Large kampung outside Waikabubak
Kampung Tarona (?) is east of Kampung Kawainah, following the road past the Muslim community. There is a steep path clambering up the hill, but the tarmac road turns left around, and up to hill, with a turn-off to the village – much easier. This is a much bigger kampong, perhaps 20 houses – conical thatched roofs and all, with one or two exceptions -, and equally welcoming as the others around town. The hill is wider, so there is more space in between the houses, for tombs – and for the inevitable laundry. The verandah one of the houses is excessively decorated, with buffalo horns and skulls, with pig jaws, and whatever else of animal-sacrifice remnant. At the end of the long village, we have the choice: scramble down the steep path, or turn around to the comfortable tarmac road. We turn around.