Indonesia is an incredible archipelago containing thousands of islands, hundreds of volcanoes, tribes, dialects, and cultures. After exploring Java, Bali, and Lombok, I traveled to Flores where I witnessed something truly unexpected. The Manggarai Caci Whip Fights are a celebration of dance and battle during Penti, a festival held after harvest to end the agricultural year. The Caci Fights are an opportunity for young men to prove their rise to manhood and, in the past, have also been a way…