Visiting the Emergency Room in Labuan Bajo
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Visiting the Emergency Room in Labuan Bajo

Indonesia seems to be hitting the cruisers rather hard.  While many have come down with occasional cases of “Bali belly”, others have had more serious issues.  I woke up one morning in Pasarwajo with some troubling symptoms – not debilitating, but concerning. The first thing we did was WebMD the symptoms, and I was feeling…

7 Days with Komodo Dragons & Manta Rays in Indonesia
Indonesia

7 Days with Komodo Dragons & Manta Rays in Indonesia

One of the highlights of our entire time in Indonesia was coming to Komodo National Park to see the wildlife.  This park is much more prestine than other places we’ve been and we enjoyed it so much. About Flores and Komodo National Park Located west of Flores Island and east of Sumbawa Island, the Komodo…

Exploring Indonesian Food in Buton Cook Class and Market
Indonesia

Exploring Indonesian Food in Buton Cook Class and Market

The Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally stopped in Pasarwajo, a small village on the island of Buton.  This would be one of our big stops thanks to the Festival Pesona Indonesia Budaya Tua Buton, but the festival was not just one day!  Two days before the grand party, our local tourism official, Rusdi, and his…

Festival Pesona Indonesia Budaya Tua Buton
Indonesia

Festival Pesona Indonesia Budaya Tua Buton

The highlight of our rally so far has been attending the Festival Pesona Indonesia Budaya Tua Buton (Buton’s Festival of Traditional Culture) in Pasarwajo in the Buton Regency.  Pesona Indonesia, the Indonesian tourism board, holds the Pesona Indonesia festivals around the country every year to promote the traditional culture and tourism.  Lucky for us, the…

Hoga Island, Wakatobi National Park
Indonesia

Hoga Island, Wakatobi National Park

After spending 5 nights in Banda exploring the Spice Islands and diving we took off for a 375 nm sail to Hoga Island, a small island in the Wakatobi National Park in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Wakatobi is a portmanteau (a new word for me!) of the four main islands in the group: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko.  Hoga is…

Banda Neira, Indonesia – the Spice Islands
Indonesia

Banda Neira, Indonesia – the Spice Islands

After a leisurely time in Walir, we made our way over to Banda Neira, the second stop for the rally. We’d spent so long in Walir that most of the rally boats had left. That was just fine with us. Docking in Banda Neira Slow Flight was still in Banda Neira and they greeted us…

Walir, Indonesia in Pictures
Indonesia

Walir, Indonesia in Pictures

After the business of clearing into Debut, Indonesia with the Wonderful Sail 2 Indonesia Rally, we were ready for a break.  Several cruising boats opted to stop at Walir Island, in between Debut and Banda, the next rally stop.   Watch the Video: Sea Cucumber in Walir Watch the Video: Quiet Time in Walir Pin…

Debut, Kei Islands, Indonesia
Indonesia

Debut, Kei Islands, Indonesia

After four days sailing from Australia to Indonesia, our arrival port in Indonesia was Debut, a small village in the Kei Islands of Indonesia.  This area has many islands, and Debut is on Kei Island.  The main town is called Langgur, and only a small channel is between Kei Island and the next door Dullah…