Travel Blogs from Bajawa
... to wear over one shoulder. We walked down to the ceremonial square where I was seated and given a bowl containing various home made goodies including of course betel nut for chewing (no thanks, I didn't want red stained teeth!). So while I sat and enjoyed rice in a palm cone and home grown coffee, the villagers played their instruments and danced for me, of course they insisted I join them in their dancing! It was lovely to watch and seeing the guy at the top ...
... anything we have seen in Indonesia so far. In some ways, it reminded us a bit of the Flintstones! Once we entered Beno, Alfons directed us to the guest sign in book and told us we need to make a small donation. After this, we were free to walk around and take pictures.
Beno, and the other traditional villages we learned later, is based on the binary opposites of male and female. They have symbolic structures to represent males and different ones to ...
... some broken and muddy areas. The road had many hills that were uncomfortable of the back of the motorbike, but manageable. Along the way to the cave, Gusti managed to find a local tour guide to help us understand the cave.
This massive cave, Liang Bua, meaning cold cave, was excavated for the first time in 1965. At this time, all that was found was some pottery. Archeologists have since learned that people lived in this cave ...
went through a small village where the local kids were in a front
yard playing volley ball. The net was a single piece of string tied
between a tree and a pole. They yelled out at us so we stopped.
Before we knew it Huw was sweating playing volleyball, Celi was
chewing beetle nut with the old ladies and then we all sat down to kopi with half the village. The beetle nut wrapped in some leaf was disgusting,
I am not sure why they eat it, despite ...
... sit and watch. In total, we must have seen 6 or 7 rays circling and eating. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. At one point, Lach and I were sitting next to each other and the ray came within inches of hitting Lach as it glided by. It was spectacular. For the rest of that dive, we saw lots of other little fish living in the coral and a few really big ones floating out in the sea.
I felt so lucky with my first experience on a ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsKorina Hotel Bajawa
nothing to write home about. basic, simple, clean is relative.
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