Visiting Moni in Flores, Indonesia
Moni is one of the more remote places we visited. We hadn’t even heard of the place until we bumped into an adventurous backpacker in Lombok. It is a tiny little village in Flores, Indonesia, and is surrounded by rice paddies and very little else. The power comes and goes as it pleases but there is such a relaxed vibe to the village that you can’t help but love it. Our main reason for travelling to Moni was to climb Kelimutu Volcano where there are three lakes inside the craters. The lakes are so famous and impressive because they are all different colours and due to the minerals that escape from the volcano, they lakes gradually change colour every few years.
There are three really nice bungalows and ours even had a living room and a door at the back that opened out onto the rice paddies and a little stream. We had a big veranda too that was next to a little pond where chickens and their chicks clucked around.
We went for a little walk when we arrived, the mandatory arrival walk to check out the area. The village is literally one road that winds through the rice paddies for about a mile. The road is lined with a few little houses, huts, little shops, a school, a scooter mechanic and a couple of restaurants and guesthouses.