18/01/10 – Across Flores – Indonesia

After 7 hours ride by bus I am finally at Ende. What means “the end” in German. Surprisingly, the bus made all the way from Ruteng to Ende in little more than 6 hours. It is about 136 km in straight line, but 260 on a curvy road up and down mountains. At the end of the journey I felt broken. I hit myself at least five times against the window due to the fast driving. For sure it was impossible to sleep. On the way I said goodbye to my beloved moustache-friend Miguel “El Chato” after an amazing week together.

Today I embark in another Pelni trip across to Timor. I am getting closer and closer to Australia, but still I haven’t found a vessel to sail across Asia and Oceania.


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