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– Please visit our new blog We Just Travel on www.wejusttravel.com, new content is posted there – Hello there, we are Katja and Mic, I Need Toilet Paper travel blog team, and we have been traveling around Asia for 18 months, trying to perfect the art of budget traveling and writing a blog about it. We started with a month in Sri Lanka, used lots of toilet paper in 4 months in India (1 amazing month on Andaman islands), hiked in Nepal, ate everything in Thailand and went from living…
Oooh, they’re not very comfy. It’s actually not the comfort that’s lacking but it takes forever and there’s about 10 people too many for that small bus. 130km in 7 hours? We’re popping anti motion sickness pills like crazy! Hey, even locals are emptying there stomachs in front and in the back.
Moving around on Flores is not very easy. You have to book a bus via travel agency and pay extra. The other option is to ask 20 people about the transport and they all give you different info and sometimes you wander aimlessly from one road to another. The minibuses go when they’re full and bemos (big cars that drive short distances around the city) always want more money then it was said in the beginning. Ojeks (man on a motorbike) are kinda expensive as well and we would need two, for each his own. You can also use a truck, which is a truck with wooden benches (painful on your butt and spine) and renting a motorbike is super expensive. We always ask a local how much it costs because the price can easily triple. Even India was easier 🙂
As I’ve written in one of the previous posts, we won the Big Blog Exchange, one of the biggest blog challenges worldwide. There were around 700 blogs competing and we were chosen as one of the 16 blogs. Omg, I can’t tell you how good it feels to be appreciated. We try so hard and push ourselves, and of course enjoy every minute. But we also spend a lot of time taking pictures, movies, editing, writing. Mic writes his blog in Slovenian, I write in English. We have a FB page for his blog and I run our Instagram. And then someone told us about this competition and we said: what the hell! Let’s try it! We didn’t really expect to win, Slovenia is just too small to be recognized. But we know we work with passion and we’re proud of our work.
And we did it! 🙂
But there is two of us and only one position for exchange with Jono from Australia. It’s like this. We are a team, we both work on this blog. And we just don’t have the money to pay the plane ticket and costs of life for one more person for 10 days in Australia. And we had to pull out of the exchange. We are very sad because for a moment it all seemed like a dream.
We’re so thankful the jury to have chosen us and we wish all the best to the person who’s going to Australia.
We also bought some arak to drown our sorrow 😀
Of course you need to see a Komodo dragon, if you’re so close to these big reptiles. We went on a boat trip to Rinca island (Komodo was too far) and to a few snorkeling spots.
Rinca is famous for Komodo dragons, wild pigs, water buffaloes and birds. It’s also less popular than Komodo island and the possibility to see a dragon is greater. Komodo dragons are the largest lizards and can grow up to 3 m and weigh 70 kg. Huge! They can eat a whole buffalo in 20 minutes but leave the head with horns. It’s too big for them 😀
Yaaaaaaaaay! The jury of The Big Blog exchange chose our blog as one of the winners of the challenge! 😀 We’re thankful and very excited!
Two people exchange countries and blogs for 10 days. Should be interesting, right? 🙂
We had a long day today, we’re in Ruteng on Flores and after breakfast we went on the most painful 2h truck ride (wooden seats and bad road. Need I say more?) to village from which we had problems getting back. So we overpaid the transport back and we came home so tired and cold (it’s super cold here!). Buuut the good news made us happy!
Thank you all who voted for us**
The first day was the most memorable for sure.
We come to live in a paradise.
We go snorkeling and see 5 lion fish. Read More