Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer.
He started a ‘Grand Overland Journey,’ in 2005 from Beijing, and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics.
He was stranded and stayed for three years in Afghanistan. His third book, Zero: When the Journey Takes You Home, pioneered a new genre in Indonesian travel literature by allowing readers to experience the writer’s physical, spiritual and emotional journey. He can speak sixteen languages.
Tim Cope and Agustinus Wibowo talk about their most recent journeys and living nomadic lives.
Perth Writers Festival Blog
Wednesday 15 February
To say that Indonesian travel writer and photographer Agustinus Wibowo has a passion for adventure and linguistics is an understatement – he has spent most of his life travelling to the far reaches of the world and currently speaks 16 languages. In his latest book Zero, his travels bring him home to spend time with his dying mother, a woman who lived her entire life in one small village.