Travel Blogs from East Indonesia, Indonesia

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another of life's passages..., TukTuk, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

another of life's passages...

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A somewhat sleepless night due to being awakened by a raucous man at our door...I guess he thought our room was his room...it was 3 in the morning and he was either drunk or high on Jennie's omelette with magic mushrooms...right there on the menu at this ...

Mr Thomas and friends, Rote, West Timor, Indonesia travel blog

Mr Thomas and friends

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... "Apa Kabar touris?, Mau ke mana?" (How are you, tourist? Where are you going?) two questions that you will be asked throughout Indonesia, although usually in English and it just doesn't sound nice that way! Not all were as glad to see us though, one ...

No room at the inn..., Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

No room at the inn...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the locals and to chat to people freely (and not be suspicious of their motives). On Flores and the islands further east, tourists are still a relatively uncommon sight, and the locals love asking you questions and talking about their own lives. We ...

Pimp my Bemo!!!, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

Pimp my Bemo!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... . Jetting down in Ende, Flores. We had decided a few weeks ago to fly from Bali to Flores to experience a more authentic Indonesia. Ende is halfway across Flores so this meant after our flight there we could work our way back to Bali. Also not many ...

Bajawa to Labuanbajo, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Bajawa to Labuanbajo

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... and turns as the roads continuously ascend and descend. The road which runs the length of Flores from Larantuka in the east to Labuanbajo in the west, would be 375km ong if reasonably straight, but its the complete opposite of reasonably straight and ...

Motorbike touring the back roads of Bajawa., Bajawa, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike touring the back roads of Bajawa.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights. Ojek tour around Bajawa. We paid for 2 guys to give us a tour of the surrounding area of Bajawa using their bikes. This was a much cheaper way of doing it rather than a private car plus it was a lot more fun. The guy who explained everything ...

South Africans on dragon safari, Komodo and Rinca, near Flores, Indonesia travel blog

South Africans on dragon safari

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... eastern island of Flores. For the duration of the two-hour flight we enjoyed excellent views of the string of islands to the east of Bali, including Lombok, Sumbawa. We were amused to hear two fellow passengers talk Afrikaans to each other, and of course ...

Flores - Labuanbajo and Komodo National Park, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Flores - Labuanbajo and Komodo National Park

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Mon 16 Aug - Day 106 Woken from sound sleep at 4am by a nearby cockerel, who set off a cockerel chain reaction. No idea what they're playing at as it doesn't start getting light until 5.30am. Labuanbajo is a small fishing community with a busy port ...

A beach haven and a wreck dive, Maumere, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

A beach haven and a wreck dive

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... a bemo together and sat around chatting while we waited for the plane (which ended up leaving an hour late). Goodbye, Flores and Lembata! We'd been absolutely enchanted by the friendly people and dramatic scenery of this far eastern corner of ...

Deutschlanders and dragons, Larantuka, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Deutschlanders and dragons

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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We arrived at the port of Labuan Lombok slightly before sunset after a day being bundled around in a tiny van from one place to the next. We'd met our fellow passengers, twelve Germans, three Swedes, an Irishman and a Polish girl. Should make for an ...

Moni and the 3 lakes of Kelimutu., Gunung Kelimutu, Indonesia travel blog

Moni and the 3 lakes of Kelimutu.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... couple and the man left us to it while he cooked dinner. When the food came it was delicious, by far the best meal in Indonesia. We had a good night chatting to the Germans and speaking to the random man. This sums Flores up, there's a lot of young men ...

Discovery of the perfect beach., Seraya, Indonesia travel blog

Discovery of the perfect beach.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights. Paradise island. It took an hour long boat ride from Labuan Bajo to get to Seraya island on what was clearly the worst boat in the whole harbour. Half way through we had to stop and fix the engine while the waves made it a fairly ...

Colourful crater lakes... and a robbery, Moni, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Colourful crater lakes... and a robbery

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... picture, a million rupiah is not much at all... it's about 55 pounds! We decided to head to Maumere and on from there further east to the island of Lamalera. Rich had been reading up on it, and it sounded pretty interesting. In Maumere, we'd get some ...

Labuan Bajo and our boat trip back to Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia travel blog

Labuan Bajo and our boat trip back to Lombok

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... on Rinca island. The boat company we went with is called Perama and they are probably the most reliable and respected tour operators in Indonesia. It was a 2 day/2 night journey. We slept on the deck as it was a bit cheaper and it turned out to be much ...

Overnight in Bajawa, Bajawa,  Indonesia travel blog

Overnight in Bajawa

A travel blog entry by faff

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On Monday evening we tried to organize transport East. We decided to combine Rinca (our opportunity to see Komodo dragons in the wild), with our boat journey back to Lombok. Unfortunately, there were no options other than local bus to Bajawa. We didn't ...

