Several years ago, I read a book called "Last Chance to See", written by Douglas Adams (famous for writing "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"). Among several other animals on the endangered species list, he also wrote about the Komodo Dragons the world's largest Lizards. Ever since that day I've wanted to visit Komodo.Back in October we had a similar personal account. That entry can be found here.
Douglas Adams has unfortunately passed away several months before I visited Komodo. I am thankful to him for writing this book, as Komodo was one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. By inspiring people like me to visit Komodo, the locals are finding out that the dragons are worth more alive than dead. This way he might have done a lot to help save the Komodo Dragons.
If you'd like to visit Komodo this site might get you started... They have all sorts of adventure and diving tours in and around Komodo. As previously reported, the Tsunami did not affect Komodo directly and Indonesia's economy could certainly benefit from our visits.