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A week on the Banda Islands

The Banda Islands are brimming with history. When walking the sleepy streets it's not hard to imagine the battles and skirmishes that took place here under Dutch rule. Cannons still lie around, seemingly in the same place they were left a few hundred years ago. Forts crumble and now ...

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How to get to the Banda Islands

After spending a few weeks in and around the cities of Java, we decided we needed a very different experience in Indonesia, consisting of relaxation, beach and scuba. Following some detailed research, we settled on the Banda Islands as our first location. The Banda Islands are a small collection of ...

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Labuan Bajo to Kelimutu via Ende and Moni

Due to the distance and the apparent terrible road conditions, we decided to travel from Labuan Bajo in Flores to Kelimutu by air, using Wings Airline (remember the 10kg weight limit), with a flight time to Ende of only 50 minutes. Ende is the closest airport to Kelimutu, with a ...

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Extending a visa in Labuan Bajo, Flores

Indonesia is a big country, a really big country, and that is particularly obvious when you are from the UK, which is vastly smaller than just one of the Idonesia islands like Sumatra. Getting around this leviathon can take time, and if like me you didn't bother planning ahead ...

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Kanawa

We arranged accommodation in Kanawa at the Kanawa Tourism Office in Lubuan Bajo (it's on a corner in the main strip in town past “Warung Mama”). There is only one place to stay on Kanawa, and they no longer offered the cheaper bale accommodation, so we ended up paying ...

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