I don’t even think a lifetime of travel would be enough to cover the majority of the nearly 19.000 islands and spend time with at least some of its 255 million people. Therefore we chose 1. Sulawesi. We talked to strangers, drank palm wine until the wee hours, attended elaborate funeral ceremonies in the Toraja highlands, went fishing with the Bajau and hopped from island to island in the Togeans. Did we take a risk? Yes. Would we do it again? Twice!