Farmstay recap in Java

Monday, October 30, 2017



Hi, hello, sorry for being so quiet in here! It's been awhile since the last time I posted, so here's an update. These past three months, I've been working on a project with a social enterprise called I Like Local. On the admin and marketing side, my responsibility includes reaching out to existing host to update their information, finding potential hosts and partners in and around Java, and make the platform become visible to more travellers in Indonesia. But the most exciting part is when I get to visit new host to document their experiences. As for now, I've visited two farm stay near Bogor and Sukabumi region, which surprisingly are located only 2 - 3 hour away from Jakarta by train.

With this opportunity, I've made some new friends with local hosts around Indonesia, met a lot of new wonderful people, slept inside a rice barn, hiked to two different waterfalls, conquered my fear of dogs, learned some basic skills of organic farming, and ate so many amazing organic food cooked by the locals. Both farms run organically and applied the zero waste management system, but has a different type of management which makes it interesting. 

Overall, it's a humbling experience when I realised that I was actually working while visiting these new places that I've never been before and that through my photos I'll help these local people get discovered by travellers from around the world. It's obviously not all rainbows, but the journey is what makes it worth while. I dearly hope more of this kind of work will come my way! These photos are all taken with film and during this assignment I mainly shoot with my main camera. Feel free to see more on this: link



Peyton and Nadine, WOOF volunteers from USA & Germany




 

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