Tony is now in Indonesia, his 98th country. After flying from London to Jakarta, with a brief stop in Amsterdam, he relaxed at the wonderful Six Degree Hostel. Tony visited the main square and national monument with three cool Spanish guys he met and ate Nasi Goreng – fried rice. Then he flew to Jayapura, capital of Papua Province – the easternmost part of Indonesia. So the couch surfing has begun! Tony has been staying with a lovely family, his host named Indra. Along with two other nice Papuan guys, Raymond and Edwin, they visited the General Douglas MacArthur Monument (Ifar Gunung). This is where the Americans and Japanese fought in 1944. A beautiful place with good views of the area on the mountains.
Now Tony is in Wamena, capital of Baliem Valley, in the Papua highlands. He is staying with a local guy, Raymond. Visiting villages and exploring the local Dani and culture.
Some photos here.