Orangutans and Komodo Dragons

With Indonesia being made up of more than 13,000 islands the best way to see as much as possible is by boat. That is why I joined Austin Adventures’ trip to sail across the archipelago for 10 days.

The trip started with a flight to Palangkaraya on the island of Borneo. This leg of the journey would be taken on a river boat as we moved up the Rungan River in search of Orgutans.

After four days in Borneo we headed back to Bali, where we’d join up with our home for the next week. The Katharine was a traditional pinisi two-masted sailing ship, built in the same traditional ways for hundreds of years. We set sail with our hearts set on ending the week on Komodo island.

One day we followed some local boys to a rope swing, and of course I had to give it a try.

After a week of sailing we had finally made it to Komodo Island, home to the famous Komodo Dragon. I spent my entire childhood dreaming of this animal, and I felt like a ten year old kid again to see them in the wild.

And as quickly as it began, the trip of a lifetime was over.

I can’t thank Austin Adventures enough for allowing me to document this trip and fulfill my dreams. Book your own trip today here - #indonesia #austinadventures #epixtrip #travel #sailing

Thank you

- Andy Austin -

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