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Seraya Hotel

Flores: private beach feeling at Seraya Kecil

After the mountains and hills around Kelimutu and Bajawa as well as the diving in Komodo National Park, we wanted to end the trip relaxing at the beach for a few days. While doing research, we stumbled upon the Seraya Hotel located on Seraya Kecil (9 out of 10 islands...

View from Rinca Island

Flores: Labuan Bajo and Komodo National Park

After a couple of relaxing days around Bajawa, we were ready to move on. The last day was rainy and while we enjoyed the cooler temperatures, we were looking forward to shorts and t-shirts again. As outline in my introductory post, we opted to fly from Bajawa to Labuan Bajo...

Kids playing football at the neighboring Luba village

Flores: Bajawa, Gunung Inerie and Ngada Villages

Before coming to Flores we knew that roads would be winding and the pace at which you’re driving slow. So we opted to spend three nights in the mountainous Bajawa area to enjoy cooler temperatures and relax. Accommodation standards in Flores (maybe apart from Labuan Bajo) are not very high...

Flores: Visiting Mount Kelimutu

Kelimutu was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The photos I had seen online looked magical and I was really looking forward to experiencing the beauty of these three volcanic crater lakes. One can either fly into Maumere or Ende, with the latter being a little bit closer....

A week in Flores: Introduction

We had planned to take a week off over Easter and benefit from Good Friday being a public holiday. Initially we contemplated various options. We had no real preference for any particular destination. But we knew we wanted to do something that we likely wouldn’t do when based on Europe....

Hoi An

I am constantly on the look-out for weekend trips from Singapore. I think I’ve noted down just about all the possible destinations fulfilling the following criteria: direct flight less than four hours leave Friday after 5pm get back Sunday with a departure in the afternoon local time and arrive back...

Maldivian Idol

Remember that trashy <put your country here> Idol show who looked for the x-th time for someone who can sing and then we all forgot about that superstar again after they hit the charts once? And remember how the show went to the Maldives for one episode since… well, who doesn’t like...

A unique approach to university marketing

I normally associated university marketing by highlighting quality, for example through accreditation or rankings. The Maldives Business School takes a different approach… by saying you’re simply quicker if you choose them. Not sure whether that’s a criteria for me.

The Male fish & produce market

Markets are always a fascinating place to visit and offer great insights into local life. The Maldives are well known for its tuna industry and Male as the capital hosts an important fish market. While the famous fish market Tsukiji in Tokyo is still on my bucket list, I am...