Tana Toraja Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Tana Toraja Travel Guide Tana Toraja (also referred to as Toraja) is a region in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a landlocked regency and it is famous for the Torajan homes (Tongkonan) and traditional funeral ceremonies. For the purpose of this guide I have listed the region rather than an […]

Bira Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Bira Travel Guide [Bira – Sulawesi.] Bira is a beach town at the far south of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It’s popular for its beautiful beaches and great diving spots. Given its isolated location it is not an over-developed beach spot, which for some people this is part of its charm. […]

Makassar Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Makassar Travel Guide Makassar is the largest city in Sulawesi and a major hub for travel in Indonesia. I flew into Makassar for onward travel to Tana Toraja and Bira Beach. These are my notes of things to see, where to stay, cafes, and food to try. Makassar travel map […]

Food to try in Makassar, Indonesia

Makassar is the gateway to Sulawesi and is considered as a major culinary destination of Indonesia. Even if you are a frequent traveller to Indonesia you may be surprised to find cuisine here that is not found anywhere else in the Indonesian archipelago. During my visit I sampled a selection of local dishes as well […]

Hotel Review: Wisma City Inn, Makassar – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Wisma City Inn Address: Jl. Ahmad Yai B 34, Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I stayed at the Wisma City Inn in Makassar, Indonesia. I booked online which worked out to approximately $16.79 USD per night. I booked it for its location, which is around the Chinatown area. The hotel is in a side street […]

Hotel Review: Wisma Jampea, Makassar – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Wisma Jampea Address: Jalan Jampea No. 2, Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I stayed at the Wisma Jampea in Makassar, Sulawesi. I arrived in Makassar with no hotel booking so I went to Jalan Jampea in Chinatown which I knew had some budget hotels. I had stayed at the Hotel Yasmin across the road so […]

Guesthouse Review: Riswan Guest House, Bira – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Riswan Guest House Address: Bira Bontobahari, Bira, Sulawesi, Indonesia I stayed at the Riswan Guest House in Bira Beach, Sulawesi. I walked in off the street and was offered 120,000 IDR per night ($8.30 USD). There are lots of family-run guesthouses along the one stretch of road so I went to a few […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Yasmin, Makassar – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Hotel Yasmin Address: Jalan Jampea No. 5, Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia I stayed at the Hotel Yasmin in Makassar, Sulawesi. I booked online and selected it for its location in the Chinatown area of Makassar. I think this is the best area for a short-term visitor to Makassar. The Yasmin is a 3-star business […]

Guesthouse Review: Riana Homestay, Rantepao – Indonesia

Guesthouse Name: Riana Homestay Address: Jl. Abdul Gani No.83.h, Rantepao, North Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia I stayed at the Riana Homestay in Rantepao, Indonesia. I walked in off the street and got a single room with bathroom for 100,000 Rupiah ($7 USD). I was staying at another guesthouse where I had bathroom issues, so I […]

Guesthouse Review: Wisma Irama Guesthouse, Rantepao – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Wisma Irama Address: Jl Abdul Gani 16, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia I stayed at the Wisma Irama Guesthouse in Rantepao, Indonesia. Rantepao is the biggest town in the Tana Toraja region of South Sulawesi. If you are visiting Tana Toraja this is where most of the accommodation options are. I was so […]