Some people are excited to travel to different countries. For me however the excitement is bigger when visiting different islands. I suppose it’s a mix between my love for different cultures and my love for maps.
Islands are not just geographical entities, but cultural entities. People from different islands can have very different cultures even if they share the same national identity.
Also, I love trying new roads and exploring new areas. As a map geek I find it easier to visualize the map of an island than the map of a region or city.
I lived in Java and Bali and I have traveled to the following islands:
I wish I could travel to Ada Kaleh but that ship has unfortunately sailed.