Go with the Flo | Through Asia and Beyond

A weekend in Vientiane

A few weeks ago I was playing around with Kayak, looking for cheap weekend getaways. The usual options below the SGD300 mark are Indonesia, Malaysia and maybe Thailand. This time however I was surprised that both Vientiane and Luang Prabang popped with with Lao Airlines. I ended up booking Vientiane...

From Johor Bahru to Singapore (via China)

Over the past year I’ve traveled to China twice – Qingdao and Hangzhou. Both were weekend trips and yet they required a proper visa which meant going down to the visa center to drop off and pick up my passport and fork out around SGD100. For a while I’ve been...

Hoi An food

Who doesn’t like Vietnamese food. Famous for the tasty noodle soups, Pho, I appreciate it for being  less reliant on deep fried dishes than other South-East Asian cuisines. Apparently, Central Vietnam is renowned even within Vietnam for its cuisine and I can confirm that the food is indeed really, really...

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...