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  • Diving around Maumere
    3.5 stars

    Diving in the Maumere area ranges from muck diving and shore dives through to trips to the offshore islands and wreck diving. When we dived here, we spotted the elusive mimic octopus, a curious cephalod that specialises in imitating other creatures as a survival technique. We also spotted flying ... read more

  • Sikka
    3.5 stars

    This ikat-mad town was the centre of power for the king of Sikka, who ruled eastern Flores until the arrival of the Portuguese. The small seaside town, on the south coast of Flores, more or less opposite Maumere, retains a bit of Portuguese flair and has a serious tradition of ikat weaving. ... read more

  • Blikon Blewut Museum
    3.5 stars

    This small and pleasantly dishevelled museum is maintained by the Roman Catholic seminary at Ledalero, run by the SVD fathers who have a considerable presence on Flores. The profusion of both cultural and natural items on display in the one-room museum were collected starting in the 1960s by ... read more

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