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Day 19: Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia

Getting bit by wild animals. Should maybe wear shoes.

sunny 30 °C
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We hired a driver/guide for the next three days. 'Bout 60 bucks/day. Not bad really, since going rate's about 90.

We went to a hill on the edge of town where we could see all of the rice terraces in the valley that went on forever. And there was a big statue of the Virgin Mary. Funny. Well, this island is Catholic, but it's still weird.

We stopped by a big lake on the road and did some hiking around it. I got attacked by a green vine snake (possibly a python or viper?) and half a dozen leeches.

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We saw how they make arak (palm sap wine) in Aimere.

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We went to a traditional Ngadu village where men and women live in different houses. And they bury their dead in the front yards outside their homes, then the rains come, and after a few years they just kinda forget where they were, and they just become part of the Earth again. Kinda nice, actually. And dogs are domestic animals at just guard their homes and get eaten. And they eat betel and coral, so there's always like this red ooze coming out of their mouths.

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Golo Curu Hill: 9/10
Danau Ranamese Lake: 8/10
Bena Village: 8.5/10

Posted by ErnieLG 04:23 Archived in Indonesia

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