Flores Day Trip Tip
See if You can get to Bajawa and book Your
night(s) at the Edelweiss Hotel. While doing
that, ask for the possibility to rent an "ojek".
Now, when You have one for the day, drive
around the area and enjoy. Get the "Ojek"
for a few days and You wil find Yourself in
some real adventurous situations.
Drive 78 kilometers north to Riung, stay there for a few days and then head back to
Bajawa to return the Ojek. You can even rent the bike for Your one way journey to
Labuan-Bajo, a 250+ kilometre long adventure.
Drive up and down the mountains. End up in small villages. Meet friendly people on
Your way, many friendly people. See women with red lips, tongues and teeth. Drive on roads that sometimes resemble off-track roads with many potholes in them, small and
huge. See the real fright on peoples faces, just before they run away scared. Try not to
hit the many chicken, goats, dogs, children and more weird encounters, while on the
road. Find Yourself still moving down on a road with lots of small rocks and rubble,
even when you use both breaks! Surround Yourself with many happy children, by
giving them chocolatebars. End up with a flat tyre and be lucky to find someone in the
middle of nowhere to fix the problem for only a few bucks(new tyre included)!
Woohoo ! What a rush... Go, go and get Yours !
ABOVE A ROUGH IDEA OF THE TRIP
"Ojek" rough pricing :
1 day - 80.000 rupiah
Bajawa to Labuan-Bajo
one way - 400.000
The owners will collect the Ojeks and
drive back to Bajawa