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cidomo

In the island of Lombok, there is one version of the horse-drawn cart called the cidomo which is unique for it uses car wheels instead of the usual wooden spoked wheels. Cidomo is a contraction from three words:

CI, for cikar, a traditional handcart

DO, for dokar, a pony cart

MO, for mobil, or sometimes montor, the car

 

The cidomo is an easygoing and charming way to get around just about everywhere in Lombok. Think of bells chiming with the gallops, bright painted patterns competing with yarn bonbons and tassels, and well, some malodorous poop dropping here and there. This is what local color (or smell) should be- raw, earthy and memorable.

 

read more on the cidomo in colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

 

Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

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Taken on August 1, 2008