Sunday, on the beach of Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday at Gapang Beach

  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - March 2010

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Surprise, last Sunday, returning from diving ... There is a crowd on the beach of Gapang, usually almost deserted.

"Hello, you, photo, OK? "

The people of Sabang, the village on the island of Weh, came for a picnic with family or friends.

Sunday, on the beach of Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Here, on this small island on the western tip of Sumatra, in Banda Aceh, the exotic is me. What is worth me to be politely solicited: "Hello, you, photo, OK? "

Understand : "Hello ma'am, can I take a picture of you please? " In general, I accept gladly.

The ladies tell me that I am "Beautiful" (I love 😀 ), the gentlemen pose proudly next to me. It's hilarious. Everybody wants my paper clip in their cell phone...

To be honest, I'm not surprised. In Perhentian, in Bali, in Sulawesi, I often agreed to have my portrait taken as well. In Rantepao, I remember having chained, in the street, a dozen express sessions, for a whole group of schoolgirls ... The fault cell phones with photo sensor, now spread everywhere.

So I play my role of exotic tourist and beautiful people with the big smile that goes well.

It amuses me and then it suits me. I can ask the people who approached me to ask for my goal. In general, they are delighted. I find myself with pretty pictures of groups ...

: lol:

Sunday, on the beach of Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday, on the beach of Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

It's crazy, anyway, this immoderate taste for photos in Asia. It's a social thing, something that gets done, during the moments of relaxation ... Real paparazzi of the Sunday!

Family atmosphere

In short, nice atmosphere, late afternoon, at the edge of the water. Kids play and wade, regardless of the divers Lumba Lumba who, block on the back, head for the boat to moor for a new exit.

The women, often veiled, wisely contemplate the horizon, sitting in the sand, the men smoke their Gudang Garam with the perfume of clove in the shade of the trees.

Some Singaporean or Malaysian tourists are dipping in their beautiful neon orange life jackets.

Sunday, on the beach of Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday, on the beach of Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday at Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday at Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday at Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday at Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

Sunday at Gapang Beach. Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia. March 2010.

And I, satisfied with my Sunday ride on the beach, I go back sipping a mango juice in the bouiboui attached to the dive center.

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  Indonesia: Pulau Weh [Sumatra] - March 2010

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  1. On y est et on a envie d’y être! On veut participer à cet échange de photos. On veut passer un dimanche à Gapang Beach et siroter un jus de mangue. 😀 Encore !
    En Asie centrale, en l’occurrence en Ouzbékistan, j’avais aussi beaucoup aimé poser avec un chapeau tout poilu sur la tête, qu’une famille m’avait gentiment mis sur le crâne pour faire une photo tous ensemble ! 😛

  2. Every day that passes I hate you, and I envy you a little more ... * sigh

    Mais merci quand même pour ces petites doses de rêve et d’espoir ! 🙂

  3. @Married: J’aimerais bien voir cette photo au chapeau poilu… 😆 Allez, dimanche prochain, pour mon dernier jour ici, je bois un jus de mangue à ta santé!!!

    @Cathy: Thank you !!!!
    😀

    @Guilhem: I know, I know ... Come on, you'll go back !!!
    🙄

  4. Ah! the beach, the mango juice. and to make his star, it seems to me to be the ideal Sunday.
    I bought mangoes last week that I slowly allowed to ripen but they never taste like mango ripened in the sun. then drink a shot of mango juice to my health too!

  5. @RolK: Yesss !!! Compte sur moi… 😉
    @Laurence: Moi aussi, j’adore cette photo. Ils sont trop craquants, ces mômes… De nouvelles photos, mais sous-marines, arrivent très bientôt… 🙄

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