Travel Blogs from West Manggarai, Indonesia

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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 mighty Komodo dragons (and diving of course), West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

The mighty Komodo dragons (and diving of course)

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... of life in a tree! Apart from the Komodo Dragons the scenery over Rinca was stunning with landscape and vegetation reminiscent of Australia more than Indonesia. Beautiful. Another superb day and a journey back to Labuan Bajo spent dozing on the ...

Who's stirring the Cauldron?, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Who's stirring the Cauldron?

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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WOW! So we arrived in Labuan Bajo, Flores yesterday after something like 27 hours continuous travel from Lombok across Sumbawa and then to Flores. Our bus stopped yesterday at 1:30am for dinner somewhere on Sumbawa and dropped us off a 2 hours ride from ...

D115 - There be dragons!, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

D115 - There be dragons!

A travel blog entry by kimrichings

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Not too bad 6am rise, we don't have far to go for our boat just the beach in front of the pool. We walk down about 6.50 and Adam is waiting for a call from his two other day trippers. We get in his smaller boat and he drives along the beach to their ...

D111 - Typically tropical, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

D111 - Typically tropical

A travel blog entry by kimrichings

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday it was really lovely to hear from you all. I wake up really early this morning leaving Ian sound asleep, but with a view like this as i sit on the balcony it's not too bad................The sun rises ...

D110 - Flores for me, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

D110 - Flores for me

A travel blog entry by kimrichings

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Up early and you wouldn't believe it's my birthday except for 2 Whatsap messages from Lauren she sent them before she went to bed so that she was the first to wish me happy birthday.......that's my girl!!! It's not quite the same waking up on your ...

D114 - Biker Groove, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

D114 - Biker Groove

A travel blog entry by kimrichings

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... people, which is later confirmed, so tomorrow we are off to see the dragons!! It turns out Adam is from Slovakia and has been in Indonesia for 14 years. Sorry it's back by the pool for the afternoon so not much more to report. Come time for dinner and ...

Ubud til labuhan Bajo Flores, West Manggarai, Indonesien travel blog

Ubud til labuhan Bajo Flores

A travel blog entry by heinsborgen

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Vores blog. I dag må vi desværre sige farvel til Ubud, som var et rigtig dejligt sted at feriere. Malene har fået det godt, så nu er vi klar til at tage til Flores. Det har regnet helt vildt i nat, så her til morgen er ...

Labuhanbajo dag 1, West Manggarai, Indonesien travel blog

Labuhanbajo dag 1

A travel blog entry by heinsborgen

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Vores blog. Her til morgen kl 6 tog jeg ud at snorkle, det var dejligt at se morgen gry, og jeg så en hummer mellem klipperne. Her er masser af fisk og fine koraller, dem skal børnene se når de er stået op! Hotellet vi har valgt, er ...

9,000,000 Rp, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

9,000,000 Rp

A travel blog entry by jktravel2013

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Flew into Labuan Bajo in Flores today, over Lombok and Sambawa to get here. Some amazing views along the way. Flores was bloody hot and we had a lot to sort out, not least buy some sun cream ASAP!! We booked our two days tour of Komodo National Park and ...

Girls, girls, girls on Flores!, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Girls, girls, girls on Flores!

A travel blog entry by leoniel

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And I'm back in Indonesia! Compared to Borneo it's so busy and chaotic, but I felt so much more confident when I arrived at Denpasar airport. Boom, taxi here, don't mess with me, I know the price, I know where I go. I met my two lovely friends Rebecca ...

Castaway in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Castaway in Labuan Bajo

A travel blog entry by kennethq

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This village is deserted...maybe it's because it is Sunday. There are Islamic prayers blaring out of the local church speakers and all the locals seem to be either in there or sleeping. I walked into one store and there were four people just passed out ...

Nothing to see here!, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Nothing to see here!

A travel blog entry by kennethq

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Hmmm, what to write about today? Well, it was a very constructive one, but far from exciting! I didn't leave the hotel all day and I may not leave it again tomorrow! After munching down breakfast at 8am, I took my textbooks poolside to spend the day ...

Back in LB, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Back in LB

A travel blog entry by burles

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So I'm back from Komodo now. Basically my goals for the day are laundry (hasn't been done since I left Canada - again, I truly feel like a dirty backpacker), and trying to find internet. Like I said, this town isn't very set up for tourism. I've had a ...

Labuan Bajo Village, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Labuan Bajo Village

A travel blog entry by kennethq

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After checking into my hotel, I went for a gander down into the village to do the usual touristy shite- grab some food and check out what tours are on offer. The village is pretty cool, seems like just one long street with a few bars, restaurants, shops ...

