Banda Aceh suffered major devastation from the 2004 tsunami, but has since been rebuilt. However, remnants of the disaster are still visible– and I spend half a day exploring the city, and learning more about it.
I have never heard of Pulau Weh until I started diving early this year, when I was told of the beautiful reefs and marine life surrounding the island. So for my dive trip this time, Pulau Weh seemed like the most attractive choice.
With so many popular islands in Indonesia, Pulau Weh is often overlooked. I’ve never heard of the island until quite recently; and apart from the brilliant diving, it offers many other things to do as well. Here’s what I did.