Trip Start Jan 24, 2013
Trip End Mar 22, 2013

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Flag of Indonesia  , East Nusa Tenggara,
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Or more precisely, one more volcano.  Woke up at 4:25 AM and had a chilly motorcycle ride for 17 kms to close to the top of Mt. Kelimutu.  Fortunately I carried some warmer clothing with me and a headband light to see the trail in the darkness of the early morning.  After a 30 minute walk from the parking area on a darkened trail, I arrived in time to get some great shots of the three lakes---two dark blue and the other aqua green. Had some black coffee at the top and chatted with the other crazy tourists.  Then I walked back to the parking area to find my motorcycle driver had gone back to Moni.  Soooo I started the long walk back going downhill all the way.  After about 8 kms I bargained a motorcycle driver to take me the remaining 9 kms for 50 cents!  I am so glad he accepted because it was still a long way back and walking in Indonesian heat and humidity is "an entirely different animal".  I then briefly rested and took a minivan back into Ende where I booked a flight back to Labuanbajo.  I have accomplished most of what I had hoped to do and now it is a slow and easy glide back to my eventual point of departure, Denpasar.
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Taras on

Can't wait to see al lyour photos!!

Sean on

Best 50 cents you ever spent!

sgaudun on


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