Colourful lakes and a secret box!

Trip Start Aug 31, 2008
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Trip End Dec 24, 2009


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Flag of Indonesia  , East Nusa Tenggara,
Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kelimutu is one of the best experience I've had so far, worth every single drop of sweat to get here!!
The place is magical, with lakes that change colour every few years. When we were there the lakes where black, turquoise and green. But I've seen photos with the lakes in dark blue, white, brown, red or other shades of colours!!

The locals believe that when you die your soul will rest into the lakes.
Tiwa Ata Mbupu the solo lake on the west side of the summit, is believed to be where elders and wise people go.
Tiwu nua muri fai is the lake where young people go when they die.
Iwa ata polo is the cursed home of evil spirits.
I wonder where my soul will go when I die and what colour will the lake be then!? o_O it doesn't really matter I couldn't wish for a more beautiful place to be when leaving this world!!

 

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