The people of Nusa Tenggara, East Indonesia
The people of Nusa Tenggara are not the same as the people of Bali, let alone of Java, Sumatra or Sulawesi.
In fact, almost all islands of Indonesia have their own people. I had too many good photos, which I didn't want to keep for private use only. I hope you will like them.
Nusa Tenggara can be divided in west and east.
West Nusa Tenggara:
Lombok: mainly Sasaks with a minority Balinese population
Sumbawa: Sumbawa and Bima's
East Nusa Tenggara
There are 3 main islands: Flores, Sumba, and West Timor (in total 566 island)
The photos on this page are taken at Sumba, Flores and Lombok.
Nusa Tenggara is a very large part of Indonesia. Many different people live here. Despite so large most of the Indonesians live at Java. Many villages in Nusa Tenggara have preserved their own culture.
Some have integrated Christian beliefs with ancient other beliefs (Sumba is a good example). The island Flores is another interesting example. Many photos on this page were made in Flores. It seemed when traveling from one village to another you sometimes come in a complete different country (so to say).
But the best examples of people keeping their culture alive is in the music and weaving techniques. I have to admit, since I traveled here, I have a strong desire to go longer and more intensive.
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Although Lombok is a rather small island, it's certainly possible to go around on bicycle. From west to east it's only 80 km or so, which is possible to do in a day. And yes, it's hot but hey... this is the Tropics!
Flores is a magnificent island. It has a very rich culture, some beautiful nature to explore and it's not spoiled by mass tourism. An ideal island to get a bicycle.
Komodo, Rinca and the Komodo Dragon
The small islands that form together the Komodo National Park are worth a visit. Seeing the Komodo Dragon is for many a highlight but there is more