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... local villages and see all the different ways of burying the dead - including hanging coffins from cliffs, making holes in the cliffs and putting coffins in caves. The higher up the class system you are, the higher up the cliff you can be buried, and if 24 or more buffaloes are sacrificed at your funeral, you can also have a wooden statue made of you that is then put up the cliff as well.
After seeing many villages, ...
... 30 am, and it was supposed to be a 13 hour journey, but if we didn't get on it we would be stuck in Rantepao for another couple of days as all the busses were getting booked up due to high season. I decided to try do the journey and Ed went and bought some industrial strength plastic bags for emergencies. Five minutes before the bus was due I also got really bad diarrhoea but I stuffed myself full of immodium and hoped for the best.
The bus was pretty bad. The seats were tiny and ...
... over after all! Once the mosque finished, so did the church, but not until everyone in the surrounding area had been rudely awoken! The poor lady in our guest house had a bit of trouble with a few guests who thought it was her playing loud music and one couple actually checked out … at 4 in the morning! Goodness knows where they thought they were going to go!
Thankfully we had booked a car with Marc and Herlinde, as we find out at breakfast that there ...
... fell off.
We got to the hotel and thought it was time to stop for a drink. The hotel was in fact 3 cottages, slept a maximum of 10 people and was run as a charity by Dutch people. They were there at the time and explained to us their charity. They had bought the land through adopting an Indonesian man and lady, son and daughter, built the 3 very modern cottages with great facilities, memory foam mattress, nice bathrooms dimmer lights on the balcony's which did ...
... driver, legs bent at the most uncomfortable angle and set off for the nearly 3 hour hair raising journey. We had read about a quirky place to stay in Rantapao and were dropped off there. Unfortunately it was booked so Roger and I sat there having a beer while Lee and Michele went off looking for a place to stay. They found a nice place and we went by motorised cyclo to our nice accommodation.
Oh ! 3 nights in the same place,,heaven!!
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