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A parallel world vision of a village market on the island of Flores

A parallel world vision of a village market on the island of Flores

Traditional markets abound in the many islands of Indonesia, and discovering some if its unique local flavour can be quite an adventure. On one of my trips to the islands, I came across some wonderful markets on the island of Flores such as those found in the village near the volcanic Kelimutu mountain reputed for its three crater lakes. In the early morning hours, village markets offer fresh local vegetables in season such as chayottes, taro and greens.

Vegetables sellers

Vegetables sellers

Locals are seen dressed in their traditional ikat cloth busy arranging and preparing their home grown products either placed in plastic bowls or neatly arranged on wooden stalls …

Village market

Village market

Other urban markets such as in Maumere East of the island can also make an interesting visit while around town …

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