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Belaraghi – Ngada, Flores

Belaraghi – Ngada, Flores Belaraghi is a traditional Ngada village, really off the beaten track, located in the hills just north of the main road from Bajawa to Labuan Bajo. The only way to get there was either hiking, or motorbike. Time seems to have stood still here, and if we would have known this …

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Gurusina – Ngada, Flores

Gurusina – Ngada, Flores Gurusina is  traditional Ngada village, in the heart of Flores. It is a lot more off the beaten track than for instance Bena, and has a real authentic feel to it. Gurusina’s traditional houses are situated around a wide courtyard, displaying several sets of ture lenggi, the ancestral stone altars of …

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Odalan ceremony at Tirta Empul Tempel – Tampaksiring

Odalan, Tirta Empul Tempel – Tampaksiring October 2016 The Tirta Empul temple is a Balinese Hindu water temple, located near the town of Tampaksiring, northeast of Ubud. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan, or large bath, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification in holy spring water, filling the bath through dozens on fountains. During Odalan, the anniversary …

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Makepung – Jembrana, West Bali

Makepung – Jembrana, West Bali     West Bali is famous for its thrilling water buffalo races, known as Makepung, introduced by Madurese migrants to celebrate the end of the rice harvest. The competitive races take place outside Negara in the regency of Jembrana, on make-shift circuits laid out on dry dirt tracks in the …

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Pasola – Sumba

Pasola – Sumba March 2017 Pasola is a mounted spear-fighting competition from western Sumba. It is played by throwing wooden spears at the opponent while riding a horse, to celebrate the rice planting season. The word Pasola means spear in the local language. According to legend, Pasola originated with a woman from the village of Waiwuang. When her husband – a …

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