The Komodo Dragon, is also known as the Komodo monitor, being a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae, which today has but one genus, Varanus. Komodo National Park is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The island of Komodo lies at a distance of 200 nautical miles to the east of Bali, and seven degrees below the equator. The area around the Komodo Islands is world famous for diving and snorkelling. Manta rays and cetaceans are often seen. There are several experienced dive operators in Labuan Bajo. The Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge is located near Labuan Bajo on Flores. It is an ideal place to base yourself for visits to Komodo National Park, or for diving or snorkelling. The lodge features the island’s best amenities, including: * 6 rooms with AC, fan, hot water and phone * 4 rooms in two cottages with AC, fan and hot water * Complimentary breakfast * Pool * Free airport transfers * A restaurant serving three meals per day at reasonable prices * A simple bar * Bottled drinking water supplied * Information, books and binoculars for bird and butterfly watching * Affordable vehicle hire with modern vehicles and experienced drivers * Masks/Snorkels for hire (no fins) * Storage area for diving gear * Tour information to Komodo National Park * Boat pick-up from the beach for snorkelling, diving or river safari Note: Take care for malaria
Born in the Netherlands on 23-04-1940 and passed away in Bali on 25-05-2015. Farelli was the pseudonym of a remarkable man who was infused with an obsessive desire to create things that did not yet exist. Born in the Netherlands in 1940 Dolf Versteegh left his home country in 1990 in order to start a new life on the Island of Bali. Without any formal education he reinvented himself as an architect, as a designer of furniture, as a sculptor and as a writer.
As a teenager Dolf spent only three years in High School but he kept studying history and the natural world all his life and during his last 25 years on Bali he revealed himself not only as versatile artist but also as a formidable scholar of biology.
Farelli was a prolific creator of web content and what he has left behind will remain standing as a great monument to his creative spirit, his ingenuity and his never-ending search for knowledge.