There’s no shortage of spiritual or mind-bending places to explore in Indonesia. Experience it all with a Worldwide Quest President’s Tour this fall! We asked Lewie Gonsalves what he’s most looking forward to seeing and experiencing with the group:
Eat, Pray, Love and Julia Roberts... terraced rice fields and quaint markets I expected, but what was surprising to me was the underlying spirituality. Temples, shrines, gods and demons abound and can be found at every corner and in every home.
Is one of the most iconic mountain in Indonesia. It beckons majestically despite having the entire top blown off and with a crater inside that keeps spewing off white sulphurous smoke. At sunrise I found it spectacular!
A place lost in time where the Toraja still practice ancient rites, despite adopting Christians beliefs after the arrival of the Dutch. The apparent preoccupation with death seen in cave graves, hanging graves, tau tau (life sized wooden effigies), baby tree graves and even the mass slaughter of buffaloes…left me with strange but captivating feeling.
The Komodo Dragon have a fearsome reputation which has become the stuff of legends. In the company of experienced local guides, and from a safe distance, we will search out these pre-historic looking creatures that prowl this otherwise picturesque part of the world where we will have a chance to swim with sea turtles, manta rays and rock-hole island among incredible arrays of corals and fish.
There are still spots left on my President's Tour this fall. Please click here to learn more about the tour and request a detailed itinerary.