If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm – Lombok to Flores by boat

What has been the worst experience on our trip? For sure, it was the 4 days 3 nights boat trip from Lombok to Flores in Indonesia, which was nearly the last trip we made. We had heard good and bad stories of this boat trip and one of our friend who did it just few weeks before us was really happy with the trip, so we decided to give it a try. We brought a lot of food and an adventurous mind and it was all well before the storm arrived.

“When you come out of storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.”  – Haruki Murakami

We spent two days in a heavy storm in the poor boat without enough food and struggling with sea sickness. We were unable to do all the activities planned, such as trekking and visiting waterfalls. After the storm cleared up, the last two days exploring Komodo National Park and Komodo dragons felt like a paradise. After finishing our trip, we heard that even the local ferries didn’t go out because of the storm, so we were really happy to survive. So if you are planning to take this trip, check out the weather forecast carefully before going and prepare by watching this video.

“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” – Frank Lane

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