Travelog: Mentawai

Mentawai consist of several island and famous for the Mentawai ethnic and their beautiful beach with waves for the surfer. I am not a surfer but I really eager to visit the place as you only see it through tv in the previous time. So the trip start with a fast boat riding for 6 hours, its a beautiful day, the clouds are full above the blue ocean and there are some fish jumping over in the middle of somewhere as I sit on top of the boat. We stop by at Mailepet port then continue the riding for another 2 hours before we arrived at our destination port. I go with a guide and another two friend traveler. Then we meet with another couple who just been abandoned by their guide so there is 6 of us at the end. The trip should be accompanied by a guide as they people speak in their ethnic language so we will need to be accompanied by certified guide who can help us to communicate with the local people. From the port we took 30 minutes ride to the villages where we will took another small wooden boat through the river to the jungle. Another man from the village join us as additional helper, so there are seven of us on the small boat with addition to the boat driver.

Cookie, Sikerei from Mentawai
Cookie, the Sikerei from Mentawai
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Pray for Indonesia

Hopefully our Yogya will be back soon


When the words are not enough anymore, lets pray for Indonesia.

‘pray for Wasior’

‘pray for Mentawai’

‘pray for Yogyakarta’

As it is written in a book of ‘Borobudur – A prayer in stone’ stuck on my bookshelf :

 “While we never know all the factors that went into the decision, Borobudur’s site must have been selected for reasons, both rational and irrational. Holy texts describe potent sites, places where presence is felt to dwell. Whatever makes a site conspicuous or memorable is the reinforced in its effect by the attention of the people directed towards and consentrated on that spot. In such places, the gods are seen at play.

may our earth stop crying.

‘Pray for Indonesia’