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Asia » Indonesia » Komodo July 3rd 2011

Ganske enkelt fantastisk. Mindre kan ikke beskrive vores tur ude og se Komodo-varaner. Vi startede dog med nogle udfordringer. Vi er gået i total feriestemning, hvilket betyder at også hjernen åbenbart er slået fra. Og det blev den måske også inden afrejse, da vores søde genboer SMS’ede efter et par dage, at vi havde efterladt bilen ulåst og i øvrigt også med åbentstående vindue! Det har de heldigvis fikset nu. Men tilbage til vores afrejse mod Flores – en ø, hvorfra man sejler ud for at besøge de to øer, hvorpå Komodo-varanerne lever. Vi boede på Bali en ½ times kørsel fra lufthavnen, og med sidste indcheckning ½ time før afgang, måtte det være fint, at vi tog afsted fra hotellet 2 timer før afgang. Vi regnede os derfor frem til, at det var passende at ... read more
Rinca - den ene ø, hvor varanerne findes
De kan bevæge sig ret hurtigt
Velkommen til Komodo

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo June 6th 2011

Going East with SUNDOWNER Finally we make it!!!! For me this is the First time cruising with our SUNDOWNER. A 48ft motorsailer-catamaran . But Reinhold already did many cruises with his previous boat. We started the cruise on the 16th of March 2011. This time we go East. FLORES. We always dream to go to Flores. We planned to go around Flores with our motorbike but never make it. Until we have this boat where the fun begun. Labuhan Poh, South Lombok We left Serangan Bay around 6am. We went slowly due to fuel saving consumption. We reached Labuhan Poh afternoon. We come to this place quite often with charter guest. Drop the anchor and stayed over night. Good anchorage. It’s mud, perfect for our anchor type. Gili Air, Lombok The next morning at 8 am ... read more

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo April 7th 2011

When arrive in Indonesia a little tired of fighting for the poor service we decided to pay more for better things and no more, but we were wrong. Finally we took a tour from the island of Lombock to the island of Flores stopping on the way in Komodo to see the famous dragons. PERAMA, the company offering the tours was supposedly the most secure and reliable, at least their ads say so, but turned out to be the worst of all with inflated prices and no insurance, we finally feel cheated. We left on March 26, 2011, 17 passengers, a family with a baby of 10 months and others. After a few stops on the island of Lombock, we headed to the first island to snorkel, and from there straight over night to another ... read more
perama boat sank
perama boat before sank
perama boat sinking

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo February 22nd 2011

Started the day with a walk to the closest ATM, at 7am it is already hot and we both perspire all the way there and back again then it was a traditional Mie Goreng for breakfast in the hotel dining area. It is nice to relax and do nothing this morning but enjoy the outdoor shower and watch an old movie. At 12pm we were delivered to the airport domestic terminal where we gorged ourselves on Dunkin Donuts before checking in for our Wings Air flight at 1pm. It was a smallish prop plane and it was quite full, lucky we werent hungry or thirsty because there was nothing available on this flight. At 3pm we descended into Labuanbajo and I swear it was the most scary landing I have ever endured, we slid all over ... read more
Arriving in Flores
Views of the port
View from our hotel balcony

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo January 20th 2011

Travelling by yourself can definitely be fun but there is something great about having someone to laugh at all the craziness with. And as it was Andy was a great travelling buddy, he flew out from London and spent 3 weeks getting me around Indonesia without being run over or traded for bracelets. Plus it was great to be able to get through a day without being proposed to! (after a while it stops being flattering) Our original plans of volcano climbing through Java had to be abandoned (apparently it was getting a little too toasty up there) so we met in Bali; and then immediately flew to Lombok where we chilled out in Seggigi for two days. Sorry, did I say chilled? I meant to say sweated - how we didn’t shrivel up like prunes ... read more
Chilling out at sea
The inside of the boat
Swimming near Komodo Island

