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This is a view of the Padar island, near the island of Komodo. We spent two days on a boat visiting Komodo National Park. We planned to visit other paradise islands of Gili and Lombok. In the evening before going to Gili, we realize that the best thing to do is to come back home. Just in a few minutes, we found the flight by Emirates. So, the next morning we flew to Denpasar (480 km) and from there we went to Singapore (8 hours flight) and Dubai (7 hours this time) to Frankfurt am Main (almost 12 000 km). From there only 1072 km - first by car to the Polish border and then by train. At the border, they measure out temperatures and we had to fill the form (address and the telephone numbers). We were fortunate that the decision was so quickly made - they closed the Gili Island because there was a coronavirus case there.

Padar is a small island located between Komodo and Rinca islands within Komodo archipelago, administrated under the West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.[1] It is the third largest island part of Komodo National Park.

The Komodo archipelago is famous for Komodo dragons, giant lizards that can measure up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) long. However, unlike neighboring islands of Komodo and Rinca that are teeming with the ferocious lizards, on Padar island the Komodo dragon is extinct.

The topography of the island is rugged, with steep volcanic mountains and hills set against deep bays. Padar has a dry climate, with only bushes and grassland vegetation covering the island, creating savanna hills. Padar island has four deep bays with beaches in different colors, most of them are white sands, while some beaches have grey and pink sands.[ The sea surrounding the island has several sites popular for scuba diving and snorkelling. (Wikipedia)

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probably the first picture of this fabulous location.

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