The mention of Krakatau, located in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, arouses a variety of gut feelings to a variety of folks. Ask an expat what they think and they respond with goofy comments like “Oh, I’ve been out there, nice place,” and, “Been there, done that.” Ask an Indonesian and you can get some heart wrenching comments that border on fright, ancestral spirits and a godly powered natural event wrapped around a feeling of just let it be.
The Salvador Dali Quest
After living in Southeast Asia back and forth for over twenty years, I have come to realize that most of the expats living and enjoying this complication of life are just a little bit what you might say ‘off’. This is not to degrade or belittle, but rather reflects the persona of an individual who goes out of their way to leave their home country and live in a place where they never fully understand the host society or how things really work under the surface. These are people who embrace new cultures and difficult situations and most of all change.
Sulawesi: twice the size of the UK, volcanoes galore, uninhabited islands, strange creatures, boiling seas, electric clams and tons of bioluminescence, all wrapped up in Mother Nature’s blanket of beauty and sustainability.
Underwater Komodo Adventures
Gregg A. Hollomon partakes in the exhilarating, high-current dives of Komodo National Park to photograph the large and small delights this region has to offer.