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Amazing Flores

on August 5, 2014

Hello, hello! πŸ˜€

I haven’t written for quite sometime now, have I? How are you all doing? I hope you are well and happy πŸ˜€ I am doing okay. I have a back problem, but it’s getting better now after a couple of visits to a physiotherapist. My cat Sandy is also well, he’s becoming more like a forest cat now, a bit aggressive when we play. But, a few bite marks on my arm are fine!

By the way, I just visited Flores Island, an island on the southeast part of Indonesia. It is really beautiful and I really enjoyed my trip there. I also visited Komodo Island, the island of Komodo dragons. I actually saw a couple of them! So, I can now tick off another item from my bucket list πŸ˜€

Well, I’m just gonna let my photos tell you the story now. If you wish, you can also share your bucket list with me and what’s the next item you want to tick off.

Have a great week ahead!

1. Sunrise on Mount Kelimutu Crater

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Mount Kelimutu has 3 craters that are lakes with 3 different colors: blueish green, dark red and black. The largest one is the blueish green in this picture.

2. The Bajawa Village Kids

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Kids love football/soccer so much in Flores. Most of them wear football jerseys, albeit the fake ones. This kid heading the ball is a fan of Robin Van Persie.

3. Mama Bajawa and Me

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In Flores, people address older women as “Mama”. Just like this lady here.

4. The Cathedral of Ruteng

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I did not expect to find a cathedral built with such a picturesque background in Flores!

5. Spiderweb Rice Fields

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In a village called Cara, we can find these uniquely Flores rice fields. They are arranged in a spiderweb pattern and on the center is where the farmers gave offerings to the gods before planting season started.

6. Sunset in Labuhanbajo

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I can do this all year: sit by the beach and watch the sun goes down in Labuhanbajo!

7. The View from Fregata Hill, Komodo Island

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The trekking routes for komodo sighting include the scenic spot on top of a hill called Fregata.

8. The Komodo Dragon

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Last, but definitely not least, the Komodo dragon, unique to Indonesia and only exist in 2 islands: Komodo and Rinca. They are giant lizards that can grow to 3 m long and eat a prey 40 kg in weight.

Cheers,
Grace

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