Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sulawesi Surprise!: Destination Rantepao

When in Sulawesi Island, visit Rantepao. You would pass Kabupaten Sidrap and Kabupaten Enrekang if you start your journey from Makassar. Kabupaten is a regency and Rantepao, being the heartland of the Toraja people is in the Tana Toraja Regency. The place has been named as the second tourist destination in Indonesia since 1984 and since then, hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors including Western anthropologists have come over. We reached Rantepao at dusk and had had dinner at not such a cool eating place before checking in at at Hotel Toraja Prince. The hotel was said to be set on the highland and promised an amazing view of the mountain scenery. Since it was dusk, there was really nothing much to be seen...


Care to have dinner?



Traveling Tip: Thanks the Lord for dinner!

4 comments:

Thomas C B Chua said...

Hi, please describe the food you had. They look weird and have aroused my curiosity. tks

footiam said...

That's just normal fare, rice with ikan bilis, vegetable and the frothy thing there is vegetable soup - not the thing you'd like to have unless you are in a forest!

Liudmila said...

Mmmm... It's for dusk that the photos ared not very clear and seem strainge.Specially that green thing...

footiam said...

The photos are taken with a mobile phone camera. They are not very clear. You get to see rice and anchovies and the green thing there are vegetables. It's vegetable soup and I do think they don't look very inviting.

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!