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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – PAPUA – BALIEM VALLEY

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – PAPUA – BALIEM VALLEY

Trekking in Baliem valley through rain and sun is an unforgettable thing. You can wonder for days with home-stay in different villages. I choose to explore south east side of valley where Dani and Yali tribes lives. Each tribe has a distinct culture and different language. Houses and people looks similar but there is one sure and interesting way to distinguish between the tribes, from the “Koteka”, or penis gourd, used by the male members. The men of each tribe is cultivating a different style. The Dani use a long, thin Koteka, the Lani use a medium sized, wide cannon-like gourd, and the Yali wear the longest of all.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – PAPUA – WAMENA MARKET

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – PAPUA – WAMENA MARKET

The Wamena Market in Papua is one of  most colorful and exotic markets you can find. Locals from Baliem Valley comes in to Wamena town to sell goods. You can still see people from different tribes, sometimes wearing traditional clothing which means no clothing at all, only the penis guard from which you can distinguish the tribe one belongs.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – SULAWESI -TOGEAN ISLANDS

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – SULAWESI -TOGEAN ISLANDS

Bunch of  small islands in central Sulawesi. Stopped there on the way to Monado thinking to get some rest after Tana Toraja and work on overwhelming amount of pictures I took. So I thought…. Karidiri island I end up on had electricity only from 6PM and it took me 4 days to sort some of them out. Beautiful small island with only 3 resorts which can handle at most 100 people. Calm waters around makes it perfect for snorkeling and diving activities. And that’s what I did during day.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – TANA TORAJA PORTRAITS

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – TANA TORAJA PORTRAITS

While visiting all those weddings and funerals you run across some really interesting characters. So here is faces from Tana Toraja.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – SULAWESI

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – SULAWESI

Indonesia has more than 17 thousand islands, one third is left for nature the rest has some sort of human life going on. Every major Island has something new to offer, different cultures scatters through this huge archipelago. There is no way you can visit it all in your lifetime so what to say about 3month visa you get. None the less I will try to do my best trying to visit some of them without too much rushing. And the first island after Java I visited is Sulawesi, bizarre and beautiful, with an incredible diversity of people, cultures and landscapes. Best to explore it on motorbike just driving around stopping in villages taking a rest in shade of strange shaped roofs of traditional houses and chatting with locals.
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Daily Photo • INDONESIA – JAVA

Daily Photo • INDONESIA – JAVA

With a population of 136 million, it is the world’s most populous island, and one of the most densely populated regions in the world. It is home to 60% of Indonesia’s population. It contains beautiful countryside and filthy cities, tranquil rural scenes and streets congested with traffic. On this trip to Java I visited few cites and enjoyed some of well known tourist attractions. Here is some pictures from Java.
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