Toraja Prince Hotel

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

It rains here - a lot!

A travel blog entry by richierich33


... culture. Their lives revolve around death and they spend their lives saving enough money to send the dead into the afterlife fittingly as without proper funeral rites etc they believe the soul of the deceased will cause misfortune to the family! This thus involves elaborate and costly funeral ceremonies where the greater the number of pigs and buffaloes that are slaughtered the better. Historically bodies were then ...

The buffalo market and hiking in the clouds

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... can receive dental care we watched our dental specialist don a black plastic bag for 'hygiene' purposes (forget latex gloves) and rub clove oil into an old mans gummy mouth. In a matter of seconds and a little tug the dentist had removed the tooth reasonably painlessly from the old mans mouth. The Dentist had obviously been hard at work today because their was a pile of yellow and brown teeth on his treatment table. The locals appeared to lap it up and the clove oil was ...

The Road to Tentena

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

... I would have paid just about any amount of money to get to a bed and a loo so it's a good thing I wasn't doing the bargaining. At about 10.30pm, 6 hours after the bus first stopped and 14 hours since we'd left Rantepao, a car appeared. We squashed 5 backpackers, the driver, the drivers friend, the drivers friends stereo sound system (?) and 5 huge backpacks into the car for a very uncomfortable, mud caked couple of hours and at 1am we arrived and woke up the manager of a very ...

Warning - Contains graphic imagery.

A travel blog entry by hobo-magic

... we found one there was an angry monkey chained to a post that liked to show customers his teeth. We quickly splashed and dashed.

When it was time to look at the map we realised we'd done two thirds of a loop and it wouldn't be far to return to base. We continued and stopped at some beautiful traditional villages with the elaborately decorated boat-shaped roofs and stacks of buffalo horns nailed to the front of the houses. The local kids stared at us a lot of the time, ...


A travel blog entry by sgaudun

... getting a deeper tan than I thought. In the early afternoon I was glad to returm to my semi-warm room at the Irama and flake out. Tomorrow a long 10 hour bus ride back to Makassar.


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