I traveled to Indonesia for the first time in August 1972. I had been attracted by the strange shape of the island of Sulawesi and the fact that at that time it sounded very remote to me. My main goal was to visit the Toraja region around Rantepao. During that trip I trekked from Mamasa (located North of the small coastal town of Polewali) to Rantepao in Taraja country, around Rantepao, and finally from Rantepao to Palopo on the Bone Bay. I also spent some time in Ujung Pandang (now Makassar) and in Polewali.