Thursday, November 12, 2009

Backpacking Brother (Image 2)

These triangular shaped houses (near Lake Toba) are unique to the Batik people of Sumatra (Sumatera) which is an island in Indonesia. The Batik people are a minority religion with a mix of Catholic, Christian and Animist beliefs from mostly Dutch influences.
(more complicated than this, but the more you learn, the less you understand...)
Note: red rocket parked pride of place in foreground


Laurann Dohner said...

Way cool. It must be great to do something like that. I bet he's seen a lot of great things.

Mel Teshco said...

Hi Laurann!
Wouldn't it what! He certainly has seen lots of things, and been to places most Westerners wouldn't dare go =)

Eleni Konstantine said...

Very unique houses indeed!! LOL re the red rocket - have to have proof he was there :))

Mel Teshco said...

Hard to believe people live in them, isn't it! And yes, he has his 'red rocket' in most of the photos =)

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