Sunday Snapshot: Rantepao

Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Elena, a twenty-something Ukrainian girl, occasionally getting lost in different corners of the world and currently settling as an expat in France. You can get to know more about her adventures on a budget on her travel blog Elena’s Travelgram.  

rantepao indonesia

“The picture was taken during my month-long journey in Indonesia, around Rantepao, Sulawesi. Rice is a staple food in lots of Asian countries, particularly Indonesia. You can’t imagine a meal without having it! Besides, selling rice is one of the main sources of income in the area. When I stepped closer, the women in the rice fields smiled and stopped working for a while. It is still pretty uncommon for them to see Europeans in the area because travelers rarely visit this region. Yet the nature here is absolutely amazing and the local culture consists of both Pagan and Christian beliefs, resulting into unusual traditions, like bull sacrifices  during funerals”.


Have you ever been to Indonesia? Would you like to visit this area?

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About Jessica

Jessica Dawdy is a Canadian freelance writer who is slowly working her way around the world. She has lived in seven different countries across Europe and Asia, feeding her ever-expanding appetite for food, culture and languages.

5 Responses to Sunday Snapshot: Rantepao

  1. Agness June 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    Story of my life. I eat rice twice a day here in China – for my lunch and dinner. I got used to, but it's sometimes so boring that I want some Western food. Lovely photo. It brings back so many great memories from Ninh Binh – a lovely village in Vietnam where locals worked hard in the field.
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  2. @itstartedinasia June 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    I love Indonesia, but am yet to explore Sulawesi – and rice – well, brown rice is my favourite with it's nutty flavour. But, really, when in Asia, rice is just begging to be consumed! Nice shot 🙂

  3. rebecca June 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    great shot!

  4. Colleen Brynn June 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    What an amazing experience! Aren't we all in some way looking to still be a novelty in this globalised world?

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