Borobudur Temple Early morning view of the "Stupa" located at the top of Borobudur Temple, Indonesia.

Worker at Tofu Village, Indonesia A worker giving pose in one of the tofu factories in Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Worker at Tofu Village, Indonesia A worker giving pose in one of the tofu factories in Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Worker at Tofu Village, Indonesia A worker giving pose in one of the tofu factories in Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Potter A potter giving pose in a pottery village near Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Potter A potter giving pose in a pottery village near Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Tofu Factory An usual scene from one of the tofu factories, in Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Tofu Factory An usual scene from one of the tofu factories, in Tanjung Sari, Indonesia.

Potter A lady is seen as she makes pottery items in her small workshop at her home. Near Tanjung Sari, Indonesia

Prambanan Temple The historic Prambanan Temple - one of the biggest Hindu temples in Indonesia...

Mount Bromo Mount Bromo, is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known.

Mount Bromo Mount Bromo, is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known.

Milky Way Milky Way as seen rising over the Mount Bromo on a chilli, windy night.

Sulfer miner @Ijen Crater One of the sulfur miners carrying buckets full of sulfer from the volcanic crater. They carry more than 100kgs of sulfer on their back and trek for almost 5 km on steep mountain trails. They can make only 2 such trips per day, and get paid only 100,000 Rp (7.25 USD) for the day. They work without any protection constantly inhaling sulfer-dioxide fumes from the crater.

Sulfer miner @Ijen Crater One of the sulfur miners carrying buckets full of sulfer from the volcanic crater. They carry more than 100kgs of sulfer on their back and trek for almost 5 km on steep mountain trails. They can make only 2 such trips per day, and get paid only 100,000 Rp (7.25 USD) for the day. They work without any protection constantly inhaling sulfer-dioxide fumes from the crater.

Ratenggaro Ratenggaro is one of the famous traditional villages and tourist attractions in South-West Sumba. As per our local guide, the word Ratenggaro came from the word “Rate” which means grave in the ground and “Garo” which refers to the Garo people from Guara clan. It is said that these Garo people moved to this place and had a battle with the local inhabitants. But they were killed and later buried in that place. So the village is named “Ratenggaro”. People in Ratenggaro village still preserve the tradition of their ancestors and follow the Marapu traditions. A villager is seen as he plays his musical instument in front of the village huts.

Portrait Portrait of a lady from the Waitabar village in Central Sumba, Indonesia. Located on a hill, Tarung and Waitabar are the main villages in Waikabubak area. Both the villages were raized during a massive fire catastrophe last year. The fire was caused due to the curse of Marapu (the ancestral) spirits, as believed by the villagers.

Borobudur Temple Early morning view of the "Stupa" located at the top of Borobudur Temple, Indonesia.

Bawana beach Bawana beach - one of the unspoiled beaches in Western Sumba in spite of a decent number of tourists and travelers flocking in daily.

Music Ratenggaro is one of the famous traditional villages and tourist attractions in South-West Sumba. As per our local guide, the word Ratenggaro came from the word “Rate” which means grave in the ground and “Garo” which refers to the Garo people from Guara clan. It is said that these Garo people moved to this place and had a battle with the local inhabitants. But they were killed and later buried in that place. So the village is named “Ratenggaro”. People in Ratenggaro village still preserve the tradition of their ancestors and follow the Marapu traditions. A kid is seen as he plays a musical instrument in front of the village huts.

My Pet Some traditional villages in Sumba are welcoming than others and Wee Leo was was more than welcoming for us. As we reached the village, the Rato (the Head of the village) welcomed us with betel nuts which is the traditional way of welcoming people in the villages across Sumba. As we were leaving the village, we saw this local village boy was playing with his pet chicken.

Intense Stare While traveling through the roads of South-West Sumba, we came across a small village where we found this your girl playing with other kids.

Look through Located on a hill, Tarung and Waitabar are the main villages in Waikabubak area in Sumba, Indonesia. Both the villages were razed during a massive fire catastrophe last year. The fire was caused due to the curse of Marapu (the ancestral) spirits, as believed by the villagers. An Sumbanese lady is seen as she looks through a small piece of mirror as she prepares herself after the morning bath.

Landscape Hide and seek play between sun and clouds. And we got blessed with some amazing landscapes. On the way from Lake Toba to Berastagi during our recent trip to Indonesia.

Fun time Kids busy in playing and jumping in the river water. Fishing village near Pero Beach, Sumba, Indonesia.

Lake Toba Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Lake Toba is a large natural lake occupying the caldera of a supervolcano. The lake is about 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres deep. The Samosir Island situated inside the lake is bigger than Singapore. Lake Toba is the site of a massive supervolcanic eruption estimated around 74000 years ago. It is the largest-known explosive eruption on Earth in the last 25 million years. According to the Toba catastrophe theory, it had global consequences for human populations; it killed most humans living at that time and is believed to have created a population bottleneck in central east Africa and India, which affects the genetic make-up of the human worldwide population to the present.

Tanjung Sari village A potter showing a show piece made of clay resembling the stupas of Borobudur Temple. Tanjung Sari village, Indonesia.

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