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Tuk-Tuk, Indonesia


This little fella was run­ning around my bed here in Tuk-Tuk at Lake Toba. Although he was only around 2 cm long he wasn’t afraid and even let me pick him up. After that I couldn’t get rid of him any­more and he explored my back for the next half hour. Con­tinue read­ing

Togean Islands — Pure Relaxation

I’m back from the Togeans, just in case some­body wondered where I’ve been hid­ing this last month. 30 days without inter­net, without cars or motor­bikes, without mobile recep­tion, without lux­ury but with heaps of rus­tic charm and some of the nicest loc­als I have ever met. Con­tinue read­ing

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

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