Lembata

Lewoleba harbor, Lembata

Lewoleba harbor, Lembata
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East of Flores, dry, rocky Lembata surges from the sea. Part of the Lamaholot island chain, Lembata features massive volcanoes, cliffs dropping into the sea, and one of the harshest dry seasons in Indonesia. Until the early 20th century, slave raids drove most of the population into fortified inland villages. Today, farmers still scratch a living from between the stones, and trade foods and crafts at barter-only markets.