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Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

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Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

Hi all

Wonder if anyone can suggest a couple of good guide books that would cover the islands of Sumba and Flores?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

Don't think guide books for this part of the world are updated very often.

For Flores, I can suggest floreskomodo.com which was an effort put together by AusAid and SwissContact. That also includes West Flores as well.

I heard AusAid is also considering a similar effort to assist Central and East Flores as well.

There is also gokomodo.org which is the site of the operator of Komodo National Park.

Sorry, don't know much about Sumba - believe it is mostly a surfing destination. Perhaps some of the surf sites and guides have more info.

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2. Re: Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

Thanks Yamanote. I have checked out the site and its a wealth of information.

Any ideas which are the 'must see' parts of Flores? We enjoy different cultural experiences and walking-as opposed to serious 8 hour trekking and snorkling and swimming as opposed to diving.

Any further suggestions welcome!

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3. Re: Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

Check out this book "East of Bali : From Lombok to Timor (Periplus Adventure Guides)" It covering all islands on the east of Bali including Flores and Sumba.

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4. Re: Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

'indo surf and lingo' has some info on sumba.

i was there april this year so my blog links may be of help. it is a very pretty place, very quiet, nice locals and very few tourists and so tourist facilities.

there a a number of blog and you tube links which may be of help to you.

Mr Davids - 081337873589

Martens - 085281165137

Driver Youdi - 085253497776

Book a return air ticket.

Air Batavia was more reliable than Merpati.

Car Waingapu to Kelala – 500 000 rups

Car Waingapu to tarimbang – 650 000 rups

The Hotel Merlin has clean cheap rooms in Waingapu.

Mr Cafe good for eating

Bali to Sumba

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx8h29YypXw

blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/balisumba-legian-bali-…

Sumba Kelala beach walks

youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZV8Dieiy3o

blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumba-kelala-beach-wal…

Sumba Kelala Mr Davids Resort

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07YkOPM4prM

blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumba-kelala-mr-davids…

Sumba Kelala to Sumba Tarimbang

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGkgC81cX28

blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumba-kelala-to-tarimb…

Sumba Tarimbang Martens homestay

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYPXazPXp6E

blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumbatarimbang-martens…

Tarimbang walks

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq3VX-J9468

Blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumba-tarimbang-walks-…

Tarimbang view from hill

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7d8H-NNXeI

Blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumba-tarimbang-hill-v…

Sumba to Bali

Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-e6V2sGZQkg

Blog

…blogspot.com/2010/06/sumbabali-sumba-to-bal…

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5. Re: Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

Thanks for the useful info and links RockTerrigal. DIdn't see much on Flores, more Sumba-was I missing something? LOVED you photos on Picasa web!

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6. Re: Best guide book for Flores, Sumba?

didn't miss flores.

haven't been there yet. maybe in 2011. i read a lot about it lonely planets indonesia guide book. looks like a like of diversity, adventure, exploring and fun. met a few locals from flores in my travels, they were all nice and keen to tell the beauty of flores.

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