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How to Organise a Boat Trip to Rinca and Komodo

In Labuan Bajo we traipsed around the travel agencies in the blistering heat. Everywhere was too expensive and no one wanted to barter, yet they all wanted to fill the last few spaces on their excursion boats.

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Where to Eat in Labuan Bajo

Just as with hotels in Labuan Bajo, the pickings are also slim for restaurants in Labuan Bajo. There is one little gem that stands out though and it’s actually an Italian restaurant! Normally I try to eat at and recommend local cuisine and local places,

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Where to Stay in Labuan Bajo

Where to stay in Labuan Bajo? Now there’s a good question. It’s slim pickings I’m afraid. We did not book any accommodation in advance for Labuan Bajo because we hadn’t been able to find anything that looked worth booking. Though there are many hotels on booking.com none of them looked remotely convincing.

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Labuan Bajo Airport & Our Arrival on Flores Island

We landed at Labuan Bajo Airport in a tiny tin capsule of an aircraft from Bali and were ushered into the arrivals hall straight from where the plane had pulled up like a taxi right outside the door.

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Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo, despite its beauty, is a bit of a nothing place. It sees a lot of flying visitors who use it as a starting point for excursions and expeditions to other islands or on boat trips to discover the Komodo Dragons. There is good reason that people don’t stay long in Labuan Bajo: