Hotel Marante Toraja

Jl. Jurusan Palop, Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia | Hotel
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Bobbi, the buffalo!!! ( Mature content! Be aware!)

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz

44

... exactly that.
I knew more or less what to expect when I found out I will attend one of those the night before. I knew, I will witness the buffalo's being slathered to death.
But did I expect a first raw sit for that particular act? It has never crossed my mind!.
I found myself being a strong person with a heart from metal, but what I have seen just hours ago, denies it all.
The day has just started. 8 o clock on a watch and Morgan, ...

Easter in Toraja

A travel blog entry by thomle

17

... deceased is embalmed and preserved in the family’s house – the families literally sleep next to their dead relatives until the time is right to have the funeral. All of this makes Toraja one of the most fascinating cultures to experience. As you can see from the photos, they live in these weirdly shaped wooden/bamboo houses that look like the boughs of a ship and are adorned with hundreds of buffalo horns, representing the status of the family - the more ...

Raining here again - quelle une surprise!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

30

... the same room I had last time I was here. It wasn't until i got online later that evening i saw that last time i was here i only paid Rp80,000 and so pointed this out to the manager who kindly agreed to let me stay for Rp80,000 again. To 'celebrate' my windfall i splashed out Rp35,000 on a large Bintang beer! When i stayed here back in November the hotel was fairly busy but this time i only encountered five other westerners the two nights i was ...

A road less travelled !

A travel blog entry by richierich33

12

... back down the Mamasa valley and onwards towards Tana Toraja were pretty awesome. It then took about another 1˝hrs to get down to Timbaan which came as a blessed relief as by this time i was fairly knackered and my shoulders were hurting from carrying such a bloody heavy pack. Surprisingly the route from Mamasa to Timbaan (and i assume onwards to Bittuang also) is a stone/rock/gravel/sand road that would be ...

New Years Eve

A travel blog entry by firefrog11

15

... along the road towards the mountains past little villages and children waving hello. The road was narrow and full of pot holes so I had to keep an extra eye on where I was driving, which was hard to do as the landscape was stunning. The road starting winding its way up the mountain. The higher we got the worse the road got until the Tarmac finally gave way to rubble and dirt track. Our map said that there was a way through that could lead us back to Rantepao in a full loop so that ...

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