Manado is the second largest city in Sulawesi.
The Dutch missionaries under wings of powerful Oost Indische Compagnie VOC began to build their sacred temples in Manado in 17th century. The Dutch legacy has survived to this day.
The Bolilanga Island – I would to recommend this island off the coast of Central Sulawesi for a vacation without hesitation. However if you prefer to be in touch with somebody in the outside world – take with you a satellite phone.
We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.
I had had to give up red wine on the archipelago but survived.
The reef around Bunaken Island in Northern Sulawesi has a lot colorful dwellers. Yellow butterflyfishes ( Chaetodon rafflesii ) grow to 15 cm long.
Underwater gardens around Bunaken Island.
North of Rantepao – Bori Megalith Site contains more than one hundred stone lingam shape menhirs.
A Toraja village located south of Rantepao.
An early March afternoon. The culmination of funeral ceremony comes in a few minutes. All guests gathered around a village’s square wait for appearance of first buffalo.