Born and raised in Canberra Australia, to a Sumbanese (Indonesian) mother and Australian father, Angie is fluent in Bahasa and has spent time living in Atlanta and Java. When she's not travelling, she enjoys dancing Bachata and Kizomba, trying new restaurants and watching trashy reality TV!


  1. poli
    February 28, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

    i read your article about Sumba.
    i have same question,in September i and my wife will go to Sumba.
    how is malaria situation in Sumba?
    we would lime to go to waikabubak kodi and weikuri lagoon,see the old villge,we move in low prize for you how much spend a day?
    do you know same cheap hotel in this place?
    thanks for your time


    • Travel Apocalypse
      July 9, 2017 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi, malaria is present in Sumba so be sure to use a lot of repellent or take malaria tablets. There aren’t a lot of hotels in Waikabubak, the main one is Hotel Manandang it’s in the middle of town and about $50/night. It’s quite expensive for what it is (basic), but given there isn’t much competition there they can afford to charge what they want. There is another hotel in town which is slightly cheaper, I think it’s called Mona Lisa although I have never seen inside. Accommodation will be your biggest expense. Food is cheap about $10/day and you will need to hire a driver to take you anywhere. Be sure to also visit Tarung village it is only a few minutes walk from the market in Waikabubak but is very traditional and primitive. Hope you enjoy!


  2. Steve Campbell
    April 3, 2016 @ 7:00 am

    I’m really impressed by your photos. Haven’t been to Sumba yet but will go this year on my motorbike. It looks like the sort of place I will really enjoy. Don’t let the goody-goody ‘Eat,Love,Pray’ types on TA get up your nose. – just keep on travelling.


    • Travel Apocalypse
      April 3, 2016 @ 11:37 am

      Haha thanks Steve. Had a read of your posts on that blog, sounds like you’ve had some good adventures! Nice read and informative information. Will remember that little tip about tripping over a boat anchor! 😛


  3. Omri Ben Canaan
    February 1, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    great article and beautiful pics. I go to Sumba all the time (for business purposes, real estate) and i am in love with the island.
    I wrote a few articles on Sumba too here:


    • Travel Apocalypse
      February 3, 2016 @ 3:15 am

      Thanks! you have a pretty comprehensive blog on Sumba! 🙂


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