How to travel Flores (Indonesia) in 1 week

I’m wrapping up my Flores posts to highlight how to travel Flores in the space of a week. Originally I had intended to spend 2 weeks there, but my trip was cut short when I realised I needed extra time to apply for an East Timor visa in Kupang, West Timor. [The coast of Flores. […]

Komodo dragons and coral reefs: Komodo National Park 2 day boat tour

[One of the many islands of Komodo National Park.] Komodo National Park is a protected watery expanse that covers a group of islands and reefs to the east of the island of Flores, Indonesia. Komodo is famous for the giant lizards of the same name, but it’s also home to some of the best coral […]

Hotel Review: Gardena Hotel, Labuan Bajo, Flores – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Gardena Hotel Address: Jl. Soekarno Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia. Gardena Hotel is a budget hotel/guesthouse type accommodation in Labuan Bajo. The hotel isn’t bookable online and there isn’t a contact form on their site ( so I called them to reserve. When I arrived my name wasn’t listed (Ahh Indonesia!) Fortunately there […]

Flight Review: Wings Air – Bali to Labuan Bajo [Indonesia]

Flight: Wings Air IW 1888 Date: 14 May 2014 From: Denpasar Bali (DPS) To: Labuan Bajo Komodo (LBJ) How I Booked: Searched via Skyscanner. I flew with Indonesian airlines Wings Air from Bali to Flores. Wings Air is a subsidiary of Lion Air – the largest privately owned airline in Indonesia. Wings Air operates as […]