We left Asia with an au revoir rather than a goodbye and vowed to return again soon. After all, what is not to love about it...amazing beaches, beautiful hospitality and it's cheap. Get yourself there.
Good morning blog, good morning everybody.
After much indecision based on stories of previous boats sinking on the route, we decided to get a boat back from the Western tip of Flores to Lombok. The thought being the kids can now swim so all should be fine.
We left the beautiful Manulalu hotel, Bajwa, feeling truly relaxed. A scooter ride the day before had provided a bit of excitement when we stopped for fuel and the whole village came out to say hello. People came running just to stroke Jess' blonde hair, pinch Otto's pink cheeks and say hello to us all. Luckily, both kids are by now (7months on the road in Asia) fairly used to the attention and coped well with what must be quite daunting when you are two and three years old - namely a crowd of people wanting to touch you.
Flores continues to astound us in both scenery and warmth of the local people.Flores continues to astound us in both scenery and warmth of the local people.
I'm penning this in Ende, Flores, whilst horrendous karaoyke eminates from below so if I'm distracted then I have my excuses.
Four days in Seminyak (Bali) was enough for us, I was starting to feel claustrophobic at the lack of sky visible. The streets are all narrow, traffic ridden and closed in and it is nigh on impossible to reach the beach for all the swanky hotels walls.
The impact of an island nation with a big population continues to be evident in Lombok and the (what should be) beautiful beaches of South West Lombok.
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