Indonesia – Hoga Island (part 2)

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A monitor lizard casually passing me on the path one morning, it was huge (140 cm)! They were usually basking in the sun, not moving much, but if you got too close or surprised them, they sure knew how to run and hide incredible fast!

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I was so lucky to get to join the cultural group for a trip to a neighboring island a day when I had nothing else planned, were all the following pictures were taken:

 

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This Island did not have fishing as their main income, as most other islands do, but seaweed farming! They would grow seaweed on long ropes floating in the warm waters, collect it, dry it and then ship it off to the bigger islands where they use it in food and medicine.

 

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We also visited a huge cave on another small island where the locals would get rain water/drinking water. It was also home for a bunch of bats, don’t be fooled by the picture, that’s my flash, it was really pitch dark and kinda scary.

 

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Part 3 coming up soon. Need to finish the Indonesia posts now, cause I have so many new photos from the rest of the summer + coming back to Edinburgh that I want to share!

2 Comments on “Indonesia – Hoga Island (part 2)

  1. Great images. My Coworker just got back last week from Indonesia. She has often described the beauty of her homeland but actually seeing your photos puts in perspective.

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