Rantepao Lodge

Jln Paorura, Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia | Lodge
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Day trip around Rantepao

A travel blog entry by ironinkent


Visit to local six day market
Cave graves Cliff graves – tau tau


Not Indiana Jones but more dead people...

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... and we learnt that lots of them had been stolen over the years - bad karma is not understood here. Anyhoo we were all still recovering (with the exception of Kirst) from various stomach conditions from the previous days activities. Rest for us and a night bus back to Makassar for Mandy and Joep. Ampana and the Togean Islands ...

Hiking in heaven

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... at least to see something unusual pass through). Nearly every village has its traditional Toraja wooden buildings (with the buffalo horns), a modern concrete dwelling and always a Protestant church - traditional animist beliefs and Christianity live side-by-side! Funeral ceremonies in Tana Toraja are a big deal as we witnessed on our first day in Rantepao. We came across another funeral ceremony being played-out in a small village on our ascent ...

Funeral day and the slaughter of many many pigs

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... family to the funeral ceremony.  Each individual family of the host family entered the funeral arena complex in single file separately.  All very smartly dressed in black the women wearing straw conicle hats as a sign of mourning and respect, and the men wearing their tribal Sarong or tunic wrapped around them.  They were led in by 3 'funeral shepherds' screaming and dancing in performance to tribal ritual.  They  were led to the host family and then ...

Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by dpcw


... a pig which literally had it's head hacked off with a knife that must of been blunt or the man wasn't very good at his job, slit the bulls throat once & just left it to bleed to death which was pretty gruesome but quick. Unfortunately not so quick for the pig who was still squealing when they carried it off with his head hanging & twitching, disgusting and inhumane. Then went to the baby graves which are in a tree trunk in the woods then inside a typical ...

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