TANA TORAJA


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March 5th 2012
Published: March 15th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

Mr Dodo’s ( our internet friend) driver Umar took us from the Makasar Airport. Spent the night at Dodo’s homestay. Dodo arrenged us a good dinner at Lae Lae Sea Food Rest. Umar offered us a trip to Ampana four days by his mini van at an acceptable price.

The next day we took a city tour of Makasar. The same day we headed to Tana Toraja. On arrival we stayed at Wisma Maria Hotel ( 10 US$ incl. Brkfst)

The following day he guided us for the interests of Toraja. We were lucky to visit a funeral ceremony which was from a lower class.

According to Toraja ancestry believes people continue on living after death. They don’t pronounce the word death . They say for the death he/she is sick. And they keep the death body in the house with them for few days or for many years. They accept three classes, lower, middle and upper. For lower class the ceremony takes only one day, for middle class it takes four days and upper class it takes up to seven days. They work whole their life to collect the money for the funerals of their parrents.
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With Dodo Mursalim
Therefore for Torajan man it is hard to get married from abroad, because the ladies refuse to contribute their lifes for funerals.

After spending one day in Toraja we continued to Tentena but the road was slided so our guide arrenged another car to Tentena in few minutes. Actually many people spent their nights on that broken road. Succesfuly we reached Ampana after a nice sleep at Tentena. Now we are on the boat to Togeans.

Love to all.

PC: Today is 15th March no internet on Togeans. We are back from Togeans and publishing this blog.


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Having dinner with Dodo and our driver Umar at Lae Lae Rest.
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Hard work at internet cafe
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Rotterdam Fort
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From Makasar to Toraja

We stopped for grapefruits
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On the way to Troja
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At Troja
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Our hotel ( Wisma Maria) and the car we rented
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Kings' graves
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The Kings' Graves


15th March 2012

Toraja beliefs
Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to hearing more:)
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15th March 2012

Toraja beliefs
Very interesting story. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to hearing more:)
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16th March 2012

Toraja Beliefs
Dear Yeshim, We are glad to hear from you. Thanks for sharing our blog.
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18th March 2012

Tana Troja
Dunyayi kuculttunuz, tebrikler. Sizinle gurur duyuyoruz. Sevgiler
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20th March 2012

Sevgiler,
Sevgili Ulgen & Yilmaz Yalcin, Bizi izlediginizi hissetmet yalnizligimizi gideriyor. Teşekkürler. Gezmekten cok zevk aliyoruz. Yeni yerler gurmek cok heyecan veriyor. Sizleri cok seviyoruz. Ilkbaharda gorusmek umidiyle, Sevgiler, saygilar
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20th March 2012

Sevgiler,
Sevgili Ulgen & Yilmaz Yalcin, Bizi izlediginizi hissetmet yalnizligimizi gideriyor. Teşekkürler. Gezmekten cok zevk aliyoruz. Yeni yerler gurmek cok heyecan veriyor. Sizleri cok seviyoruz. Ilkbaharda gorusmek umidiyle, Sevgiler, saygilar
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