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Top 10 Things to Do in Flores Posted by on Dec 8, 2016

From scaling active volcanoes, to relaxing on pristine beaches, to getting up close and personal with the world’s largest lizard, there’s no shortage of amazing adventures to be had when traveling across Flores. What are the “Top 10 Things to Do in Flores”? Find out in this short video! Anda mau pergi ke Flores? Kenapa?…

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Highlights of Flores Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

Rugged and beautiful, the island of Flores is a place that should be high atop your list if visiting Indonesia. The name – “flowers” in Portuguese – wasn’t the only thing left behind by the colonists, as a vast majority of the people here are Christians. The island is also very culturally diverse, with at…

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Maumere Snorkeling Trip Posted by on May 19, 2016

Maumere was once a top diving destination, but the earthquake and ensuing tsunami of 1992 destroyed most of the coral in the area and the tourism industry along with it. Thankfully, the coral has started to regrow, and tourists are slowly but surely coming back as well. Check out some highlights from a great day…

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Hiking Mt. Egon Posted by on May 18, 2016

Staying in┬áthe backpacker-friendly Lena House outside of Maumere, you can easily cruise up to the trail to hike Mt. Egon. This volcano is still very active – in January over 1,000 villagers were forced to evacuate when it started spewing toxic gas and clouds of ash. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case on our visit…

Relaxing in Maumere Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

Located on the eastern side of Flores, Maumere is the island’s biggest town. While there isn’t much for tourists in town, there are some nice beachside hotels up the road. The town of Sikka is also an easy day-trip away, where you can see their beautiful wooden church.  

Maumere Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

Last month, we took a look at what you can do with two weeks in Flores, and now we’re going to dive in a bit more to the destinations covered in that post. Maumere is the biggest town in Flores, yet it still feels like a small fishing village. It’s a good place to start…

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Traveling Across Flores Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

Flores

Traverse the beautiful island of Flores in this short video, starting in Maumere and ending in Labuan Bajo. Climb volcanoes, explore traditional villages, and see the one and only Komodo dragons.

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