Village Time

Posted by on August 8, 2011

I did manage, on my most ambitious day of exploring Pulau Nias, to drive a little ways to the interior of the island to poke around.

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Nias has a unique traditional architecture that varies slightly from the top of the island to the bottom.  In one village just outside of Gunung Sitoli, I met a family who was nice enough to invite me in for a look around.

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Later on in the day, just as I was getting tired of bumpy gravel roads and considering turning around, the owner of a drinks stand told me about a hidden waterfall near the village of Alasa.  After bumming a ride and convincing an old guy that lived near the trail to show me the way, I made it up there.  We stayed long enough to take a few pictures, and then immediately turned around and went back to the village.

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Luckily, there were cute little kids at the small shop in the village who were willing to sell me some water and pose for a picture.  Small victories.

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2 Responses to Village Time

  1. Nan

    These are the stories that I like so much. The way you are with people. The way you see the land.

    • slioy

      Honestly, these are most of my favorite memories as well. Its just hard to make it all flow together, sometimes!

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