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Komodo dragons ... a lifelong dream fulfilled

December 16th 2022
It has always been my dream to see komodo dragons, and also to swim up close with manta rays. Bizarrely, I got to cross off two from the bucket list on the same day while visiting the Komodo islands, never mind the fact this once in a lifetime tour also included spectacular elevated scenery of the magnificent islands, and an idyllic visit to pink beach. What a day, what an island, what an experien ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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5th January 2023

Totally get your fascination with Komodo dragons
I totally understand why you wanted to see Komodo dragons. I had the same wish 20 years ago when I went there (I have a blog post from there if you are interested). My dreams of Indonesia also included to see Krakatau, which I did a week or so later. So I, like you, fulfilled two lifegoals on the same trip, just not the same day. I just googled the current price for visiting Komodo Island. It is far more expensive today that it was 20 years ago, but not as high as I thought it was. By the way, your "I-am-sitting-with-a-real-Komodo-dragon"-picture is better than mine. /Ake
5th January 2023

Dragon photo
Thank you so much Ake. It's sort of an optical illusion, and the guide took photos that make us look a lot closer than we actually were. A great experience!
7th January 2023

Living your dream
I'm glad you got there. It is still on our list.
10th January 2023

Flores
Thanks team, an unforgettable trip!

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