Hotel Marante Toraja

Jl. Jurusan Palop, Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rantepao

It rains here - a lot!

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... purchasers presumably with the likelihood of being slaughtered as part of a funeral ceremony in the not too distant future! In the afternoon took a kijang to Makale the administrative capital of Tana Toraja, which i found to be a very pleasant and relaxing place to spend a couple of hours in. The following morning i hired a scooter for 70,000INR and spent the day visiting the ‘must see’ sights. First up was ...

Hiking in heaven

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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Hiking in heaven We were hiking in the heavens, literally hiking amongst the clouds. Our secret Toraja village citadel hidden inside a huge bamboo forest rising from the surrounding rice paddies was an idyllic place to wake up. Village life we've come to recognise in our travels is defined by a number things. Noise is definitely a key one of those defining factors. In this instance the kaleidoscope of sound changes. At night you have the dogs. ...

The buffalo market and hiking in the clouds

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... the' main attraction as it was clear that these guys either hadn't seen tourists in a long time or at all. We passed one man who had been living for the past 8 months in a tiny river valley in solitude. His main objective was to cut a family room out of a large boulder using only a small hammer and chisel. His plan was to sell the tomb which would make him a sizeable chunk of money (relatively speaking). Most of the small villages or hamlets we passed through were not ...

Funeral day and the slaughter of many many pigs

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... being lined up for slaughter and then being slaughtered; Animals fighting; and, the wider community running the show in the background. The slaughter of pigs was particularly difficult to watch.  Pigs were hauled in tied to bamboo screaming violently and trying to struggle free. Then, each pig was dragged out infront of it's fellow pigs, stabbed, bled-out, gutted and blow torched. Pigs aren't stupid they must have known what was happening.   The ...

Warning - Contains graphic imagery.

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

... we arrived home with slightly sore bottoms and smiles on our faces.

The next day it was time for the Toraja funeral. Life for the Toraja revolves around death, and their days are spent earning money to send away their dead properly. The deceased actually have two funerals, a small one soon after the death and the second more elaborate one after preparations have been made. These big funerals can be up to a year after the death and can last for a week with hundreds ...

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