In Bajawa there is magic around every corner. The area is home to some fascinating traditional villages, scattered around Mount Inerie, a mighty, sacred volcano of some 2.200 m. Ancient priests guard over old, animistic beliefs, symbolized by ngadhu and bhaga, totem pole-like figurines, dedicated to male and female ancestors. Most of these villages are protected by stone, megalith monuments. In between rows of high thatched roofs, decorated with buffalo horns and jawbones, they are often smeared with blood from animal sacrifice. There are hot springs and giant ancestor tombs still used in present day ceremonies. If you are lucky you might witness a caci fight, vigorously fought between two young men clad in sarong, using rattan sticks and wooden shields. It is definitely worth spending a day in this magical area.