Newa Sumba Resort

Weetabula , Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, 87255, Indonesia | Hotel
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Sumba Trip

A travel blog entry by sleepy42

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... people try to find the "Nyale". Before Pasola begins they have to find Nyale worms at the beach. And I heard from people they find skinny Nyale which means the farming season this year is not so good and people will starving.

Pasola warriors started the warming up from 07am to 09am at the beach. They had a break one hour before get into the real battle on 10.30am.

We headed back to hotel on 12pm as the sun burned our skins.
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Did I really take two buses to get here?

A travel blog entry by finnegan2012

... a lot of stuff. I thought I fixed the Internet problems with my phone, but no luck.

Emily, Jeff, and I walked around last night after the Internet café – which was just a dirty place full of weird chain-smoking people staring at screens.

Around Waikabubak (and there were a few actually in Bali too), there are these large sculptures at every intersection that seem to serve no purpose. Some light up, like some kind of ...

Family Affair

A travel blog entry by mikeandsheila

4

... on motorbikes, following the shortcut track that winds through the bushy suburbs of the little city, via a rickety bamboo bridge over a stream. Along the way local boys and men act as volunteer traffic monitors, directing the stream of bikes at bottlenecks and hi-fiving Sheila and me as we pass, Two westerners on the back of ojeks in this part of town is a rare sight.

Andreas lives in a spartan concrete house that he has built himself. ...

Hanging 5 at 57

A travel blog entry by mikeandsheila

3
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... the Sumban wilderness via a narrow gravel road that traverses mountains, before dropping down into jungle filled valleys. After three hours driving we get our first glimpse of Tarimbang from high up on the mountain road. It looks stunning.

Tarimbang village is a collection of traditional houses, rice fields and groves of palm trees. There are no facilities here - no shops, petrol stations, restaurants or wifi - but there is Marthens Homestay, the only guesthouse ...

Swords and Scenery

A travel blog entry by mikeandsheila

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... and spears....The Jawa Pos newspaper reported on Friday that 100 people were believed to have been killed.
This event of 14 years ago still must be fresh in the minds of the Sumbanese, and considering the fact that almost every man over the age of about 16 carries a two foot long sword (in reality a long slender machete) which they use as an all purpose instrument for harvesting, cutting firewood, opening coconuts, chopping veges, picking their teeth ...

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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good