Life of a Komodo

Such a life of poor young Komodo. Had been ushered by Ranger to come out from their hiding place, she found herself become an object of paparazzi tourists who came within minutes. LOL. Full story below… So this is actually our second encounter with the endangered animal here. After hopping in Padar, our guide took…

Stunningly Beautiful Padar

Yes, you may have seen the pictures from your friends’ posts or in magazine. But let me tell you this: Padar Island’s view is not overrated. It is stunningly beautiful, especially if you managed to climb to the top of the hill. Or at least if you can reach the big tree stop (your guide…

Life on the Boat Starts Early

Life on the boat starts early when the sun rises. Thanks to a cup of strong Bajawa coffee, which enough to wake me up and admire the beauty these islands offer. With my trusted Fuji XE2 gears and couple of prime lenses, there are no moments (nor selfies) uncaptured… 

Sunset by the Deck (and Thousands of Bats!)

One of the perks of spending nights on boat is you can enjoy waiting for sunset by the deck. Accompanied by fried banana and Flores coffee, and surrounded by your loved ones, life can hardly be better.

Komodo Watching and Savannah Trekking at Rinca Island

Our second stop of the day is at Pulau Rinca (Rinca Island), where we can find the giant lizard Komodo, one of the endangered animal on its habitat.  It takes us about an hour boat ride from Kelor island to arrive at Loh Buaya pier, at Pulau Rinca. The ambience is so calm and serene,…