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January 16th 2016
Published: January 16th 2016
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But before you do look at the pretty pictures of Moramo Waterfall, because it was a hell of a trek to get there. Located in Southeast Sulawesi, not far from Kendari it is not easy to reach without your own transport. Like everything else in this part of Sulawesi information is thin on the ground. Eventually, after asking around, I ended up on a shared Kijang which dropped me off at a village with ... Read Full Entry



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Pretty woman
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Cooking pork for the guests
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Skulls at a 400 year old funeral sight
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Coffins and effigies
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And another look at them
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Four hundred year old baby graves
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Buffalo fight
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It drew a big crowd!
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They came for this buffalo, Dorje!
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His opponent runs off as soon as he sees Dorje... Into the crowd, which scatters in a panic
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Dorje being parades through the streets
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Traffic jam after the fight
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Traditional Torajan architecture
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Rice barns
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Tongkonan
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Colourful
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Pasar Bolu in Rantepao, or in other words, the big market. This is the buffalo section... This dude was worth 350 million
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Sellers and buyers
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Torajan cowboy
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Pig market
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More buffaloes for sale



16th January 2016

Sulawesi Shuffle
I know this one well. TT is fascinating but everything is hard work in Sulawesi. Looking at the setting sun wondering where you will be next ;)
17th January 2016

The sun sets in the west
And that is the only hint I will give ;)
17th January 2016

Tanah
Pretty interesting region isn't it. I would have liked to stay a bit longer and do some multi-day hikes and staying in local homestays .... but yeah.... are u back to Holland?
17th January 2016

I am still in Indonesia
But not for long... Where to after? Read my next blog ;)
17th January 2016

Not a vegetarian, but still averted my eyes :(
Death, like misery, seems to love company here... and yes I can personally attest that the weddings are less grisly and gruesome (not specifically in Tana Toraja, but generally in Indonesia). Safe travels.
17th January 2016

I can understand that
It was a once in a life time experience, I don't have to see it again. At least they use the sacrificed buffaloes, nothing gets wasted.
12th February 2016

Your Blog greatness!!!
Great Blog Ralf I can't wait for the next one.
14th February 2016

Thank you your Teagan-ness!
I am glad you liked it. The next one is coming up soooon....

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