Bog 45. Tifu continued, 4 - 7 August 2019
Sat 17 Aug 2019 23:32
Tifu was a charming village whose inhabitants seemed delighted to see us. We had a full program for 3 days including swimming races for the children, rowing races for the adults, a volley ball match, a tug of war, a cooking competition between the local women and the “eating together” at lunch time of their products. All very good and much enjoyed by us, as well as the usual welcoming ceremony with speeches and dancing.
Children’s relay race, enjoyed by the whole village
Adult male and female manggurebe boat race, where sinking the opposition appeared to be entirely in order
One of the many formal and entertaining dances that were part of the opening ceremony. N.B. The swords were made of wood, which is not always the case on these occasions
Plus more inclusive dancing. The locals insisted on us joining in and derived much entertainment from our efforts.
The children here are just delightful. I have taught them to say “good morning Mrs” instead of “Mr” and they are teaching me how to count in Indonesian. Everyone “Senang”
We also had a full day, 05.00am to about 18.00pm visiting the more remote villages of Fakal, Mngeswaen and Waekatin, but the lack of reliable internet requires another blog.
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