A man takes a break to drink Tuac (strong palm wine) out of a bamboo cup, while hacking up an earlier sacrifice. The pork will be cut up into small pieces, mixed with Jack Fruit, spices, and chillies. It will then be packed into 3ft. bamboo tubes and cooked over a fire for 1-2 hours. They call it Pa'piong. Glad Im a veg!
Sulawesi: "Hey Mister, They're All Gonna Laugh at You" August 30th 2008 *Note* After a severe and prolonged case of writers block, I have decided that it will do no good to try and force myself to write a new entry. What follows is a collection of postcards that I wrote to an imaginary friend of mine, while traveling through Sulawesi. I hope that you can follow along and make sense of the babble. Ill get my act together one of these days.
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Asia » Indonesia » Sulawesi The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more