Bima, Indonesia: Leaky Boat v Dodge Plane, Bima, Indonesia travel blog

Bima, Indonesia: Leaky Boat v Dodge Plane

A travel blog entry by samber

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We woke to our Dutch compadres informing us they were going to the harbour to check the boat situation. Please please please be going. Despite our prayers St Christopher wasn't playing ball and neither were the ferries. Two reasons were given (1) high ...

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia: Dragons & Manta Rays, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia: Dragons & Manta Rays

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Waking up to the sound of our jolly hotel manager knocking on the door to tell us the taxi had arrived half an hour early wasn't the best start to the day but at least it wasn't a sign of things to come. As to be expected Bima's airport wasn't anything ...

O come all ye travellers, Riung, Indonesia travel blog

O come all ye travellers

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the beaten track' and is the gateway to the 17 Islands National Park, or as the brochures put it, the Pearly Necklace of the East. Hmmm, might have to work on that tagline. The village itself is interesting in a number of ways. Once you hit shore ...

Bajawa, Indonesia: See ya Later Dutchies, East Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Bajawa, Indonesia: See ya Later Dutchies

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Of course the one time we decide not to be ready bang on time the bloody bus arrives 15 minutes early. With Sam in the shower, my bag unpacked and goodbyes needed with our Dutch friends what should have been a relaxed morning rapidly turned into a mad ...

Another Fun Bus Journey, Labuanbajo,  Indonesia travel blog

Another Fun Bus Journey

A travel blog entry by faff

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Another fun local bus ride to Bima. Just over-nighted here in yet another grotty hotel. The next morning we got a bus to the ferry terminal in Sape 2 hrs east of Bima. ...

Surabaya to Flores, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya to Flores

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Tue Aug 10 - Day 100 We checked out of the Paviljoen hotel, leaving our rucksacks in reception. Despite the occasional outside whiff of sewer and spotting a big rat (outside) it's a very pleasant place to stay. Rene types journal for 45 mins, presses ...

Beaches, Boats and Diving, Labuanbajo, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Beaches, Boats and Diving

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... North of the island and very quiet and isolated. Normally Gili Trawangan is a party island but because of the recent troubles in Indonesia it was really quiet and much more laid-back than usual. We met up here with our Canadian friends Martin and Annie ...

Sape, Indonesia: Town With No Beer, Bima, Indonesia travel blog

Sape, Indonesia: Town With No Beer

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Golly what a day. Hell, would be a good way to describe it. Made bearable only by music and good company. To start with the alarm went off at 0530. Then the taxi arrived 15 minutes late at 0615 leaving us all stressing that we would miss the one and ...

West Flores, Labuanbajo,  Indonesia travel blog

West Flores

A travel blog entry by faff

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The ferry from Sape to Labuan Bajo was very pleasant and took about 7 hrs to cross. We met an interesting French man by the name of Pierre and hung out with him for a time. On the way there were nice views of Komodo island and Rinca islands. The sea was ...

Here Be Dragons, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Here Be Dragons

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... , though, so we figured we would just make the most of it. The weather had held for most of our first two days in Indonesia, although we would hear downpours at night. This time, though, we were stuck on a small diving boat as the rain came down violently ...

Village People Moni, Maumere,  Indonesia travel blog

Village People Moni

A travel blog entry by faff

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... . Often we have been staying in places over 2000 meters and have had to wear our warm clothes. This is as far east as we will travel in Indonesia. The rest of our trip will be a meandering trip back to Denpasar. D&A P.S. They love their soccer here ...

A Whale of a time, Pulau Lembata, Indonesia travel blog

A Whale of a time

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... mainland to connect with the Pelni ship the following morning where we met Martin & Annie who had done a visa-run via Kupang to East Timor where it had rained on them for the whole week!! On the Pelni ship they had rented the doctors cabin and there ...

Dragon spotting on Rinca Island., Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Dragon spotting on Rinca Island.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights. Bus Etiquette. Here's the official low down to bus travel in Flores. Buffaloes - back seats of the bus. Pigs - roof of the bus. Ducks/chickens - underneath the front seat (legs tied together). Goats - roof of the bus. Mopeds - tied to the ...

Ende, Indonesia: Change of Plans, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

Ende, Indonesia: Change of Plans

A travel blog entry by samber

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Despite being afforded extra time to sleep we were up just gone 0600 due to dogs fighting and causing a ruckus. Leo had disappeared so we packed bags and waited until bang on 0900 when a big bus pulled up with Leo yelling "Come. I have your bus. ...

Life cruising the high seas, Crossing the Savu Sea, Indonesia travel blog

Life cruising the high seas

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... a year just doing the South Pacific if you have the funds and the inclination. Others ply familiar waters - for example, up the east coast of Australia to Thailand, then back again when the current is favourable. And that is a major driver of these ...

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