Sulawesi by Motorbike
In April of 2016, I flew to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on an adventurous tip from fellow travelers. While there, I fell in love with the incredible people, beautiful culture, and breathtaking landscape.
I traveled almost exclusively by scooter, the most convenient and popular transportation in the region. Although it was a solo mission, I rarely traveled alone. The first half of my journey began in Makassar, the island’s largest city, with two teenage students as my guides. They agreed to let me travel with them and stay with their families in the interior of the island. In exchange, I would pay for gas and help them learn English. From there, I traveled to Tana Toraja, where I met another guide, Yatim, who showed me the unique culture of the Torajans.
Equipped only with two pairs of clothes and a small camera bag I set out on an adventure that felt more familiar with the great American road trip than I ever expected.
This is Sulawesi by Motorbike: