Cocoa trees grow in Flores

Cocoa trees grow in Ende, East Flores

Cocoa is one of the most popular tree in East Flores.Its the tree that chocolate comes from :D! However can be also eaten raw and taste a bit like mangosteen.Due to constant demand for cocoa there are some farmer organizations  or Veco NGOs to rise standard and meet demand.
Cocoa trees are commonly grow in Ende, Flores. It is believed one of the best chocolate is the world is made from Indonesian Cocoa.

More info in local language by  indonesian blogger

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Cocoa trees grow in Ende, East Flores

Wawo Muda – lakes Bajawa, Ngada, Central Flores

Wawo Muda muddy lakes Bajawa, Ngada, Central Flores

There are currently five small red lakes in the bottom of the crater, though they shrink to nothing in the dry season. There are no bemos to Wawo Muda, so you’ll need private transport to Ngoranale, where you can ask a villager to show you the start of the wide and easy-to-follow trail, which takes about an hour and a half to meander up to the summit.

Wawo muda muddy lakes Bajawa, Ngada, Central Flores

 

Bena Traditional village- Ngada tribes ritual animist ceremony

Bena Traditional village -Ngada tribes ritual animist ceremony

Due to anniversary of  ethnic group in Ngada regency reaching hundreds years old they still perform the same style of traditional dancing like they ancestors did. Bena traditional village – ngada tribe hold most events in ngada area.

During ritual animist ceremony some offerings could be lay to ancestors for blessings in a form of sacrifice.

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Bena Traditional village - Ngada tribes animist ritual ceremony

Trash Hero Indonesia

Great news! Trash hero now in Indonesia exactly in Labuan Bajo now.
This non profit organisation welcomes anybody who in exchange for food and accommodation want to clean Flores beautiful beach.
They also ask for help from local bussiness to support this project.
For more info look:
https://m.facebook.com/trashheroindonesia
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Photo from www.freeandeasytraveler.com/why-travel-free-easy/global-initiatives/trash-hero

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Gili Lawa island entrance to Komodo National Park

Gili Lawa island entrance to Komodo National Park

Gili Lawa, small deserted  island is entrance to Komodo National Park.

Most of boats stop here for magnificent view. However this  narrow passage is know for strong current.

Just a bit of trekking through dry hills of Gili Lawa particularly during sunset is great for stunning photos
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Gili Lawa island entrance to Komodo National Park

Gili Lawa entrance to Komodo