A trip report to Alor
North of Lombok deserves to be explored : waterfalls, ricefields and nice villages.
Besides the huge constructions of the Mandalika projects, it is still rather easy to get a virgin and almost empty beach for yourself in Lombok
A small island lost in the sea between Sumba and Rote. Quite interesting local culture as well as surprising scenery.
Start here before reading all the articles about Sumba
The homeground of the pasola tradition, Kodi is another very interesting region of Sumba to explore. I was lucky to attend an impressive stone pulling ceremony. A few tons moved only by human labour…
Part 3 : birth, mariage and funerals in Sumba. Plus some elements about feasts and the bitter month period.
Part 2 : the doctrine, some myths about the creation of the world, the role of rato, the classification of spirits and the state of marapu today
Part 1 : an introduction to Sumba. History and main features of their culture.
Great scenery, traditional villages and beaches in South Sumba