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The Bajo village

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Lewoleba town has no notable spots of interest in itself, but its setting on the south coastline of Lewoleba Bay is more than spectacular enough.

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Jalan Trans Lembata bisects the town just to the south of the lapping waters of the same-named bay. Between the road and the water is a small Bajo village made of terrestrial and stilted houses facing out to the ocean. The friendly village is dominated by a large pale green mosque and if you walk down past the front of the mosque you'll see a pathway which leads clear to the waterfront. There are also plenty of back lanes and paths to explore.

Cute kids in the village. Photo taken in or around The Bajo village, Lembata, Indonesia by Stuart McDonald.

Cute kids in the village. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Expect near continual “Hello mistahhhhhs!” from both the kids and the adults as you wander through. Don’t be surprised to be invited to sit down for a coffee or a glass of something ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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