Arriving in ende, we hired at the airport the jeep and moved to the village of Moni, which cost us 320,000 rupees (40 $). At the Western forums write that they paid half a million, so we left not expensive, especially for such a decent transport. I think there will be cheaper if you negotiate with the hotel in which you are going to stay, for a meeting, so we were taken back for just 200000. The journey takes an hour and a half.
In Moni all going to see one of the wonders of light – colored volcanic lakes of Kelimutu.
Usually the ascent to the lakes starts in the morning the next day. The first attempt to overcome the volcano was taken at 4 am, I wanted to meet dawn at the lakes, but it was raining, and I decided it was better to wait. Three foreigners, however, went on mopeds there and soon returned wet to the skin, having covered half of the road. For me still it remains a mystery why they didn’t hire the minibus, it would have been cheaper than three separate scooters with drivers, and more comfortable. In the end, they were able to join us, we had a minivan and, as a consequence, a lot of free space. I have the feeling that these foreigners are very bad at math, they like to save, but do not know how. An illustrative example, Continue reading