[INDONESIA TRAVEL SERIES] Jalan2Men 2013 – Labuan Bajo – Episode 10

~ hadimas89 ~ Jalan Jalan Men.

Men, as a citizen of Jakarta, I neverexactly know about archipelago.

I only know about Pulau Seribu.

But, when I flew crossing Nusa TenggaraBarat to Nusa Tenggara Timur.

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I just looked by my eyes.

The islands from a little one.

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a large one, and larger.

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until the largest.

Widely extendedon the Bali and Flores seas.

All of these islands are beingto remember us.

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about our country ocean, wherethe islands are banded by the waters.

This is Indonesia, Men.

Today, I gonna go to a portnamed Labuan Bajo.

The port in the endof east Flores island.

Flores, Men.

I never got here.

I'm wondering, how are the people? But, the essential question is.

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What is Bajo? Lot of = (Banyak)Dancing = (Joget) Jalan Jalan Men! He is Mr.

Gabriel, known asMr.

Messenger of a Good News.

He will be our guideto wear of Songket today.

Welcome to Labuan Bajo.

Yes, we're coming, and blessed in Labuan Bajo.

Just feels it like at home.

We arriving in first stop.

Men, I wanna show yousomething special.

There is a hill.

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It heavy to climb, yes it is.

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because we are onHill of Love.

The most of something specialhere is.

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you can lookingto all of Labuan Bajo here.

In front of us, that is Labuan Bajo island.

That long way to a lot ofships side is Bajo island.

So, Labuan Bajo is the place wherefisherman meet with the highlander.

It's a beautiful dusk here, so quiet.

And it's rest time.

I decided to go to the mostcoolest hotel here.

It's only ten minutes from the dockor airport to find Nuansa Hotel.

As a super trully traveler fromIndonesia.

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it's very awesome.

The flag is very huge, Men.

Maybe it used to rememberthe foreign tourists, it is Indonesia.

In other side, the hotel islike the mansions in Puncak.

But, here lengthen to the beach.

Wow, that's a fisherman's boat.

When come out from the hotel, there are fisherman's boats.

When a child I never want tobe a fisherman.

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but I proud of my ancestoras a sailorman.

Now, it's time to sitting facethe sea by listen a music.

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and enjoy the sunset.

And it's time for barbeque, Men.

We better to enjoy the fresh fishwhen we have trip on the beach.

Men, it's very delicious andI gonna see its source tomorrow.

Jalan Jalan Men! This is the fish marketof Labuan Bajo.

The market for fresh fishesharvest from the sea.

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and we eat it.

They're coming from the sea.

Actually, the market isn't onlyselling fishes but also .

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the meeting spot for fishermanand highlander to trading together.

Jalan Jalan Men! They said, there's people wholiving on the mountain.

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they're called Manggarai.

Let's we find out.

Before I looking forthe highlander.

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I want to know the kind oftravel spot around here.

Mirror Stones.

Let's mirroring there.

I wanna see how pretty I am.

There's the cave thathave a hole on top.

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so sun bright coming into it, andmade a reflection to all of cave.

Sorry, Bro.

Men, the cave is very awesomebecause it was under the sea.

So, before the huge roots beinghere about million years ago.

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Uhm, what was I talked about?Oya, because of it.

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you'll see fossil of undersea'sbiota in the cave wall.

That fossil is like a shit.

– Can you? You're too short.

– Yes! Just looking there.

Even I'm in the cave, my SIMpati signal is still excellent.

So I can send a pictureto my friends.

There's a underground cave, where we can find Mirror Stones.

How the mirror's work?Let's find out.

Jalan Jalan Men! It was the underwater caveand we can see much of biota.

Are we find it more? Sea animal.

The cave is like for lazy diver.

If you wanna see undersea cave.

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but don't wanna see the sea, it's such a good place.

Now, we see the Mirror Stone.

So, I can see how pretty I am.

Look, there's the green light.

So, the interaction of sun and watermade the stones shine, Men.

Awesome! Finally, I can see how pretty I am.

The nature is reflectionof my good looking.

Now, we continueto looking highlander.

Men, Mr.

Gabriel said fisherman andhighlander had different character.

But, it's something to unite them.

The fishermen looks downbecause of fish is underwater.

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and the farmers are looks upbecause of fruits and trees are grows up.

So, we hope tofacing forward together.

And now we go straight ahead! Now, we look to farm that shapelike spider web.

– Is that true?- Absolutely.

So, it is not only a myth.

