They have a secret that we all need to get in on. They were absolutely lovely to us. I know they have their own challenges, but hats off to this beautiful island for the ways of their people!
My husband took this picture and I think it's my favorite "street scene" photo from the whole trip.
I bought a beautiful batik tablecloth for my sister from this lovely lady. She smiled when she made the sale. :) Notice the rice paddies (and tourists) in the background.
An action shot.
She actually looks kinda angry. Maybe she didn't want me to take her picture.
Most of them were happy when I did though. Case in point:
The women gather to prepare offerings for the celebration.
You can't see it here but this woman is holding a huge offering, in a skirt no less.
How she didn't fall off that scooter I'll never know.
These last two are of a sacred area on the beach itself. I admired that way of making an offering, and so different than a typical man made structure, so I thought it was worth the two shots.
I'm curious to hear your impressions so please leave a comment!