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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

East Timor 2006

East Timor 2006

Timor-Leste – East Timor 2006 – pictures of an amazing country and an amazing people I entered East Timor on May 4 , 2006. The capitol, Dili, seemed strangely quiet after my 12 hour bus ride from Kupang and the streets were deserted. The situation in the country was tense and there didn’t seem to […]

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Bali

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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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