Lets go up.

It's like, Spiderman was a farmeror it is a crop circle.

That is spider web farm.

They said, the leader stood on thecenter and devide land fairly.

It might be Spidermanas the leader.

Spiderman was a leader of Floresand devide the land.

Jalan Jalan Men! Mr.

Gabriel want to show us theunity of fisherman and highlander.

It come to usas a traditional food.

This is a picnic food, fish fromthe sea and rice from the mountain.

Philosophy of food.

It's mean about if their uniteit will useful to our body.

It's healthy rice, red rice.

– They're very kind.

– Philosophy of food.

We just looked to undersea living, now we looking to mountain living.

Let's go to the mountain.

Their united isvery important thing, Men.

Their religion is Catholic mainly here.

We can much find church.

But, Mr.

Gabriel said tradition aremore used than religion.

For example, there's an eldestIslamic brother.

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but the younger one isCatholic.

Both of family and religionaffairs, they're helping each other.

It because of their toleranceare dominant.

Now, we going to Cecer village, West Manggarai.

The village that can lookto all of mountain and sea.

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and of course there issimPATI tower.

Going to Cecer Village, therealso show a traditional dance.

Dancing, Men.

Bajo, much dancing.

Jalan Jalan Men! Now, we'll welcoming.

– We are the king today.

– King today! We had waiting in the gateand received as their child, Men.

By it we receiving you, our childfrom the shoreline.

Modesty, we invite all of youto our house.

That's all, we receive liketheir own child.

It's because, all of visitorwill be considered like their family.

They believe we are their own childwho coming home from shoreline.

Awesome.

Welcoming ceremony is continuedby drinking Tuak together.

It's to release our thirsty, Men.

Cheers.

This is like refining winefrom palm.

– Thank you very much.

– It's so touching.

Show is just begun! Now, we're watching Caci dance, the most masculine dance.

Caci Dance, only in Manggarai.

Please hit him powerful once.

The dancing is full of philosophyabout highlander living.

You can find out from the costume.

Starting from Toda, the circle shield connote mother.

Mother will defend uson many problems.

The whip, or Koretconnote father.

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because there aremany attempts and struggle.

So, when they're unite thereno more attempts and problems.

The shape circlesare around here.

Toda, Koret, singing manand Caci movement.

It's all of symbol of life circle.

Awesome.

Caci is means one by one, they're taking turns around.

There's an intimidation session.

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and the oppositemust ready to take the hit.

They're hit and dancing, hit and dancing again.

So epic! But, the dance will be heavyconsequences.

He got a hit, Men.

Men, you just saw an unusual moment.

They said before this ceremony.

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they have to take meditationlate night for luck.

And of course we have tobelieving in.

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– But, we have to believe to.

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– To God.

I wanna wearing Caci costume.

I'm the fatest in other guys here.

This is one pack, that is six pack.

Caci Caci Men.

– What the meaning of Caci?- Caci is ancient languange.

So, that is special word, Men.

Actually, Caci is unique word, it coming from a dream.

– Heaven word?- Word of spirit.

Word spirit! I'm very cool, yeah?Very feel it, Men.

Men, I really like their family, not as a tourist but true family.

It's very unforgetable moment, Men.

Here the expert.

I'm nobody here, even Caci dancerbut they believe.

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even I couldn't hurt anybody, because here my home.

Awesome.

The other of mother and father.

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Toda and Koret have moredeeply meaning.

It means, after this life hasn'tdeath but a new life.

Don't be greedy and individualist, because you have to.

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prepare your next life.

All of us will yearn the eternity lives.

That is Caci.

I'm so grateful to be here.

Thank you so much.

I feel home here, welcominglike they're love me so much.

I feel so much love and compassion, so awesome.

Keep me love! How we said Jalan Jalan Menby local language here? Lago Lago Laka.

Five! Far away place from home.

Welcoming by people who I don't know.

They invite me and saidI am their family.

– Who would be an astronaut?- Oh, he does! He is Makumas, he said thathe would be drunkard.

When the first time I go to Flores, I guess there's would be horrible.

But, I was wrong, Men.

When I stepping here.

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and I know, here is the placethat give us thousand smiles.

They have a high toleranceand helping each other.

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the fisherman and the highlanderthey unite to bright future together.

They don't needa material peaceful.

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they already peacefulin their heart and mind.

Thank you.

This is never ending good bye, Menbecause it's feel like leaving home.

How can I leaving them? Thank you!.

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