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TravelPod Member ReviewsPias Poppies Hotel Rantepao
Poppy`s is a small beautiful hotel with a great atmosphere. very silent and a nice garden.
The staff is very friendly and they have a very good restaurant. You have to order one hour before
your dinnertime because they take time for prepare the food.
For me it was a fantastic stay there.
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Wow… where to start. This place is a living documentary, something you would see on TV in a faraway place. The cultural and religious beliefs of this place to us seem pretty crazy. Their lives revolve around death and their days are spent earning enough money to pay for a funeral to send away deceased family members. Torajan's believe that …
... as no matter where you seem to go in Asia, it appears that two dogs were brought to that particular region a long time ago and everyone since has descended from them. In addition there are a lot of froo froo dogs now so there is a huge division between rich and poor. From well fed and pampered to uncut street urchins spreading the love, fighting, scavenging and travelling in packs at night terrorizing humans. We thought we had found a good restaurant as it was really busy but ...
... or bad under any circumstances!!! It is not something I would personally approve off but then It is not from me to decide!
During this whole ritual I wondered what are the kids watching it, think of it. How do they feel. I happened to meet two locals that would call this whole event a waste of time and money..yet they seem not to have a choice when it comes to their own funeral. Makes me think, do people that the ritual is in honor of like the idea of it? ...
... Torajan motifs in the crafts shop, and after some bartering managed to procure one for our wall at home in Makassar.
The rest of the day was spent in much the same way, riding around the beautiful, mountainous countryside layered with paddy fields and visiting these unique villages and graves. Some of my favourite parts of the day were the riding; it was so refreshing to be out in the open air under the beaming sun, which was cooler as we were up in ...
... 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 ...