Dear Mr. Andri,
Once again, I wan to say thanks for all your assistance with this trip. I
had a wonderful time and look forward to sharing information during my
As I mentioned before, the Borneo trip was wonderful. There weren't any
issues, aside from flight delays, which were not in your control. I am just
sorry that the fires and smoke are such a problem for your country. We are
having terrible wildfires in the U.S. because of drought so I completely
understand the impact. The delays did not cause any problems.
I also enjoyed the Komodo trip. I am so glad that I saw both Rinca and
Komodo Islands. The sunset Flying Fox adventure was also fantastic. I was
impressed with the skill that the crew displayed navigating the waters in
the dark when we returned to my hotel.
One suggestion that I have is to reverse the snorkeling and Rinca Island
visit so that visitors can see the dragons in the morning when it is cooler
and they are a little more active. Also, the boat had quite a few
cockroaches. I realize that this is almost unavoidable in these types of
climates, but I wanted to mention it in case this bothers other guests.
The crew was skilled, friendly and the meals were excellent.
The guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. Yesterday, he offered to
take me shopping since I had a long wait for the flight. After leaving me
at the hotel on Monday, he stopped by the Garuda office for a copy of my
e-ticket receipt since I was concerned about the status of the LBJ/DPS
flight. When we left Komodo, he made a point of asking if I wanted
additional time on the island, which I appreciated. He was also a good
spotter - he saw a snake catch a lizard, which I would have missed.
Everything was great and I will pass on your
information to my friends who are considering travel to Indonesia.
My first lecture is in early November, so my presentation will be ready by
the end of October. I will send you a link to a site where you can access
the PowerPoint presentation as soon as it is ready.
Thank you, again, for your help and patience.