Visiting Sulawesi? Be sure to connect with our friend Dodo Mursalim

January 30, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Inspiration, Travelogue

We spent a couple of weeks researching Sulawesi and found very little information for independent travel on the island. Then, I lucked into Dodo Mursalim’s contact details on a TripAdvisor […]

What My Mama Taught Me

January 29, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia

We’ve had a tough few weeks. We’ve really enjoyed the outlying areas of Sulawesi, Tana Toraja and Bira. The road trip was just our speed. We enjoy being captains of […]

Guide Recommendation: Tana Toraja

January 28, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Inspiration

If you visit Rantepao, in the highlands of South Sulawesi, in Tana Toraja, you will want to hire a local guide for at least a day or two.  There are […]

Bara Beach Bungalows: Hotel Review

January 28, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

Bara Beach Bungalows is located solidly outside the tourist district in Bira, South Sulawesi. In fact, without Stefan coming into town on his motorbike to guide us out, we’d have […]

Snorkeling Bira, Sulawesi: A Photo Essay

January 27, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Snorkeling, Travelogue

I know I said it in Borneo, but I have to say it again, because it just keeps getting better: This is the best reef we’ve ever snorkeled! We took […]

Tana Toraja- Explaining The Unique Houses

January 27, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

The traditional houses in Tana Toraja are fantastic. Boat shaped beauties with roof lines reminiscent of water buffalo horns, so important to the people of this culture, with walls covered […]

Bara Beach Walk… in which I converse with the rocks

January 26, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

Bara Beach is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air. At the very tip of the northern leg of the island of Sulawesi, it’s known for excellent diving, beautiful beaches […]

Death in Tana Toraja

January 25, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

Torajan culture is steeped in history and tradition. It’s a beautiful thing, really, from the design of their houses, a long memory stemming from their arrival on ships centuries ago, […]

Reflections on Death: A Funeral in Tana Toraja

January 24, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

It was a combination of the tears on their faces and the high, warbling wail that ran chills down my back. It’s a bit odd, from our cultural standpoint, to […]

Portraits of Tana Toraja: Photo Essay

January 24, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Travelogue

By far the best part of travel is the people. We so enjoy the folks we meet, the interesting faces in a crowd, and swimming in the rainbow of melanin […]

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