Saturday, January 15, 2005

KOMODO DRAGONS - A personal visit

Here's another personal account of a visit to Komodo, inspired by "Last Chance To See". It's a few years old, but it's a nice personal account. The complete tale, full of pictures can be found here Komodo and its Dragons.
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.

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.
Back in October we had a similar personal account. That entry can be found here.

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.