Indonesia - Soul Journals

An exciting follow up to Bali Soul Journals, author Clare McAlaney now begins to stretch into wild Indonesia, beginning with Borneo, West Kalimantan and the Karimata Archipelago just four hours from Pontianak. Photography - Clare McAlaney Visit Bali Soul Journals @ www.balisouljournals.com Photographs copyright
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Legacy of years of damage, timber mills still line the rivers.  Local authorities are ever on the alert for illegal logging.

Legacy of years of damage, timber mills still line the rivers. Local authorities are ever on the alert for illegal logging.

People-watching.  Homes in West Kalimantan are simple, either concrete or timber, mostly on stilts.

People-watching. Homes in West Kalimantan are simple, either concrete or timber, mostly on stilts.

Rising at dawn is worth it - Pulau Karimata, Borneo

Rising at dawn is worth it - Pulau Karimata, Borneo

Dip your feet in the cool waters, your trail follows this stream all the way up the mountain, singing a forest song.

Dip your feet in the cool waters, your trail follows this stream all the way up the mountain, singing a forest song.

Colours surround you, the water is clear and the air fresh.

Colours surround you, the water is clear and the air fresh.

Waterfalls are breathtaking in Gunung Palung, part of Indonesia's oldest rain forest.

Waterfalls are breathtaking in Gunung Palung, part of Indonesia's oldest rain forest.

On Pulau Karimata there are untouched beaches such as this, where the water is warm and locals are friendly.  Hint: the island is Muslim, so please do not drink alcohol while being hosted by the gentle and welcoming hosts.

On Pulau Karimata there are untouched beaches such as this, where the water is warm and locals are friendly. Hint: the island is Muslim, so please do not drink alcohol while being hosted by the gentle and welcoming hosts.

The rivers of West Kalimantan stretch for literally miles, a complex tapestry of waterways.  Fishing pontoons dot them, stark beauty in a now almost unfrequented system.

The rivers of West Kalimantan stretch for literally miles, a complex tapestry of waterways. Fishing pontoons dot them, stark beauty in a now almost unfrequented system.

We stopped in Pontianak before making our way by boat the next day to Sukadana.  This gorgeous local resort has elevated villas, reflective of the housing style of the region.

We stopped in Pontianak before making our way by boat the next day to Sukadana. This gorgeous local resort has elevated villas, reflective of the housing style of the region.


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