The thousand island archipelago | Matt Sterne

Indonesia is a part of the world high on my "to visit" list. Between Komodo dragons, Homo floresiensis, the Wallace Line, and – of course – the delicious satay dishes, there's a lot that draws me to this region. Matt's write-up of his own trip is a little OTT at times, but it contains some useful information and a cracking itinerary. I had no idea that Borobodur was the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, for example.

Also, Matt notes this rather wonderful piece of folklore:

A long time ago, [the Dragon Princess] gave birth to twins, a human boy called Gerong and a female dragon called Ora. They separated at birth and reunited as adults in the forest, over a shared love of deer meat. Ever since then, the islanders have considered the Komodos their sacred ancestors and have lived in relative harmony with  them...

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