Tony’s just sent this blog post: Baliem Valley, Indonesia.
Tony visited Wamena, capital of Baliem Valley, with a couch surfing friend, Raymond. Raymond is from Wamena, and Tony stayed with his lovely family just outside the town. The Baliem Valley is home to many cultural tribes most noticeably Dani, Lani and Yali. Raymond’s family are Lani.
The only way to reach Wamena is by plane. Trigana and Wings have several flights a day from Jayapura. Almost all produce is flown in by transport plane,
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,
Tony is now in Indonesia. The trip has begun!
Tony is just about to depart for 3 months of extensive travels in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Three months of journeying in the heat, jungles, mountains and volcanoes, islands, along the Equator.