On the second day of the course, we travelled to Batang Ai, specifically to the Nanga Sumpa village. In addition to the 20 students from COFA, we were joined by UNIMAS students.
We travelled on a bus to a pier, where we then took a 1.5 hr boat ride. The boat ride was both exhilarating and totally freaked me out since I can't swim. The views were amazeballs!
We were separated into different accommodations as we arrived at Nanga Sumpa. All the ladies slept at the Village Chief's house, while the men slept in the longhouse. The lecturers slept in the Nanga Sumpa lodge. We slept on mattresses on the floor, with mosquito nets.
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