2nd day : Trekking, white rafting, and village touring

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Trap in mud? just enjoy it guys...:D

I know that Toraja is famous for its funeral tradition. But on this day, we're planning to do something different, which is...white rafting!

Toraja's White Rafting

Early in the morning, the rafting's operator, Indo'Sella, already picked us up at our hotel. We're planning to raft in Mai'ting river, in local language means the river that never runs out of water. From Pia Poppies to the starting point in the hill took about 2,5 hours. The interesting part in this 2,5 hours trip is that we got the chance to enjoy Toraja's beautiful sight with green padding field everywhere and the exotic local village. Believe me 2,5 hours felt so quick!

Up in the hill, we arrived at this base camp.

Didi is ready!
There's some Tongkonans or local house, where we could change our clothes, preparing for rafting. With the whole rafting atribute (helmet and life jacket), we began to trek down the hill into the forest until we got to the starting point. At first I thought Mai'ting river only a few minutes walked, but actually it took 1,5 hours trekking by foot! MY GOD!!!! I wasn't prepared for this plus I didn't bring any waterrrr....sigh!

Although it was soo tiring...I did enjoy it! The view was breathtaking! Just imagine, trekking to the forest where you could see cocoa plant, coffee and others wildly live! These eyes really have been pampered by green view... From up here, I could see the Mai'ting river with many waterfalls! Wooowwww!

After 1,5 hours trekking through the forrest, we arrived at this starting point.

I'm ready!
We got a quick brief from Mr.Agus, our contact person and the owner of Indo'Sella operator. Me and Didi, got the same boat with Agus and two others female. One of them actually worked in Jakarta but she came back home to celebrate christmas with her family in Toraja.

Rafting in Mai'ting river was awesome! Quite an adrenaline rush for 3 hours! The river is still clean with greenish water, green view, and beautiful waterfalls to see. At the finish line, we began to see padding field and sometimes buffaloes eating and drinking from the river. 

After rafting, we continue the journey to the local village. Lucky for us, there's a little local party for welcoming one of the legislative candidate. They held a cooking competition. Cooked one of the local culinary called 'Papiong'. It was made from coconut milk, beef, and boiled in bamboo. Very yummy! After that, they had a little game for children. it called 'Silaga Ulu'. It was a game perform by children, a bit like wrestling but not that harsh. It was fun seeing them performed that game:)

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Trap in mud? just enjoy it guys...…
Trap in mud? just enjoy it guys..…
Didi is ready!
Didi is ready!
Im ready!
I'm ready!
Still fresh!
Still fresh!
Taking a breath
Taking a breath
Look at the view behind us
Look at the view behind us
Maiting River from top!
Mai'ting River from top!
Briefing one on one
Briefing one on one
So..this is it guys!
So..this is it guys!
Waiitt...lets take a picture firs…
Waiitt...let's take a picture fir…
Cheers^^
Cheers^^
Me in action
Me in action
Go Didi!
Go Didi!
All girls + one guide
All girls + one guide
first waterfall
first waterfall
Kinda foggy
Kinda foggy
Yeah Im good! said Didi
Yeah I'm good! said Didi
Smile girls
Smile girls
Heavy raft
Heavy raft
Bamboo bridge
Bamboo bridge
The cliff
The cliff
Beautiful cliff
Beautiful cliff
Surrounded by trees
Surrounded by trees
Free fall!
Free fall!
Are you dare to jump?
Are you dare to jump?
Very beautiful waterfall
Very beautiful waterfall
To the finish!
To the finish!
The local cooking championship
The local cooking championship
And the judge taste it...
And the judge taste it...
Silaga Ulu or head to head game. p…
Silaga Ulu or head to head game. …
Shake hands before playing
Shake hands before playing
Just like wrestle but only using h…
Just like wrestle but only using …
Time brake!
Time brake!
Watch out!
Watch out!
There you go...
There you go...
Toraja traditional food called Pap…
Toraja traditional food called Pa…
Cooked in bamboo and its VERY DELI…
Cooked in bamboo and its VERY DEL…
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