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo December 13th 2010

Salamat datang! Welcome back to Bali. I am now staying in Sanur, on the SE coast this time. A much more laid back atmosphere than the chaos of Kuta Beach. Mostly an older, middle aged crowd (wait a minute-I am middle aged as well!), and a much more sedate atmosphere. I also decided to splash out on more upscale accommodation at the Alit Beach Resort, right on Sanur Beach. I get functioning air conditioning, a queen sized bed with mosquito net, television with english channels, swimming pools, resort living and daily breakfast. And all this luxury is costing me about $33/night. There's time for tightening the budget later. My journey to Komodo Island began on Sunday, December 5th, on the Peramatour Boat #212, with 12 other adventure seekers. I booked deck class, which meant I would ... read more
Cargo Boat, Gili Trawangan
Leaving Gili Trawangan
Pura Suranadi

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo October 5th 2010

Vier dagen en vier nachten op een boot. Vanaf de Gili's naar Flores. Niet helemaal zeker van mijn zaak boek ik vorige week woensdag de trip richting Flores, nog niet volledig hersteld van de voedselvergiftiging en onzeker over de veiligheid van de boot. Lonely Planet raad aan alleen de Perama boten te nemen omdat andere boten vaak geen radio en reddingsvesten aan boord hebben. Ik hoor echter van verschillende mensen dat de trip met de andere maatschappij veel leuker, langer en goedkoper is. Dan maar voor het avontuur! Daarnaast geeft Lonely Planet ook aan dat het eigenlijk vooral afhankelijk is van je medereizigers en de guides. Ik ben benieuwd. Om 7 uur zit ik klaar bij de haven om te vertrekken. De indo van wie ik mijn ticket heb gekocht zou ook aanwezig moeten zijn maar ... read more
De groep
Het slaapdek
Mooi uitzicht

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo September 6th 2010

The boat trip was made up of two mini buses full of tourists, just under 30 people and for some unknown reason we were asked to change bus 3 times, at the 4th attempt we refused and luckily stayed on the boat with less people and made great new friends. We drove from the west to the east coast of Lombok with a live chicken on board (which later became dinner on the boat!), a 3 hour trip with a huge rain shower which leaked through the bus ceiling. Upon arriving at the port, Princess Carla suffered from what we shall term as ‘Dock Shock’. The boat which would be our home for the next four days was not the large private cabin type we dreamed of, but small (about 50ft long, sounds long, but wasn‘t), ... read more
Our bedroom on board
Sleepy Carla
Jim on deck

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo July 20th 2010

Vores fly fra Singapore til Bali var godt en time forsinket så vi var ikke på hotellet før klokken 22.00. Det kombineret med turoperatøren havde rykket afgangstiden for vores Komodotur frem to timer med opsamling allerede kl. 5.30 næste morgen, gjorde at vi alle startede med et pænt søvnunderskud. Vi fløj en times tid øst på til Flores, hvor vi blev bragt til vores skib. Den gode nyhed var, at vi havde skibet for os selv sammen med en guide og to besætningsmedlemmer. Den dårlige var at, blandt de primitive skibe, var vores den mest primitive. Der var intet spisebord, døren til agter kahytten blev ved at falde af, og da det begyndte at blæse fløj stigen (til at komme op efter badning) over bord, taget (en presenning) fløj halvt af og styrehusets vindue faldt ned ... read more
Komodo varan på Rinca
Drengenes soveplads på båden
Solopgang over Komodo

Asia » Indonesia » Komodo July 4th 2010

We'd been recommended the Gili/Lombok to Flores boat trip and despite it being a bit pricey (IR 1,500,00 or 100 quid each) we booked it as it sounded like an interesting adventure. Boat Trip - Day 1 We got the morning shuttle boat from Gili Air to Bang Sai harbour on Lombok, then a minibus to beach resort Sengiggi, where we paid in full at the boat tour office and stocked up on essential supplies for the journey (beer, wet wipes and biscuits!!). We got chatting to a British guy who had just come back from the trip who said he was complaining because the boat was awful, the food was horrible, the crew very pervy over the girls and people's things were stolen off the boat. GREAT we thought, just what we want to hear ... read more
Kelor Island IMG 8819 (2)
Rinca Island IMG 8775 (4)
Rinca Island IMG 8775 (5)




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