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    Rambu Solo, Toraja: The Grand Funeral that Attracts Travellers from Around the World

    It is grand and bizarre at the same time. But that’s exactly why people from around the world come to Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia – to see Rambu Solo aka the traditional funeral ceremony. In the previous post, I shared with you how Torajans respect their family highly, especially when it comes to sending the deceased to the afterlife. Noble families usually sacrifice 24-100 buffaloes. The middle-class families will sacrifice 8 buffaloes and 50 pigs. The locals believe the more buffaloes slaughtered, the faster the soul reaches heaven. As you can see from the video above, Rambu Solo is a grand funeral ceremony. It lasts for a few days/weeks and costs…

  • Money,  Travel

    Why You Need to Own a Filtered Water Bottle

    I travel often and sometimes to countries where I can’t safely drink the tap water. One day, I found out about filtered water bottle and how it helped me save a lot of money when travelling. It’s all started when I moved from Indonesia to Malaysia. The first few months after I moved from Indonesia to Malaysia, I could feel the pinch every time I spent money because of the currency rate. At that time, RM1 is equivalent to Rp3.000,00 (3x rupiah). Even mineral water was considered pricey to me. Now I’m working and earning my own money, I’m still facing the same issue whenever I travel to countries with…