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 Eindhoven, the Netherlands. I have a tourism
background and traveled to many countries, in particular in South East Asia, some parts of the Middle East, northern Africa and Europe. It was in August 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 34 years later I have traveled 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 traveling in Indonesia together with photography had become a way of life.
Thanks to local people I had the chance to discover every corner of Flores to find potential “new” tourist spots. Not only the route Maumere tot Labuan Bajo is interesting but beyond the classic route and off the beaten track there are many unspoiled and undiscovered roads, villages and landscapes.
What to expect from this website?
This website is meant for information about Flores island and help you to find your way around the island. About what to do and see there, practical info like where
to find a laundry, what the roads are like, where to book flights. Just some examples.
I am not a travel agent but I can help you with many things like a planning or help you to find a car with driver as I know lots of people all over the island working in the tourism branche. Their price is your price. No profits, no commissions.
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 I have checked myself. Three times a year I "survey" the island to check roads, hotels, try new parts of Flores. 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 the last decade Flores has become more favourite by travellers and Labuan Bajo is hosting 90% of them. Off the west coast 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.
Anything missing? Please, contact me.
Why I do this?
First of all I am a traveler myself for a long time. I know what travelers are looking for. My mission is to help other travelers to enjoy this beautiful island and get tourism on Flores on a higher level (apart from the beaten tracks to Komodo NP) and therefore to help the people of Flores getting an income from tourism. Since June 2020 I can spend my time fulltime with this website.
However tourism came to an aburpt end last year in March and we don't know when everything will be back to (the new) normal again.
Feel free and welcome to get in touch with me.
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. Be my guest.
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Whats App for quick and short messages between 08:00 - 22:00 CET on
tel + 6281284773377
via contact form below
Languages: English, Nederlands or Bahasa Indonesia
Emails will be answered within 24 hours. The more information you give me the better I can help you.
Messages via WhatsApp generally faster, but only suitable for short and quick answers and/or when you leave very soon.
Dates of travel or period you want to travel to Flores, how many people adults/children, your interests etc.; all will help for an indequate answer
Please keep in mind the possible difference in time. When not on Flores I live in the European Central Time