Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes, is an island with sprawling arms, of which I only explored a tiny part in the ten days of travel I had left. Makassar is not only a large city, but also the name of an ethnic group renowned throughout island Asia for its boat-building.
|Paotere harbour Makassar
|99 domes mosque Makassar
|Fort Rotterdam Makassar
I wanted to visit the Toraja country, famous for the boat-shaped houses and the unusual death cult.
After a 10 hours coach trip I get to Rantepao in the Toraja country
|The Singki home Family, a guesthouse in the rice fields
|Tongkonan typical houses
|I spent a whole day chasing the tongkonan houses of Rantepao
|These women came to see the sketches after transplanting the rice
|Tao tao in Tampang Allo cave
|Funeral day in a village
|Water buffalo sacrifice
|Village in the rice fields
|Street market in Rantepao