Indonesia - Dragons, Volcano's & Monster Waves

Trip Start Oct 12, 2008
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Labuanbajo Hilton

Flag of Indonesia  , East Nusa Tenggara,
Friday, June 26, 2009

Aloha!

Hope all's well back home, here's a few pics from pair of us in Indonesia, land of huge smoking volcano's, beautiful beaches, gorgeous islands and some amazing wildlife. 

Some abridged scribbles from our month in Indonesia...

Sleeping outside Jakarta airport waiting for domestic airport to open (ahh, the glamour...) - Up early for sunrise by edge of a still-smoking volcano at Gunung Bromo - Party-time Bali-style in the lively beach 'n surf resort of Kuta and slightly more relaxingly pool-side times in Sanur - Early morning at Puri Tanah Lot, a beautiful Balinese temple surrounded by crashing waves - Leaving Bali (and herds of Aussie tourists in Bintang vests) to reach far-flung island of Flores, chartering a boat and crew and then hitting the amazing islands of Rinca, Komodo, and having other tiny islands all to ourselves - Having the "David Attenborough Whispery Voice" moment of the trip, stumbling across a mudhole on Rinca where a group of 20+ huge wild Komodo dragons feast on the carcass of a fully grown buffalo, no planned feeding, the meat-munching monsters had caught and killed the buffalo a day or so earlier, the stench then attracting other Dragons from round the Island to join the feast - Taking a boat-bus-boat-bus ticket combo from Flores through Sumbawa and over to black sand beaches of Sengigi, Lombok - Swimming, cycling, snorkelling (and relaxing) in the fab Gili Islands with blue skies and glorious beaches - Horse-riding along beautiful white sand dunes in Gili Trawangan - then back to Bali for a few last days of shopping, relaxing and some beautiful seafood at Jimbaran beach.

That's the end of Asia countries, and, almost the last of the trip... 9 fab months living it up in some of the most beautiful places imaginable, next we head over to (probably) the last country of our trip, to the land down under, for a month or two living it up, Oz-style...   :-)

lots of love,
Dave and Bex xxx

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