Monday, August 14, 2006

Weekend Getaway

Pulau Weh (Weh Island), Aceh, Indonesia
N 05degrees 51' 17.1" E 95degrees 16' 07.3"

It was nice to get away from dusty Banda Aceh for the weekend. There is an island just off the coast call Pulah Weh (Weh Island) via an hour ferry from the makeshift pier in Banda Aceh, as many things in town, the harbour was destroyed in the tsunami.

On the ferry over, I ran into a group of from Mercy Corps. So I shared a taxi with them to the Gapang Beach, where you can rent bungalows for $20 a night. The beach there was calm, clear and warm. Amazing snorkeling and the water really felt like bathwater.

Here are some pictures:

1 comment:

m_ee said...

I think you're on the nicer side of the Indian Ocean because Mombasa was not this blue!