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Jun 17, 2014 - Climb every mountain

So, what's the title of this entry all about? Well, I've visited three places here in the stunningly beautiful island of Flores; in the first, Ruteng, I stayed in an actual functioning convent, in Bajawa my hotel was called Edelweiss, while in the last place in Moni I climbed up Kelimutu volcano, or more precisely rode up on the back of a motorbike. Flores means flowers in Portuguese and was named by the first Portuguese explorers who landed here. There are indeed many colourful flowers, but there are also soaring verdant mountains,...

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Six months in Asia

Sep 6, 2008 - Ende, Flores

We caught a bus back to Ende a day early for our flight back to Bali (so we could be sure we'd make it!), and had a pretty easy journey back (we're used to travelling inside a smoke-filled boom box now, even with a driver who's determined to make everyone sick! - the scenery makes up for it!). Ende is really spread out, so it feels huge. The tiny part by the harbour was frenetic, but the outskirts (where we stayed) were peaceful, and getting our flights reconfirmed (again) and finding good food were surprisingly easy.

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