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Beginner solo traveling tips for exploring Flores

Solo traveling to Flores has a lot of unexpected where travelers will meet many people from various tribes. Sometimes also have to fight the anxiety as it passes the winding land. But it is clear that solo traveling allows you to freely take the decision to stop at the destination without consideration of others.

The people of East Nusa Tenggara destinations are very friendly and exploring this beautiful area is very easy if you know how to do it. Before making a solo trip to Flores, it is necessary to consider some of the following tips:

Xvlor Beginner solo traveling tips for exploring Flores

Prepare doubled budget

Solo traveling wherever it takes a double budget where travelers are unlikely to share cost with anyone to rent rooms, local transportation and so on.

Landed in Labuan Bajo as starting point

Labuan Bajo is a city on the western tip of Flores and Komodo International Airport is a great start to access overland or down the Flores plains easier than landing in other areas.

Choose hostel, not hotel and motel

Hostel is a dorm-like lodging residence and is commonly found in Labuan Bajo Town. Staying at a hostel is cheaper than hotels and motels. Roughly around Rp100.000 (US$7.30) per person. You will not feel alone because every dorm is generally for 4-10 people.

Find friends in hostels to explore overland

You will meet many travelers in hostels where they are generally also solo traveling. Take one or two of them down the Flores from Labuan Bajo to Larantuka and beyond. You will reduce transportation costs if you have travel partners through sharing cost.

Use flight from district to district

Flores is very wide and reaching every region takes tens of hours. You may consider boarding a plane for efficiency where it is cheaper than a land transport agent or a private car hire. Labuan Bajo to Bajawa has flight ticket of about Rp200.000 (US$14.6) to Rp300.000 (US$21.9) for 50 minutes, while land transport agents for the same route about Rp300.000 (US$21.9) to Rp400.000 (US$29.2) for 11-16 hours.

Motorbike rental and motorbike taxi

Tourist attractions in Flores are mostly in remote areas and must pass through slippery, winding, and hilly paths like Kelimutu. Motorcycle rental in Flores is around Rp 80.000 (US$5.8) to Rp100.000 (US$7.3) per day, while motorcycle taxi fare is around Rp100.000 (US$7.3) to go-and-back.

Prepare two card provider

Not all places in Flores are covered by mobile operators. It's very easy for you where the mobile card is easy to find and the cost is very cheap. Purchase an internet package where you can easily access Google Maps and give news to family at home.

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List of airports in China

China is generally a land country where almost all areas have connected transportation systems, but air transport is the best choice for travel efficiency, except for travelers who seek adventure along the rivers, ferry to reach several small islands and overland journeys.

Airports are spread over many where they have two types of services. International airport to serve international and domestic routes, while domestic airports only serve inter-regional routes in the country. Below is a list of active public airports in China. This list may increase considering that many new airports are still under construction or reduced due to many relocation plans.

= City, airport name, IATA

Anqing, Anqing Tianzhushan Airport, AQGChizhou, Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport, JUHFuyang, Fuyang Xiguan Airport, FUGHefei, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, HFEHuangshan, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, TXNWuhu/Xuancheng, Wuhu Xuancheng Airport
Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport, …

Timang Beach

Pantai Timang is coastal attraction forms the boundary between Java Island and Indian Ocean in Danggolo Sub-village, Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul which has white sand. The beach is in a secluded area between Siung Beach and Sundak Beach where a coral island becomes a lobster habitat.

Timang Beach traveled using vehicle from Wonosari City for about 32 kilometers where the motorcycle is the best mode to facilitate travel. This beach is flanked by beaches on the coast of Tepus where the west including Seruni, Pok Tunggal and Ngetun, while in the east are Jogan, Siung, and Nglambor.

This beach consists of two parts where the first part of the east is the white sandy beach and many pandanus plants around it, while the second part to the west is a steep hill rock that directly borders the sea and has great views of the island or a large rock offshore.

The island gets its name as Long Rock or Long Island…

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Odzala-Kokoua National Park or Odzala National Park is a conservation area of 13,500 sq kilometers (5,200 sq mi) at the Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo, declared a protected area in 1935, biosphere reserves in 1977, and national parks in the year 2001 at. Odzala-Kokoua has more than 100 species of mammals and as one of the most diverse primate populations in Africa.

Odzala-Kokoua is managed by the African Parks in collaboration with the Ministry of Forest Economy, Sustainable Development and Environment of the Republic of the Congo in 2010. The park has retained the old rainforests and terrain that vary from 350 meters (1,150 feet) to forest bushy and lots of glade. The area also includes dry forests, savannahs and rainforest ecosystems.

Odzala National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa has been neglected for many years and suffered heavy poaching. The poaching of ivory and bushmeat remains a constant threat. African Parks began to organize in 2010 and…