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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

Bareback Horse racing in Oecussi

Bareback Horse racing in Oecussi

Traditional bareback horse races in Oecussi – East Timor. Horse racing is one of the big events in Oecussi. The other is waiting for the rainy season to start. The horsemen camp out near the airport under the trees and start racing in the late afternoon. I was able to go down and meet them […]

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Bali

White Cow

White Cow

Bali cremation ceremony The big white cow was being made for the cremation of a holy man that had died in Ubud at the old age of 104 years. The fourth son, Ketut was in charge of organizing the production and invited me down to take a few photos. They had been working on it […]

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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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