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Indonesia over and under water

At last, an update of my blog! Difficult to keep it in sync with my travel. I am now in Los Angeles writing about Indonesia. More updates to come very soon! Enjoy.

Christmas in Bali, new years eve on the Gili Air island - a fantastic little island without any cars and motorbikes.
I spent a few days there passing my PADI open water after having checked my ear that caused me troubles a few years ago. I thought then the underwater world was a definitive forbidden place for me. Luckily it is not anymore! Diving in Indonesia is like throwing yourself in a giant aquarium full of colored fishes, turtles, octopusses, and many other underwater weirdos.

I couldn't wait to put my head under the water again, but before that, I spent some days spent in Kuta, Lombok.
After a -not so successful- surfing lesson in this surfer paradise, the rain invited itself. For days.

So I decided to move East towards the Flores Island, going for a 48 hours epic travel on bus and ferry - was scheduled 24 hours, but the last ferry didn't go because of the bad weather. I was stuck in the small port of Sape for a day, but I consider myself lucky when I talked to these other travellers who were waiting for three days already...

And on the ferry, guess what they do with the rubbish bin nicely placed everywhere on the ship?

Arriving in Labuan Bajo, Flores, guess what: rain! I really scheduled very well my trip because it was the rainy season in every country I went so far!
Luckily, the rain stopped a bit further East:

And I saw finally the sun early in the morning at the mount Kelimutu, another beautiful volcano with three different colored lakes.

A coloured local market near there:

Back to Labuan Bajo for a four days live aboard diving trip in the Komodo National Park.

Amazing under water picture - thanks Alex for taking those amazing images.

And tiny tiny rare pygmy seahorse:

Magnificient manta rays:

The Komodo dragons make sure you do not come disturb them on their private beach.

I visited 8 islands in Indonesia, all very different. I will have to come back to see the 17500 remaining...

Farewell picturesque Indonesia!

Posté par cschitter 14:52 Archivé dans Indonésie

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Superbe la photo avec les trois volcans! Et contente de voir que ton oreille a résisté à la pression! Ouf!! Remarque, ça valait la peine de réessayer. Tu n'es pas tenté par les studios californiens alors? Bises! En espérant te voir lors de ton passage à Paris.

par Babsisfab

Oui, ca valait carrement la peine de ne pas ecouter le médecin. Il ne m'a pas interdit de plonger, juste déconseillé. Comme ca il se degage des responsabilités.
Mon oreille tient parfaitement le coup et j'ai deja 26 plongees a mon actif depuis le debut de l'année!
Non, les studios californiens ne m'interessent pas meme si j'ai une meilleure opinion de LA.
Je pense effectivement passer par Paris pendant mon mois d'avril qui sera un peu une course. Je te ferai signe.

par cschitter

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