Komodo Village was a fun little stopover on the way to Komodo National Park. It was a real village that people lived in. Despite the scores of tourists passing through every day, life went on here pretty much as it always has.

We stopped in the middle of the day, while the sun was at its peak. It was blazing hot, and the bright light made photography difficult.

Normally a polarizing filter can be used to compensate for the bright sun. But I’m afraid to use mine, because every time I do, it gets stuck to my lens. Then I have to find an Ace Hardware, where the helpful hardware man lets me borrow their vice. So far I’ve tracked down Ace Hardwares in Montana, Manila, and Bali.

So here are my unfiltered photos of Komodo Village.

Girl and house in Komodo Village.
Girl and house in Komodo Village.
Boys unloading a boat.
Boys unloading a boat.
Green house by the sea.
Green house by the sea.
Carving a Komodo dragon.
Carving a Komodo dragon.
Low tide.
Low tide.
Canoe coming home.
Canoe coming home.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

3 comments

  1. Cool carving……do you know how long it takes him to make one?……..I would guess about 1 a day unless its really hard wood

  2. Hmmm, I’m not sure how long it take to make one. But they are very high quality. The best place to buy one is in the village, directly from the villagers.

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