The famed Indonesian island, home to the rare Komodo dragon, will be closed in 2020 after smugglers stole 41 of the giant lizards.
It sparked memories of her ill-fated trip to the Los Angeles Zoo in 2001.
Moving on from the Great Australian Saltwater Crocodile to the Komodo Dragon might seem a bit of a come down after so many thousands of teeth and so many thousands of pounds of jaw pressure, let alone the great length and weight.
In the Indonesian language, Bahasa, there is no future or past tense. You literally are forced to speak in the present and it is the way of life for the people that live here...being in the present.
It was a lazy, sleepy seven days. By the third day, the combination of sun, sea, heat and humidity had turned my mind into a cheese omelet.
If you're expecting Bali-quality accommodation and food, you'll be disappointed, but if you're looking for a slice of Indonesia that's away from the crowds, this may be just the place.
As more and more people are arrested over the horrible neglect that led to so many deaths in the Bangladesh factories, one can't help but think of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911, and wonder how much has changed.