Exploring

I’ve had a really cool time recently exploring more of life here; there’s always more to see!  Last weekend I went with some friends to a nearby island to have lunch with some locals they knew.  It was so interesting seeing a coastal kampung (village/settlement), not having spent much time in one before myself. There was no electricity or clean water, so you can imagine that life can be hard there.  It was beautiful and sad all at once.

I also went for a drive around part of Lake Sentani with a friend yesterday, just enjoying the views and the lake culture.  People are so friendly there, always waving and smiling.

I’ve also enjoyed spending time hiking around parts of Lake Sentani with friends, often watching the sunset.  It’s absolutely stunning.

The rest of this post is just going to be photos, showing you what life here looks like.

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Part of the coast of Jayapura (Papua’s capital)
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Arriving at the island
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Having lunch.  That goopy stuff you can see is papeda.  I don’t like it much…  That’s my knee you can see on the left!

 

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Local housing
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A kampung in Jayapura
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Local street in Sentani that I drive past on my way to get petrol, some friends of mine live down there
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Part of the markets where I get most of my fresh produce
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Some more outdoor markets I often pass on my way to the lake
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Local police
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Batik shopping.  They have such beautiful material!
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Long exposure.  Sentani by night
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Hanging out at Lake Sentani with some friends
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Lake Sentani
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Hiking around Lake Sentani
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More Lake Sentani
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Hanging out at Lake Sentani

I hope this helps you picture some of my life here in Indonesia 🙂

 

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