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Philippines

Batad

Batad

Batad rice terraces I have made numerous trips to Batad without a guide but this little rascal intrigued me with his offer of 50 pesos for a tour of his village. His mother, Lillian Lahhin, is one of the regular guides and her sons desire to joining the ranks of the other guides was kind […]

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East Timor

Com Village

Com Village

Comfort Village of Com The seaside village of Com is on the east end of Timor. Com is short for Comfort and it is spelled both ways on signs. It is about a 4 hour drive east of Dili. There isn’t a whole lot going on there but it is a peaceful place to stay […]

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Bali

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot The Hindu temple of Tanah Lot is set on a small island about 45 minutes drive from Kuta. During low tide visitors can walk out there and look at the caves and take pictures but are not allowed in the temple itself. My friend Ketut tells me that the temples in Bali are […]

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Indonesia

Irian Jaya – Papua Barat

Irian Jaya – Papua Barat

Irian Jaya – Papua Barat There is some political tension in Papua Barat because of an independence movement by some of the Papuans. The whole transmigration thing annoys them. The island of Java has a fairly high population so the government transplants Javanese throughout the island network of Indonesia to ease the population pressure at […]

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