NICE TO MEET YOU...
My name is Anne Mieke de Hoon
This website is made by me. I was born and I am (still) living and working in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I have a tourism background and travelled to many countries, especially in South East Asia, some parts of the Middle East, northern Africa and Europe. It was in 1987 when I was in Indonesia for the first time joining a group and following a busy program through Sumatera, Java, Bali and Sulawesi. More than 30 years later I have travelled the country from east to west, from Sabang to Merauke and visited “only” 45 islands (out of some 17.000) and still counting. Three times a year, never boring. My favourite part is east Indonesia: Maluku, Papua and Nusa Tenggara Timur with Flores as the undisputed number 1. For a long time I was thinking what to do with all the information and knowledge as travelling to Indonesia together with photography had become a way of life.
Together with Jack Meo, living in Danga (Mbay, Nagekeo), I had the chance to discover
every corner of Flores. Patiently he took every road of
which I thought it would be pretty or would lead to an interesting destination (not always...).
Special thanks to Jack. You were wonderful, and still are.
In the last decade Flores has become more favourite by travellers and Labuan Bajo is hosting 90% of them. Off the westcoast you will find yourself in a fairy tale of gorgeous islands, undoubtedly beautiful, as is the rest of this island. Check out the stunning interior, the well kept traditional villages, the virgin jungle and active volcanos and fly back home with lots of memories.
I am working on information about Flores and try to find the undiscovered gems which is not too difficult. The only drawback is the lack of decent infrastructure. Most destinations we have checked ourselves. Everything with the intention to promote the island as, to my opinion, Flores has potential to become one of the biggest tourist attractions of Indonesia.
In love with the island? Oh, yes, definitely, it was love at first sight. But, this one I want to share with the rest of the world.
Anne Mieke & Jack
You can contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or via Whats App for quick and short messages tel +62 81284773377
or using the form below in English, Nederlands or Bahasa Indonesia.