A Total TaiTai Tale

Tale of a Total TaiTai who was in Beijing & Beyond and is now in Singapore & Surroundings!

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Day 9 – October 29

It’s time to say good bye: Labuan Bajo to Jakarta to Singapore

2 different countries – 2 different time zone

While you would expect that the time difference would be between the 2 countries (Indonesia and Singapore) it’s actually between the 2 Indonesian provinces. Labuan Bajo (Flores Island) is on the same time zone than Singapore (yet more east) while Jakarta (on Java island) and right south of Singapore is an hour behind.

#TimeZoneMystery

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You choose your fish.

They cook your dish.

You eat your fish.

Done ✅

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Another night in Ende and visit to the Fish Restaurant Market.

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I see a little discrimination for all the other French speakers who are not Parisian 🤔

#ThingsYouLearnWhenYouTravel

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Day 8 – October 28

And we are retracing our steps back: Car ride from Mimo (Kelimutu) to Ende, flight from Ende to Labuan Bajo. Prayers leaflets included.

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The google map view of the three lakes crater to give you an idea.

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When we first arrived at the summit it was a bit cloudy and we thought it might “ruined” the sunset but the clouds started to move over the crater and it was surreal. All were gone by the time the sun showed up.

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Family picture so I’ll have proof that we did it.

Believe me pictures do come handy in some discussions 😉

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The mountain has three volcanic crater lakes that differ in color.

Lake colors periodically change due to adjustments in the oxidation-reduction status of the fluid of each lake, and also considering the abundance of different major elements, such as iron and manganese. The colors in the lakes change independently from each other, as each has its own unique connectivity to the underlying volcano’s activity.

Tiwu Ata Bupu (Lake of Old People) is usually dark blue/black and is the westernmost of the three lakes. The other two lakes, Tiwu Ko’o Fai Nuwa Muri (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red respectively. The lake colors vary on a periodic basis.

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Day 7 – October 27

Today was the day we climbed Kelimutu at a ungodly hour to be able to reach the top before the sun rised.

Absolutely and totally worth it. Again and again on this trip the pictures weren’t even close to capturing the beauty we saw with our own eyes.

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