For one month in late 2013, to explore this enormous archipelago. We kept moving, island-hopping from Bali to the Gili Islands, Lombok to Komodo and Flores, then over to Northern Sumatra and Pulau Weh. And we barely scratched the surface.
We took a bechak from Freddie's to the island's western horn. So steep was the road through the forested island that I had to walk alongside the bechak at one point. But after endless climbing came the freewheel descent to Iboih. The settlement comprised just a little cluster of bungalows, shops and cafes, although development [...]