Travel Blogs from East Indonesia, Indonesia

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Come fly with me...Merpati this time!, Maumere, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Come fly with me...Merpati this time!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Another bright and early start this morning to get a taxi to the airport for our flight to Maumere in Flores via Bali and also our 5 month anniversary since we started travelling! We decided to celebrate the occasion with some Dunkin Donuts!!!! We were ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

864km,37hrs,2down,1up & Lakes of Kelimutu...., Ende, Indonesia travel blog

864km,37hrs,2down,1up & Lakes of Kelimutu....

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 249 ; Well, we'll tell you all a little bit of information that we hadn't found out until this morning - the island of flores is one hour ahead of java.... That would be why we nearly missed our flight the other day from Bali!!! Bali must be half ...

This little piggy, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

This little piggy

A travel blog entry by itsagas

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I forgot to mention about one of the stranger sights we have seen on our travels (and there have been a few). The day we had the epic downhill ride it was steamy hot but the air moving over us kept his cool, but we could not help but wonder about the guy ...

The Three-Colored Lakes of Kelimutu, Maumere, Indonesia travel blog

The Three-Colored Lakes of Kelimutu

A travel blog entry by lisabraz

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Bill here (Lisa editing). Woke up to Lisa shaking me and telling me it's time to go. I barely heard her since I still had my earplugs in to silence the musical extravaganza earlier in the morning. I thought we did a good job of getting going and out the ...

Off to Flores, Maumere, Indonesia travel blog

Off to Flores

A travel blog entry by lisamcsherry

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... across the island. There's a fairly booming trade in this option, lots of locals make a 4 day overland drive from west to east and then back again hoping to pick up tourists for a reasonable payday. So the airport was filled with folks who were clawing ...

Housewarming, Flores-Style, Bajawa, Indonesia travel blog

Housewarming, Flores-Style

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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When a guide who wants to be hired tells you he can take you a traditional ceremony that "hardly ever happens," you have to be skeptical. You ask yourself, Really?? Of all possible scenarios, this rare ceremony is happening ON THE VERY DAY we happen to ...

Le Kelimutu !!!!!!!!!!!, Moni, Indonesia travel blog

Le Kelimutu !!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by makistouf

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On en reve, Flores l'a fait. Aller regarder le lever de soleil en haut du volcan du Kelimutu, et observer la couleur de ses trois lacs changer a mesure que le soleil reprend ses droits dans le ciel. Et ba franchement, mais franchement, on a rarement vu ...

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 ...

The beginning of our Flores adventure..., Wodong, Indonesia travel blog

The beginning of our Flores adventure...

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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... somewhere and after 10 minutes a young guy arrived and took us to "his" resort. It's weird how things work here in Indonesia...I like it ;) The resort was nice and quite with the bungalow by the beach, unfortunately the food was terrible, so after only ...

Komodo Part I: Land, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Komodo Part I: Land

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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The landscape of Flores is stunning. The island is built from volcanoes, some long covered in forest, some still smoking. These dramatic knife-points make it breathtaking but, as Shen phrases it, best traveled by helicopter. The road from Bajawa to ...

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. ...

Ende, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

Ende

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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  Ca y est, dernier jour de visite en Indonésie ! Après avoir tourné en rond pendant presque une heure, je trouve enfin un gars qui me loue son scooteur car oui, dans beaucoup d'endroits en Indonésie il n y a pas d agence qui loue les ...

rundgang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia travel blog

rundgang

A travel blog entry by tagebuchmlg

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19.2.2013 um die ganze hotelanlage kennenzulernen, machten heinz und ich einen rundgang und sahen nebst den hotelbungalows die villa ula, die einer holländerin gehört. hier wohnen zur zeit die bündner, da dieses haus gross genug für ...

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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... of the 6 hours sailing through what I think might be the most incredibly beautiful part of the world we have encountered yet. Indonesia has 18000 islands and from the few hundred we sailed past today it seems like each one is more beautiful than the ...

The town with a funny name ^^, Lewoleba, Indonesia travel blog

The town with a funny name ^^

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

Lewoleba...I'm not sure why we decided to stop here, we just really liked the name ;)   Unfortunately the town was very disappointing and when we tried to rent a (very expensive) bike to explore the island they told us that we had to ...

Why is Flores so bloody expensive?, Bajawa, Indonesia travel blog

Why is Flores so bloody expensive?

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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The shuttle minibus left at 2pm as planned with only five of us on board which surprised me as i thought it would be full. The journey was very pleasant with rolling countryside and forest covered hills the whole way. Including stops however it took 4hrs ...

Not quite the Channel Crossing..., Maumere, Indonesia travel blog

Not quite the Channel Crossing...

A travel blog entry by littleboylost

... for places it would therefore appear, every man for himself!  Or not, as the case turned out. It's not by fluke that Indonesia ranks a healthy 4th in the world for corruption, and even this one had been sussed out. As the ship moored onto the dock, ...

labuan bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia travel blog

labuan bajo

A travel blog entry by tagebuchmlg

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26.2.2013 hotel golo hilltop hier im hotel trafen wir die drei österreicher die wir in rantepao, toraja land auf sulawesi kennenlernten. sie sind für drei monate unterwegs, haupsächlich zum tauchen. mit ihnen, einem schweizer- und einem ...

Boom town, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

Boom town

A travel blog entry by itsagas

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... . When we got there the only other people there were a couple of older Australians who had the most interesting journey through Indonesia. They appeared to be the most unlikely looking travellers I have ever seen. More suited to tuning In to the the ...

Highway to Hell, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

Highway to Hell

A travel blog entry by littleboylost

... of the various things I've been doing, I thought I'd write a little about Indonesian transport. Traveling through Indonesia can be both a exhileratingly and frustrating experience. Timetables are non-existent, buses almost always only leave when full, ...

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 ...

Never stayed in a convent before!, Ruteng, Indonesia travel blog

Never stayed in a convent before!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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Was told by various travel agent shops that i would have to get a bemo to the bus terminal about 15mins outside of town and then a public bus from there to get to Ruteng located high in the hills of west Flores my next destination on Flores and so it ...

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 ...

Trip to Ruteng, Ruteng, Indonesia travel blog

Trip to Ruteng

A travel blog entry by shimmy08

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Am 25. May haben wir frueh morgens wiedermal vergebens probiert ein roller zu bekommen aber um ca 12 Uhr hammer dann einen bekommen, von jane einem einheimischen fuer  300 000 Rupia 3 Tage. Sind dann mit einem anderen Hollaender,Tim, der uns ein Tag ...

What a fuck-up!, Bau-Bau, Indonesia travel blog

What a fuck-up!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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The Tilong Kabila was about half the size of the Bukit Siguntang but had a lot less passengers. I was thus able to find some space out on deck where i slept the night and spent the rest of the journey out in the fresh air as opposed to being cooped up ...

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 ...

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