Travel Blogs from Labuanbajo, Indonesia

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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 ...

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

Labuan Bajo and our boat trip back to Lombok

A travel blog entry by faff

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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 ...

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. ...

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

Beaches, Boats and Diving

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... to practise their English on us and we responded by speaking the little bits of Indonesian we had picked up. Eventually we landed at Labuanbajo at around 7pm at night where we fought through the crowds, headed for a beer (the Pelni ship was dry!!) and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Feed them meat, Komodo National Park, Indonesia travel blog

Feed them meat

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Well, I didn't get to feed anyone to a rampant dragon during our visit which was a real shame - there were plenty of loud and large Americans about yesterday that were perfect candidates for a quick shove resulting in a bloody sacrifice. Unfortunately ...

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 ...

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

Sape, Indonesia: Town With No Beer

A travel blog entry by samber

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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 ...

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

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia: Dragons & Manta Rays

A travel blog entry by samber

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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 ...

The long, dirt road, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

The long, dirt road

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Labuanbajo is not a particularly exciting town.  It is, more or less, a long dirt road fronting the harbour.  There are a few hotels and even fewer restaurants.  Everyone stares at you as you walk past.  Flores doesn't get that many ...

Please see the Pics & just for the pin!!!!, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Please see the Pics & just for the pin!!!!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 250 ; The photos from yesterday are on ...

CAUTION...MAY CAUSE EXTREME JEALOUSY......., Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

CAUTION...MAY CAUSE EXTREME JEALOUSY.......

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 251 ; Day three of our crash course in getting to know flores and another early but not so early start with a 7:30 pick up from the hotel a hotel which by the way charges upwards of twenty quid for a twin room, looks like it should, has all the ...

The long SLOG! Fffffff FLORES......!!!!, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

The long SLOG! Fffffff FLORES......!!!!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 247 ; This morning was pretty cool, whilst they slept I went to sit our in the garden and drink some coffee, play a little guitar, after not long I was joined by firstly one bloke, then the girls working there, then later another bloke, both if ...

Komodo National Park, Komodo Island, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo National Park

A travel blog entry by indoadventure

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We sailed all night, and this time the 2 of us moved our matresses up to the front of the boat, where we could enjoy the stars, fresh air and slightly less noise from the engine! We woke up to a beautiful sunrise, had banana pancakes for breakfast and ...

Komodo Part II: Sea, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo Part II: Sea

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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Seeing Komodo dragons was very cool, but for us the real wildlife action was underwater. First of all, we had the best divemasters I've ever had in 15 years of diving. It was a young couple who are trying to break into conservation work. She’s an ...

Komodo Part I: Land, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo Part I: Land

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... toss their cookies all around us. It has its benefits, but it’s not exactly relaxing! But the destination was worth it. Labuanbajo is not amazing, but Komodo National Park really is. We could have stayed longer with plenty to do, but since ...

Bali island, Bali island, Indonesia travel blog

Bali island

A travel blog entry by ardhan

... the quieter and moderately slower paced islands. Like many islands, Bali has developed a world of its own. It not only captures what is special about Indonesia but also has a uniqueness of its own. ...

Every Day's A School Day, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia travel blog

Every Day's A School Day

A travel blog entry by stortney

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We arrived in Labuanbajo yesterday. Although there isn't much to set it apart from other fishing town/rural jump-off points, Semporna for example, the place has instantly charmed the pants off Steve and I both. We came here for two reasons: Diving and ...

Labuanbajo, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Labuanbajo

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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Mit einer Fokker 50 fliegen wir von Denpasar nach Labuanbajo, wo bereits ein Fahrer vom Hotel am Flughafen auf uns wartet. Wir bleiben eine Nacht in der kleinen Hafenstadt, bevors für uns mit Shannon von "Current Junkies" für 6 Tage/5 Nächte auf ein ...

A slight improvement but not much!, Rinca National Park, Indonesia travel blog

A slight improvement but not much!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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After Komodo National Park we sailed an hour or so further along the coast to Kalong Island where we had dinner and overnighted. After a banana pancake breakfast (hurray) we then sailed to Rinca Island which is another national park and where they also ...

The boat didn't sink!!!, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

The boat didn't sink!!!

A travel blog entry by erin_marie

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we are alive! And I'm not gonna lie....I was a bit worried at times. Soooo....our adventure to Komodo island (and eventually Flores) started off alright. Our hired driver got us to some random town in the middle of Lombok to meet the bus, and waited ...

Mini ile, maxi paradis, Seraya island, Indonesia travel blog

Mini ile, maxi paradis

A travel blog entry by makistouf

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Apres ces quelques jours charges en emotion, on decide d'aller profiter de l air un peu frais des iles de Komodo avant de prendre l avion pour Bali. Djalma (do Brazil) et la tres british Sara nous accompagnent sur Seraya island, une petite ile a a ...

Here Be Dragons: Part 1, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia travel blog

Here Be Dragons: Part 1

A travel blog entry by stortney

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Rinca was the epitome of everything you'd hope a dragon habitat to be. The lush green hills (or were they mountains? Im not sure...) were pocketed with dense jungle that was home to all sorts of monkeys and birds making strange little noises, and while ...

Here Be Dragons: Part 2, Labuanbajo,  Indonesia travel blog

Here Be Dragons: Part 2

A travel blog entry by stortney

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We've had an amazing few days with so many highlights that we were both so disappointed when our little boat pulled into the harbour this evening. Today was much the same as yesterday: Dragons, eating, swimming, snorkelling, stopping at another island, ...

More buses and ferries to Flores, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

More buses and ferries to Flores

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

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... front of the ferry. Then it was simply a case of waiting two hours for them to cast off for the nine-hour crossing to Labuanbajo, Flores. We arrived in Labuanbajo harbor rather dazed and weary in the first wet weather we'd seen in Indonesia. We were ...

Recovering in Labuanbajo, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Recovering in Labuanbajo

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

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We opted to have a relatively quiet day, recovering from all the transport from the previous two. The morning disappeared quickly as we sat reading, then went for a noodle lunch at the Tree top café. During the afternoon we looked at the various travel ...

Another grotty port town, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Another grotty port town

A travel blog entry by lisa_nz

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Onward with our travels to Labuanbajo, our final destination. We figured we would stay here for a night or two, with the primary aim being to organize transport to Lombok, and to see the Komodo dragons. We were less impressed with Labuanbajo when we ...

Komodo dragons!, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo dragons!

A travel blog entry by ian-sue

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... They seem to come out of nowhere and they can move pretty fast when they want to. Considering there is no proper hospital in Labuanbajo we were pretty nervous. Amazing to see though.    After Rinca we continued on our three day boat trip towards ...

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