East Timor

Woman Spitting Betelnut Juice, 2011 East Timor, Aileu Province Betelnut chewing is practiced by many millions of people worldwide for its mild intoxicating effects.

July 1, 2011
Aileu, Aileu Province, via Dili and Aileu Provinces, East Timor
Once we got to Aileu province, I took many photographs of an old woman. Later when I reviewed the photos, I was surprised to see one that showed a perfect stream of red fluid shooting from her mouth. During the photo, unbeknownst to me, she had spit out the juice from the betelnut.