Luta Resort Toraja

Dr Ratulangi Street No.26, Rantepao, Sulawesi, 91854, Indonesia | Resort
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Funerals R Us

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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The Torajan people of South Sulawesi are well known for two things- their very unusual homes and their almost obsessive preoccupation with death and the related ritualistic funerals. My philosophy on death has always been quite simple- if you don't think about it, talk about it, or plan for it, then it just won't happen (perhaps a touch unrealistic …

Day trip around Rantepao

A travel blog entry by ironinkent


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Hiking in heaven

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... the morsels in open black plastic bags (flies and all). All parts of the animal get used - a group of small boys were given the buffalo's trotters on a string to play with up and down the street - they were having great fun. Lunch amongst the clouds was stunning and offered a brief rest bite from the rain. Pery the rascal prepared a great lunch which Mandy and I couldn't take part - Joep and K stuffed their faces. More to follow on this brilliant day ...

The buffalo market and hiking in the clouds

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... and doughnuts; all types of hacked meat (butchery is more of an after thought here); Fish - eels, Coy Carp, Cat fish, Jack fish, Barracuda?! Amongst all the food, meat and fish were stalls selling clothes, knives and screw drivers, school books, Karaoke DVD's, pirated film DVD's, Sim cards and mobile phones. The cattle market has it's own square. Hundreds of trucks containing livestock squeeze through the narrow entrance to buy and sell. The main livestock for sale is ...

Funeral day and the slaughter of many many pigs

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... 160; Here we learnt a lot about the ceremony and the family. Our host, the grandson of the deceased was really pleased with the cigarettes and we were really pleased that we had followed Pery's advise to buy them!   Outside the main entrance to the funeral ceremony was where the Buffalo fighting happened. Before these animals get slaughtered they will be made to fight for entertainment.  As dull as buffalo are we couldn't help appreciate that they managed to ...

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