The Whale Hunters Of Lamalera


Lamalera, Lama mean­ing feel­ing or blade and Lera mean­ing sun, is situ­ated on the south­ern side of the moun­tain­ous island of Lem­bata, which is part of the Solor Archipelago. It can only be reached by tak­ing a bus, which is a con­ver­ted truck, from Lewoleba. The drive takes about three and a half hours, mainly due to the bad roads, but is nev­er­the­less quite scenic and adven­tur­ous. The roads can be extremely steep and nar­row and there are usu­ally many people sit­ting on the roof of the bus because of the restric­ted space inside. Con­tinue read­ing