Tag Archives: Indonesia

Toys for the Dead

Enter a Mentawai longhouse and the first thing you’ll notice are the fanciful animal carvings – hanging from the ceiling, emblazoned on the walls. There are birds and turtles, monkeys and boar. ¬†These are “toys for the dead,” placed there … Continue reading

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Travel Moment: Betel Nut Bliss

Transported on the island of Flores, Indonesia

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Barong about Bali

I sometimes wonder if I’m the only traveler who admits to being underwhelmed by Bali. When I first visited the island in the early 90’s it had already¬†accommodated itself to so many re-imaginings in the minds of so many people … Continue reading

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Travel Moment: Jesus of the Scrunchies

Lord, bless these hair adornments – Flores, Indonesia

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