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Feb 13, 2014 - Larantuka, Flores Island, Indonesia

Flores Island has intrigued me ever since I read in "Lone Survivors," by Chris Stringer, about the hominid discovered there in 2004, popularly named "The Hobbit" because of its small stature and chimp-sized brain. This hominid could have lived as recently as 12,000 years ago, long after the Neanderthals and Denisovas died out 35,000 years ago. Flores Man stood a little over three feet tall, had stone tools, and probably used fire. It's likely he would be descended from a species of homo erectus found in Java, but it remains a mystery how...

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Dec 1, 2009 - The Incredible Ferry Journey

We arrived to the pier and everyone was looking us especially me… We did not feeling really at ease and I just tried to hide it with my big smile still on my face for everyone even to the no smiley people. We arrived in a big waiting room which was full of Indonesian people, and huge goods bags. Jon was worried and told me that we must had took the cab class. We thought it will be a really long journey. People never stop to look at me, but personally I didn’t feel unsafe, just maybe a bit for our bags and stuff more than everything else....

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