Browse Month: July 2016

Komodo Voyage 2016

Komodo is one of the 7 Wonders of Nature
Komodo is one of the 7 Wonders of Nature

One of the 7 Wonders of Nature, as voted by travellers, the Komodo National Park is one of the most inspiring place we have ever been to, both under and above the water.

Discovery Channel had a slogan back in the noughties:  “The World. Is. Just. Awesome.”  This phrase really sums up our feelings when we think of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park.   To reach Komodo we sail east from Bali across the imaginary ‘Wallace line’, where the flora and fauna of subtropical Asia make a sudden and dramatic change into those typical of Australasia.

Few places in the world could possibly match the cultural and natural diversity we will experience in the islands beyond Bali: towering volcanoes, dry savannah landscapes, quiet coastal villages, emerald seas, and megalithic cultures.  It was Burden’s 1932 voyage through this volcanic landscape that inspired the 1933 classic film King Kong..

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