Travelog: Goin home

Time passing so fast during travelling and cant believe it been months ago I start the journey. I spend half of the year on the road and I enjoy it. The excitement of seeing new places, culture and people that I see of they are so amazing. I’m gratefull that I have a chance to enjoy this luxury of travel for longer time than usual. But some friends and family start getting worry because  stay away too long and once I’ve dropped down my mobile so they cant reach me and they report me missing in the middle of Nias ahahahaha another amazing way to end the journey as I end up being search by the police officer to my homestay  due to the report. At the same time, it shown that your friends show that they really care for you. They watchin over you from a distance J thank youuuu….

Teluk Dalam, Nias
The neighbour pets that has become my walking companion, Sorake beach, Nias
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Travelog: Ya’ahowu Festival at South Nias

I love to stay near the Sorake beach so much so I keep extending my stay day by day and I was informed that there will be a cultural festival in this south part of Nias, Teluk Dalam exactly, coverin parade from different area of their in their traditional costume and art performance in Bawomataluo village. Ohhh I’m so excited to watch another war dance and its singing along with Hombo Batu where they take turn to jumpin out the stone.

war dance costumes parade at the port at Teluk Dalam, Nias
A man in a unique war dance costume made from dried pumpkin, Bawomataluo village, Nias
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Travelog: Stone Jumping at Bawamataluo Village

The stone jumping is one of the famous traditional culture from Nias known as Hombo Batu in Nias language where the man will jump over a 1.2 meter rock stone. It was the culture they have when in the previous time they use that to jump over the enemy gate using their costume to disguise while doing so.

The real stone using in Hombo Batu at Bawamataluo village, Nias

I have a chance to watch the culture festival in the village where children have the jumping competition, start with the low height and getting higher and higher.

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Travelog: Catching the waves at Sorake

Watching the surfers from the corner of the beach

Sorake beach famous for the corner to surf for all the surfer, every day from morning till afternoon actually surfer will gathered on the corner spot to catch some waves all day. They have the walking path along the reef nearby the corner so you can watch them closely enuf and feel the excitement too.

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Travelog: Nias

I took an hour flight to Nias and arrive at the small airport on the edge of the island at Gunung Sitoli. Its not much of the city as it is a small place with few shops along the street. When you arrive you’ll be like and idol stars welcome by renting car drivers who try to take a passanger. Its not a formal taxi and you have to negotiate to get the right price till your destination. But once again you have no clue what is the right price for the distance you try to reach. Based on the information I receive from the fellow traveller, from the airport till to Teluk Dalam the place I’m planning to go is round about 300K IDR which is a lot. But seing the surrounding I understand why they put higher price, the distance wuite long and there is not much option for public transportation.

Sunset at Sorake beach, Nias
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