Hotel Makassar Golden
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... He gave us a few interesting facts. They eat everything: dogs, cats, rats, bats, as well as cows and pigs. They keep their dead in a casket in their homes, sometimes for up to 5 years, until they can afford to buy the water buffalo that is needed for the funeral ceremony. And they do not bury people in the ground because they believe that the earth is living and you should not put dead things in it. Matthews encouraged us to come back and learn more about them and ...
... do a trip to a small village to see the traditional funeral rituals, where Toraja is famous for. We had some trouble with the price we agreed on (they called it misunderstanding, we called it misleading), so we decided to leave without a guide. The traditional funeral takes 5 days during which pigs and waterbuffalos have to be sacrificed. Without this ritual, they believe that the spirit is still with them and cannot rest. In some cases the family doesn't have enough money ...
Back to makassar airport for our flight to Baubau and it's comically small airport. From there we drove into the centre of the city for our 'last supper' and Indonesian Pimp-My-Ride taxi drive to the port. Here we boarded the Hoga slave ship where 60 of us were to spend the night chained to the side of the ship while we made the journey across the treacherous Banda Sea after sun ...
... in our ears, the karsts began to loom over us and the vegetation sprawled out across the river, giving me the feeling that we were entering Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World. The river took us through small caves and under simple but effective bamboo bridges, used by the locals to get from one segmented area of land to another. As the boat pulled up to the little wooden dock, we were met with a spectacular sight; a beautiful, enclosed valley surrounded by towering ...
... sauce is a little heavy, a little bland, it really could have used more chili.
But, I'm glad I tried it and now I know it's an option, so I won't starve to death while I'm here :)
I was walking back to my hotel, and the Polisi (police) called me over in to the Fort to chat.
They asked me everything they know in English, then wanted to take some photos- we did group shots, then I posed with each of them separately.
I'm truly blown away by ...