Another grotty port town
Trip Start Sep 24, 2009
69Trip End Apr 30, 2010
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We were less impressed with Labuanbajo when we arrived. It's another port town with not much on offer other than lots of travel agents offering snorkelling and Komodo trips.
We decided that we didn’t want to do the 2-3 day boat trip to Lombok (via Komodo or Rinca) and instead would fly. Except there are no flights to Lombok – so we will have to fly to Bali, then take a boat (or fly) back to Lombok. More doubling back!
The first flight to Bali was in 5 days time. Yikes – that was at least 3 days longer than we wanted to stay. We figured the next best thing would be to go to an outer island where we could get away from the hustle of the port, do some snorkelling, and arrange a day trip to Rinca to see the Komodo dragons.
We read up on 1-2 outer islands, and picked Kanawa Island which was supposed to have excellent snorkelling. We figured that wouldn’t be a bad way to kill 4 days. So we made sure we had a good supply of reading material – and off we went.