|One of the many dance groups we have seen. They are most often remarkably elegant-looking dancers.|
|Rice being transplanted. There are very few such areas in the eastern part of the area we visited. The family who run the orphanage own 2 hectares (4.4 acres) of this land. It provides most of the food to support almost one hundred people.|
|A visit to a monkey sanctuary in Kupang.|
|This is a 'bemo', the staple public transport of the region. They are very low inside and barely adequate for most Indonesians - who are not large people.|
We shared the cost of a bemo rental for a day with a Dutch couple and had a great time exploring this end of the island. We could have gone on the tour organized for the cruisers, but ours was much more fun and also much cheaper. We visited a ‘traditional village’ well up in the hills – actually very nice up there as it was cool – which is the major tourist attraction. The people in this village look quite different – much darker skin and different facial features. Apparently cannibalism still happened in this area until the 1950s, but today the ‘warriors’ have cell phones and may live in the city and drive up to work on their motorbikes. We bought some handicrafts there that were quite nice.