Expedia: Diving, Dining and Dragons on Flores Island

Recently I was asked to start contributing to the Expedia travel blog. Below is an excerpt from my second article about Labuan Bajo, a small town on the Island of Flores in Indonesia, please click through to the link to read the entire piece!

There are close to 1000 permanently inhabited islands to explore in Indonesia yet the vast majority of Australians travel to one, and one only, Bali. I’m constantly amazed when I hear of friends who are content with spending a week in a resort in Seminyak followed by another week in a resort in Nusa Dua, occasionally venturing out to one of the Australian owned taquerias or coffee shops. I’m not going to pretend I haven’t been one of those Australians in Bali, of course I’ve had a cocktail at Potato Head, and bought $10AUD Gin and Tonics at 2.30am at La Favela, but this is the sort of behaviour that has begun to define holidays in Indonesia. So when my friend invited me to Flores Island, a 1.5 hour flight direct from Denpasar, I jumped at the opportunity, hoping to experience a more authentic version of Indonesia, one where the food prices were as low as the tourist numbers.

Read the full post at Expedia


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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