11 April 2015
It was our last day in Rote. Before leaving Baa to catch ferry to get back to Kupang, we went hunting for Rote’s traditional woven cloths. There’s a village whose residents were the woven. We went there, hoping to buy pretty shawls.
The village was quiet when we arrived there around 8 AM but some women have started their day working on the woven cloths.
These grandmas offered us the cloths they made and I bought one from them. The price was around IDR 300K for a piece of cloth, big enough to be used as blanket for one person.
oink….oink……this was the first real life pink pig that I saw in my life.
The shy sales lady:
As we were busy haggling for best price, there’s a lady selling tuak, traditional drink made from Lontar fruit. If fermented long enough, it will turn into liquor but the one that we drank that morning was sweet and didn’t have alcohol in it yet.
After finishing our shipping, we left that village and headed to Baa Port. Btw, this was how one of the volunteer posed as model of Rote fashion ^_^:
Arrived at Kupang, we spent our last dinner at a road that was turned into seafood street at night. Fresh seafood, who can say no to them?
I left Kupang the following morning. It was a sunny day and well……till we meet again Kupang & Rote!