Komodo Here i Come

Trip Start Oct 07, 2010
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Trip End Nov 12, 2010


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Where I stayed
Angel Island

Flag of Indonesia  , East Nusa Tenggara,
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Arghhh I can hear my alarm clock its 3.50am and it feels like ive only had half an hours sleep , we have a cab coming to pick us up at 4.30 to take us to the airport , after a quick shower and last minute repack im ready for the journey into the unkown or Labuan Bajo as the locals call it.

We join the 06:30 flight from Denpassar to Labuan Bajo it's a small jet engined plane , Ted was a bit put out as he quite fancied one with a propeller me I just want a plane that wont fall out of the sky and get us to our destination.

After a pretty uneventful flight we arrive in Labuan Bajo at 07:45 , it takes another 45 minutes before we are reunited with our cases and are on our way , a representative of Angel Island Resort where we are staying meets us at the airport and its off to their office to fill in the diving paperwork and payment details.

Labuan Bajo is a lot smaller than I thought its more like a shanty town than anything else , I guess in 10 years time ill look back on this and think about how it used to look, this place is defiantly going to be on the up & real soon.

We have another boat to get on now this one will take us to our home for the next 5 nights, its abit of an eye opener getting on the boat from the brow end it was a bit like walking the plank, Ted ended up doing some kind of disco dance before getting on board I wish I had a video camera to record it made me and the staff laugh.

After the short 20 minute boat journey we arrive at Angel island , the resort has been open nearly two years and has 10 rooms and a small restaurant + 3 beaches I tell you what its great here.

The owners are really friendly and from the Uk as well Kath will be on the dive boat with me tomorrow and I really cant wait to dive Komodo national park ,  Ted on the other hand cant wait to meet some of his relative when we visit the dragons later in the week.

Well the room is great , aircon works well phew because its real hot here , the island isn’t that big so we had a little explore in the afternoon , its fresh fish all the way now for lunch and dinner , ive heard so much about the diving here and really im expecting so much I hope I wont be disappointed tomorrow.
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