Sunday, 6 February 2011

falling in love with Flores...

Sunday 6th February 2011

so it's been awhile, but that doesn't mean that i haven't been busy. i spent the first two weeks of january on a two week trip in Flores, an island to the east of Bali in Nusa Tenggara Timur and what a trip it was...incredible, incredible! i haven't seen such beautiful scenery in a very long time. i can honestly say that i have truly fallen in love with the island, it's landscapes and gentle people. we arrived in Maumere in the east of Bali and our first destination was a place called Moni, which is the starting point for all those travellers looking to visit the Danau Tiga Warna or Three Coloured Lakes. they are one of Indonesia's hidden treasures and i had heard so much about them that it was only fitting for them to be the first stop on our trip...along the way from Maumere to Moni, i couldn't help but chuckle at the means of transport between towns in Flores. these are called bemos and are little mini-buses that traverse the island stopping along the way whenever anyone wants to get off. i had a burning desire to sit on the top, but was informed that you still had to pay to sit up there! hope no-one's luggage fell off along those twisting roads through the mountains...or passengers for that matter!
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