Finally I’ve come to the last post of my Labuan Bajo series with Travel Society. This time last year, I made a sailing trip for 4 days to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was my very first time exploring the east part of Indonesia and living on board in the midst of a calm blue ocean with beautiful starry sky as my rooftop. The breeze was literally my lullaby. And, the hue of orange was the one that greeted me in the morning, and in the evening.
Aside of those 3 days, which were filled with plenty of activities like: trekking, snorkeling, sunrise-catching, sunset-watching, and beach-hopping, I had another two days to explore the city of Labuan Bajo. Travel Society picked Ciao Hostel as a place for me to stay. When I heard the word “hostel”, I immediately thought of a small crowded place. But Ciao was different. Yes, I had to share the room with five other people (which happened to be my friends) but the room was spacey and clean. There were also plenty of bathrooms so you don’t have to worry about queueing for toilet. I stayed at a hostel in Sydney one time, and sometimes I had to wait for other people who were using the bathroom. It was quite tormenting, but I didn’t experience that in Ciao.
The hostel apparently owned by an Italian guy, who cooked delicious meals that comes in very huge portion. I stayed around at the rooftop enjoying the sunset with savoury foods. The view was beautiful.
Another place to highlight during my stay in Labuan Bajo, was Molas Cafe. Located not too far away from the hostel, the cafe has a comfy ambience with a small swimming pool surrounded with bean bags, a hammock and plenty of couches for people to simply lazying around. Picture an escape from your daily hustle only to read a book or laying around with your shades on. Uh-huh, that’s exactly what I did.
Overall it was one of the best trips I’ver had in my life. This year, I was so lucky to have the chance of visiting Labuan Bajo for the second time. Might gonna share another story about this particular island in another post. But until then…
Write to you later,