Indonesia: Bali, Sumatra, Java, and Nusa Tenggara, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia: Bali, Sumatra, Java, and Nusa Tenggara

A travel blog entry by rangjill

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... cause of at least four people to puke during our time in public transport. One major frustration for us travelling through Indonesia--often highlighted by public transport--was the prevalence of smoking. In every van, bus, or taxi, passengers were forced ...

Komodo Island & Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo Island & Labuan Bajo

A travel blog entry by dpcw

Arrived at Komodo Island at 7am. Had breakfast @ 6.30. Saw 3 dragons 2 big & 1 small about 2 years old. Went for a walk at first for an hour where we saw the small 1 which they don't normally see as we were walking pretty fast and not even looking ...

Rinca Island- Don't wear red...too late..., West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Rinca Island- Don't wear red...too late...

A travel blog entry by kennethq

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After reading up on Rinca Island last night, the one thing a few people stated was not to wear red as it may attract the Komodo Dragons towards you. Apparently there are a lot more Komodo's on Rinca than the actual Komodo Island and it was only a two ...

Perama boat tour from Lombok to Labuanbajo, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Perama boat tour from Lombok to Labuanbajo

A travel blog entry by kgwillis

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Early in the morning we hopped on a bus that took us from Senggigi across to the east coast of Lombok but on the way we made a few stops. We stopped at a village where they make pottery, and saw a woman make a pot - it was not her first based on her ...

Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Labuan Bajo

A travel blog entry by dpcw

7am start 3 dives today in Komodo National Park - Flores. Excellent diving our best yet as we 3 giant Manta Ray - Giant Ninja & 1 eagle. One flew straight over the top of us both about 2 foot above our heads it was so close we could have touched ...

Komodo National Park, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo National Park

A travel blog entry by jktravel2013

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2 day 1 night with Flores Komodo Experience Day 1 12.10.13 We met at 8am with the other couple from Switzerland and our guide for the trip and walked down to the harbour to catch our boat. Initially we were impressed by the boat before us, only to find ...

Boat Trip to Flores - Rinca Island, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Boat Trip to Flores - Rinca Island

A travel blog entry by mattey

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Up nice and early again and I find myself on the hunt for a snorkel, the water is so clear from the boat I can see sooo many fish and even little schools of squid! In for a dip and swim to the beach where the sand is a pinky colour due to a certain type ...

Study Day, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Study Day

A travel blog entry by kennethq

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Well today is not going to be very exciting... Just had my breakfast and now it's time to eat the books for the day. The main reason I'm studying is to eventually leave Korea in 2016 and pursue a full time career in the media or PR. I've got a few more ...

Diving, snorkel, pizza in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Diving, snorkel, pizza in Labuan Bajo

A travel blog entry by kgwillis

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We spent two days snorkeling, while Kevin went diving. While snorkeling, we saw amazing fish, sea urchins, rays, and coral. Kevin sat under a manta ray for 36 minutes ( 15 ft ...

Flores, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Flores

A travel blog entry by escape_the_race

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We left Chris enjoying his last morning at the Flower-bud Bungalow, and took an early taxi to the airport to catch our flight to Flores. Back on the backpacker trail after 10 days of relative luxury. The short 1hr flight landed in a very small airport, ...

Komodo day 1, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo day 1

A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

Boat over to Lombok, ahead of two hour mini bus ride to our boat in a makeshift harbour. Local crew aboard a livaboard-style boat. Flaking white paint, spacious wooden deck with beds above the 'kitchen'. Set off on our adventure with gay Joe, two Dutch ...

Komodo day 4, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo day 4

A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

6.30 rise for banana pancake. Straight to Rinca island for in depth tour. Spotted 11 or so Komodo. Lovely views on top of hill sides, very hot day! Moved on to Kelor island for good snorkelling and volleyball in sea. Sailed on to Labuanbajo to mooch the ...

Rinca y Komodo 1, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Rinca y Komodo 1

A travel blog entry by garcarlos

A las 8 comenzamos nuestro viaje en barco. Somos 7 pasajeros y 4 de tripulación. Hay un italiano que lleva dos años viviendo en Australia y ahora quiere viajar durante un año por el sudeste asiático. Intentará trabajar en ...

Rinca y Komodo 2, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Rinca y Komodo 2

A travel blog entry by garcarlos

A día siguiente lo primero que hacemos es ir al parque de Komodo, hacemos otro trekking donde vemos dos dragones adultos y una especie de dragoncito volador. Intentamos ver mantas en un lugar llamado manta point, pero parece que no es día para ...

Flores, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Flores

A travel blog entry by mattey

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Up at the dive shop early this morn, wanted to dive today hopefully to see some sharks! Unfortunately they were only diving to manta point so wouldn't be seeing any sharks so decided not to go and will finish the rest of my advanced scuba diving on the ...

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