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Labuhanbajo, Indonesia

We were woken nice and early by the nuns and then soon made our way to a popular rice Field that has the same form as a spider's web. The reason for this is that the central part is for all of the community, then as the rice Fields spiral around the centre each so many Fields are for different family households from the community. Everybody helps each other and this means that that at any one time each set of Fields is in a different stage of the process and thus often different colours make them clearly visible. An interesting communal way of working! This particular location has the biggest Field of this type in Indonesia and is a good representation of how strong community values and working are in Flores.

Et enfin nous partons pour la derniere ville de notre parcours, Labuan Bajo. En chemin, nous nous arretons voir le champs de riz en forme de toile d'araignee dont la partie centrale est commune aux cultivateurs. Chaque famille a une parcelle, d'ou la difference de niveau de pousse qui donne ces couleurs et ce relief. Ce champs represente les valeurs et la culture sur l'ile de Flores.

By the late afternoon we climbed and cleared our last hill in Flores and arrived in the fishing port of Labuhanbajo. Due to the Komodo National Park and the famous Dragons it is quite a touristic place but unexpectedly an incredibly beautiful place too - not the town itself but the setting! We went to see our boat and captain before settling into our fantastic accommodation with a view that is unparalleled in the town. A bit of relaxation on the decking before Brian and Toufik got involved in some light graffiti [see pics]. If you are not aware of light graffiti it basically involves torches, lights and long exposure on your camera. Then it was bed before the big trip to Komodo and Rinca!

Arrive a destination, nous decouvrons Labuan Bajo qui est une ville portuaire touristique car c'est le point de depart pour visiter les iles abritant les dragons de Komodo. Du port nous voyons au loin les iles du parc naturel, ce qui nous donne un avant gout de ce qui nous attend le lendemain matin. Nous passons voir le capitaine de notre bateau pour s'assurer que tout est pret pour le lendemain matin. Nous passerons 2 jours a bord. Mais avant nous rejoignons notre chambre, qui a une belle vue sur la mer. Une fois le soleil couche (plus de panorama donc plus rien a faire), brian et toufik se sont amuses a faire des photo light graffiti (dans la penombre avec une lampe torche en mode longue exposition).

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permalink written by  Lenameets50 on January 21, 2010 from Labuhanbajo, Indonesia
from the travel blog: Indonesia & Malaysia et al 2010
tagged Indonesia, Flores, DinoLopez, Spiderfield and LightGraffiti

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