This dear old lady was kind enough to let me stay with her family for 4 days while the funeral was going on. The majority of the family were supposed to stay in specially constructed temporary accommodation at the funeral village. There they had there own kitchen and had to cook for themselves for the duration of the ceremonies.
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The Tengger caldera crater has three volcanoes. I have climbed the smallest (Bromo; 2392m) to take this picture. The volcano is belching noxious gasses, and it was difficult to breath.
On the right you can just make out the path. Just below that, a Hindu Temple on the crater base.
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Near Toli Toli, this farmer gave us some co-co nuts for Ramadan. Friends of the family that sponsored me for another month in Indonesia. This man works an 8 hour day in the rice paddies.
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This lady was selling chilies at a busy morning market in Rantepo, Toraja.
I found it difficult to communicate with a lot of people around this area, as Indonesian isnt always spoken. Luckily, her friend could translate Bahasa Indonesia to Torajan and I got the shot.
I did a color and mixed color / B+W version, but I couldnt get the balance with the skin tones correct.
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I was visiting my friend Captain Yusrain, head of the Kalimantan military police, and he was showing me his home town. It was Ramadan, so we stopped to have a break and get in the shade. As all the Muslims are supposedly "Puasa" (Fasting), including the children. It seems bubble gum is a great way to keep your stomach away from the hunger pains.
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