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Living With The Dead

After the funeral Mar­tin, my guide for the next two days, and I star­ted to drive back to Rante­pao, where most trav­el­ler stay. The land­scape is just abso­lutely stun­ning. Little pock­ets of rice fields have been carved out of the forest. On all sides large lime­stone cliffs reach up and every­where you can see farm­ers bring­ing in the second har­vest of the year. Con­tinue read­ing

A Traditional Torajan Funeral


A tra­di­tional Tora­jan funeral is a big event for the local people in Tana Toraja. Rel­at­ives have usu­ally been sav­ing up for a long time to be able to buy water buf­fa­loes and pigs to be sac­ri­ficed dur­ing the funer­als. For this reason the deceased will be given their own room in a house and are con­sidered still alive until the actual funeral. Con­tinue read­ing