Sunday Sunset in Sumba Island
A couple months ago, I had an opportunity to visit Sumba Island (Indonesia), a small island lies to the east of Bali. The Island is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, a group of islands located to the north of Australia. They are part of Indonesia and Timor Leste, with unique, distinctive fauna representing a mix of Asian and Australasian species. Interestingly, the Lesser Sunda Islands also shared similar ecoregion that represents the semi-evergreen dry forests with typical tropical dry climates.
It was sweltering during the day, but in the late afternoon, the temperature was cooling down, although I felt it was still pretty much humid. I took showers three times a day during my stay on the Island. On the second day, we went up to a hilly area called Tanarara Hills, for its sunset view. Tanarara means Red Land, obviously, the soils of the hills are somewhat reddish. I don’t really know the history of the hills, but, for sure the hills owned by a local who is kindly allowing the public to walk around the hills, enjoying the beauty of the sunset.