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Champion team from Ubud during kite competition in Sanur

 Bali Sanur

First control, before they will start to pull…

Gold and silver in Tana Lake

Golden silver cross on Tana Lake

The priests of a monastery proudly present their treasures.

Waiting for a buffalo sacrifice ceremony. Sulawesi Island

Tana Toraja funeral ceremony 4 Toraja 12 4 Toraja 13 4 Toraja 14

A Toraja village located south of Rantepao.

An early March afternoon. The culmination of  funeral ceremony comes in a few minutes.  All guests gathered around a village’s  square wait for appearance of  first buffalo.

Topeng Tua dance in Ubud.

Purification rites at private house in Ubud.  The mask is called Tua and depicts an old man.

Barman from Greton Hotel in Nairobi.

Alex used to serve me always a beer “baridi sana” during my long visits in Nairobi.

Sasak mask dance. Lombok island

It was an unforgettable night.

The sumptuous preparations for a wedding were taken at the village of Sade located in southern part of Lombok. A day before the main ceremony a group of Sasak singers, musicians and dancers played a long show and concert on a makeshift stage in the center of the village.

Brick burning in Sumbawa

Sumbawa island located in the chain of Lesser Sunda Islands was famous for its horses and sandalwood during East Indies time.  Today this sparsely populated island is far from trade routes and tourist trails.

Brick burning brings modest income.

Brickmaker doesn’t stop working during afternoon shower.

White Karen women from Mae Sariang.

I spent lovely days in Mae Sariang area. The Karen hilltribe people live in the lush, green hill country located 4 hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai.

The rain season has begun in Thailand. The Karen spend entire days working on the fields. During the day mostly old women sit on a porch their wooden houses. The time of festivals and holidays come in December.

Watching photos in Gerupuk. Lombok Island

Gerupuk is a small village near Kuta on Lombok’s south coast. The place attracts many surfers. Local people are very friendly and acquainted with foreigners. A fisherman watches our last pics during a cigarette break.

People of Kohima. Nagaland

During my first trip to Nagaland I’d met many lovely people. This is a completely random selection from pictures taken there. Please get to know four characters from Kohima town.

Mr. Poudel has become my facebook’s friend 🙂

The parking guy in Denpasar.

Balinese volunteer helps to tame traffic chaos during Art Festival in Denpasar.

A family in Kuala Lumpur.

I met this pround mother with her baby in China Town.

Guard at Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

A police officer guarding the national heritage place. The Royal Palace in Khmer capital was built during the French Protectorate time in the 1860’s.

Leg rowing long boat on Inle Lake.

An afternoon training in a racing boat before October Hpaung Daw U Festival.

A mechanic from Assam.

The mechanic at the front of his small workshop in Guwahati city.

Cigarette break by holy water cave in Tanah Lot. Bali

Pura Tanah Lot is a major pilgrimage temple for Balinese people and tourists. Local men dressed in white guard the entrance to the temple and  collect donations.

Senufo men in Ivory Coast.

Zie Soro – the chief of village and also the head of Poro secret society with young man.

At the front of a temple. Lake Beratan in Bali.

Balinese men after prayers in Ulun Danu Bratan.

Juiceman in Kolkata.

There is a stall with fresh citrus juice in almost every lane in Kolkata. The juice is served in a glass or disposable cup. Yummy !

Father and son during Kuningan celebration time.

Agung with his son Ode during last Kuningan in Ubud.

He asked to get a shot. I said why not.

The photo taken on Jalan Penang in Georgetown.

Angami Naga woman in Nagaland.

A March visit by Angami Naga.

Balinese guide at Goa Gajah. Ubud

The guide explains the power of a stone Ganesha at cave Goa Gajah.