Author: Lydia Tomkiw

Lydia Tomkiw is a journalist living in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is upping her tolerance to spicy food one day at a time. For more information visit: ltomkiw.wordpress.com

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Funeral tourism in Sulawesi: Is it ethical?

Funeral tourism in Sulawesi: Is it ethical?

In Indonesia’s Rantepao town, buffalo sacrifices are part of funeral proceedings and travelers are welcome to watch. But should they?
Firm breasts, clear skin: Claims of Jakarta's snake blood salesmen

Firm breasts, clear skin: Claims of Jakarta's snake blood salesmen

Earning up to US$100 a night, cobra blood vendors in Indonesia's capital say its great for health and sexual performance
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