly prized by collectors, as natural dyes still predominate: earthy orange-red from the kombu tree bark, indigo blue, and yellow hues derived from loba leaves.… Continue Reading

Betel Nut From Sumba – Travel through Sumba and Timor and you can’t avoid the random splodges of red residue that liberally decorate the pavements and bus aisles of this region, or the villagers’ foaming, scarlet mouths. The substance behind the stain is… Continue Reading

Visiting Sumba – Sexy Villages & Exotic Cultures – Many Sumbanese villagers are now accustomed to tourists, but many still have difficulty understanding the strange custom of Westerners who simply want to observe an exotic culture and sexy villages. If you’re interested in their weavings or other… Continue Reading

Best Reasons We Love South of Waikabubak – Give yourself at least a few days around western Sumba. Once you have learned some basic manners as a guest arriving in a village – hopefully armed with some Bahasa Indonesia – it’s possible to do without a… Continue Reading

10 Best Travel Destinations in Indonesia – Where to go on holiday this year. Back to work, back to making holiday plans. Travel Junkie Indonesia scours the globe to find you this year’s 10 greatest destinations.

Pasola : Let The Battles Commence – A riotous tournament between two teams of spear-wielding, ikat-clad horsemen, the Pasola has to be one of the most extravagant, and bloodiest, harvest festivals in the world. Riders risk life and limb as they aim wooden spears at… Continue Reading

Tips & Reasons Rent A Motorbike in Indonesia Trip – Let’s ride like an Indonesian. I love ride motorbike to explore Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara and West Timor. As long as you know how to drive a car, renting a motorbike is perhaps one of… Continue Reading