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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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Labuan Bajo Video Tour Posted by on Oct 10, 2016

After an awesome 2-week journey across Flores, we reach our final destination – Labuan Bajo. This fishing town at the western end of the island is a popular spot for diving and taking boat trips to see the Komodo dragons. Before heading out on a boat trip, spend a night or two in the town…

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A Few Days in Labuan Bajo Posted by on Oct 5, 2016

6 months in Indonesia

Located on the western end of Flores, Labuan Bajo is the logical place to either start or finish your trip across the island. Once a tiny fishing village, it has developed into a bustling tourist center – at least as far as Flores is concerned – thanks to its excellent diving and proximity to islands that…

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Villages and Hot Springs in Bajawa Posted by on Jul 11, 2016

From the sleepy capital of Ende, we continued on our journey across Flores to the town of Bajawa. Located at 1,100 meters above sea level, the cool air of Bajawa is a nice respite from the stifling heat of the lowlands. Although the town isn’t much, the surroundings are well worth exploring. With traditional Ngada…

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Exploring Ende (Video) Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

Ende is one of the biggest towns in Flores, but it still feels like a sleepy fishing village. Check it out in this short video, showing the blue stone beach, a night market, and more.

Koka Beach and Mt. Kelimutu Posted by on Jun 8, 2016

Visit the stunning Koka Beach and climb Mt. Kelimutu to take in the sunrise over its three colored lakes. This is one of the highlights of traveling in Flores, and Indonesia in general.

Hiking Mt. Egon Posted by on May 18, 2016

Staying in the 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…

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