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Month: July 2017

Trip to Tanimbar Kei and Nuhuta islands

Trip to Tanimbar Kei and Nuhuta islands

My trip to Tanimbar Kei was beautiful, rewarding, and difficult.  Not many tourists go to Tanimbar Kei and it only advisable if you have a lot of time and like remote destinations. There are about 3 boats a week to Tanimbar Kei from Debut but there isn’t a fixed schedule and they will only leave in good weather conditions.  The public boat I took was supposed to leave at about 6 a.m. but it didn’t leave until 8 a.m. because…

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How to take the Pelni from Kei to Banda

How to take the Pelni from Kei to Banda

On July 8 (2017) I took the Pelni from Kei to Banda.  I have actually taken Pelni many times before in both directions. The ship is often crowded but it is also can be quite fun and interesting for the approximately 12 hour trip between the 2 islands groups.  This is also an inexpensive way to travel as the ticket is only 146,500 IDR one way.  You may however, have to plan your trip dates well in advance as these…

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A nice daytrip to Ohoiew island

A nice daytrip to Ohoiew island

I joined 2 other tourists for a short trip to Ohoiew island.  This island has accommodation at Ohoiew Island Resort and is easily reached by boat from the mainland.   The village of Ohoi Ngilngof is the main access point, 1.6 kilometers from the island and near other points of interest in northwest Kei Kecil. We took a quick car ride from Coaster Cottages to Ohoi Ngilngof, near Pasir Panjang, and then an even faster hop across to the island in…

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