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Watching Children on a Fish farm in West Timor, Indonesia

Dear Luke and Leia,

Well after 33 hours of flying we made it to West Timor, an island at the far east of the country of Indonesia. We are in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT). It was a long flight, but we had no jet lag due to a product called No Jet-Lag. A good name, don't you think? Joseph and his parents still have jet lag even though they got here a week ago. They should have taken it too.

Today we visited a fish camp with their family and caught our lunch. The Indonesians built a fire and roasted our fish and then we sat on logs in the shade and ate it. This place was beautiful and full of ponds for fishing.
Fish farm ponds, East Nusa TenggaraI took another picture of some children there that's become one of my favorites. They were a little older than you guys, but they were very playful with us. I think we were a curiosity, as they had never seen people with light skin before and didn’t know quite what to think. When we would walk along the path, they would follow behind, laughing. Every time I turned around with my camera though, they would giggle and run from me. Just like the silly games you two play.

This went on for quite a while until finally, when we reached the village, they warmed up and decided they wanted to play with Joseph. At long last we were able to get some shots with them in one place.

Playful children in West Timor, an island is the far eastern part of Indonesia

Our friends took us to a place where there was a 16-foot crocodile. It was on the other side of the fence and I wanted to get some photos of it, so I told Nana to stay put while Mr. Richard and I went to get closer. I got about 20 feet away, turned around and Nana was there, too. She said she was there so I wouldn't go too close in order to protect her. So much for listening to me. Not like you guys. I know you always listen. Haha.

We miss you two. You are the best grandkids. Ever.

Love you so much,

Nana and Pap

Dan

Written by Dan

Professional photographer specializing in street, food and travel shots at As We Saw It travel blog. Enjoys catching children at play, showing their innocence in every situation … we all can learn that, to be content with what our Father in heaven has provided. Photography is unique in that it captures light in all forms, and since the Bible says YHVH (God) is light, photography captures Him in many forms.

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2 thoughts on “Watching Children on a Fish farm in West Timor, Indonesia

  1. Awww…what a very sweet postcard note to you grandkids. I’m sure that when they grow up they will proud to think the they have the coolest Nana and Pap ever! And thanks for sharing a glimpse of your interesting experiences and adventures in West Timor. The image of those playful children is truly endearing. I can imagine how delightful it is to have them following around. You guys are brave to get closer to that giant crocodile!
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    1. Thanks, Marisol. #TheWeeklyPostcard is good for us; we’re using it as a way to let them know how much we love and miss them, and that we think of them constantly … or at least, every week. 😉

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