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Greetings once again from Semporna in Borneo. Thank you so much for your responses, we really enjoy reading them. They are very funny, creative and are certainly 'keeping the blog alive' Please keep them coming as will we!!
We last left off having just arrived in Flores. We flew from Jogjakarta to Denpasar and then onto Labuanbajo in …
The flight was short and it was a smaller plane so we were closer to the ground/water. The islands were beautiful and you could soon see why it was a diving destination. Benny was waiting for us at the airport, with dreads and a Bob Marley shirt, to take us to our boat for the next day and a half. We stopped for a quick picture overlooking the Bay and reached the boat soon after. It was a bigger wooden boat than I thought. We met the crew and enjoyed a fibrous pineapple welcome ...
... practiced and met very friendly people wherever we went. I visited weaving villages, pottery villages, cocoa villages, illegal Arak making villages (great fun), a fabulous orphanage and witnessed so much in those two days (totally exhausting!). Hiro was great, he knew exactly what I wanted to see....the real people of Flores and the beauty of the surroundings. The only organised part of the trip, which we had to book for, was to visit a traditional Ikat ...
... quick. Turns out we weren't looking in the right place - the boat was there with the captain, and even the lifejackets we had requested! Panic over.
The journey to Rinca was really pretty - islands everywhere. We stopped on the way to go snorkelling at Kanawa Island. The snorkelling was pretty good, better than where we went in the Gili's I would say. There was one small problem though, or rather hundreds of small problems, tiny jellyfish everywhere. At first ...
... It had been so long since I’d dived that I’d underestimated the amount of extra weight I needed to balance the buoyancy of the air tank etc. Or I’ve gotten fatter. (not true, during the last few weeks before travelling I got a flu/strep throat/bronchitis and managed to lose a few pounds over the holiday. Now my shorts don’t fit and I need a belt). Whatever the case, there were a lot of distractions to prevent me from enjoying the ...