Toraja Prince Hotel

Bala Salu, Rantepao, Sulawesi, 13000, Indonesia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rantepao

Raining here again - quelle une surprise!

A travel blog entry by richierich33


... demoralised i pushed on another hour or so to Ponding. Interestingly the road from Tabang onwards was tarmacked/paved all the way which i wasn't expecting and so gave me less inclination to trek onwards to Paku and then Bittuang. I thus hitched a lift in the back of a truck from Ponding all the way to Bittuang instead (23km according to LP) which came as a blessed relief as it was pretty much uphill all the way. Had a brief rest in Bittuang ...

It rains here - a lot!

A travel blog entry by richierich33


... the surrounding environment which was tranquil rice paddies and forest covered hills. In the late afternoon i attempted to ride up to Batutumonga on the slopes of Gunung Sesean with panoramic views over Rantepao and the Sa’dan Valley. However it took absolutely ages just to get to Lempo and by this time the weather had taken a turn for the worse so unfortunately i had to beat a hasty retreat back to town in the ...

The buffalo market and hiking in the clouds

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... there was the inescapeable clash of traditional Toraja culture with 2 centuries worth of Dutch colonialism. Alongside the distinctive Toraja style homes was the Protestant Church and Christianity. Our host village was beautiful - we descended down the rice paddies from the clouds and into a valley. The village was raised up from the rice paddies and encircled by a tall enigmatic bamboo forest. Immediately upon entering the village we were surrounded by a swathe of ...

The Road to Tentena

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

... were drinking tea and taking advantage of the situation by charging for their services pushing out cars that got stuck. She got some phone numbers and called round trying to negotiate a reasonable price for a car to take us to Tentena (which we were told was 6 hours away but actually it was only 2 and a half). We agreed to pay 7 each, a bargain considering we didn't really have any negotiating power, what were we going to do, sit in the tea shop until the mud dried out? At that point ...

Warning - Contains graphic imagery.

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

... We were led to one booth and the deceased's granddaughter came over with tea and biscuits and she accepted our gifts of sugar, tea and cigarettes which we'd brought. There was then hours of waiting about. There was more bull fighting at the top of the hill, where small boys would kick the bulls in the nuts so they'd fight. There was no health and safety consideration and a couple of times we had to duck behind wooden shacks while marauding buffalos dashed passed.



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