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Travel Blogs from Makassar
Today we leave direction Makassar, an important port in the south of Sulawesi where lots of battles took place between the 16th and 20th century due to its strategic position, spices and natural resources. From here we go to our long expected chilling place at the beach with white sand and coconut trees, transparent water and nobody within ...
Our trip started early with a 5a flight which left little time to sleep. As usual, the trip to the airport was quick at that ridiculous time in the morning but I'll do anything to get as much out of my vacation time as I can. The flight into Makassar, Sulewesi was okay but that's where the expected travel stopped temporarily. Mike and I knew that getting to the end of the hidden paradise would take a while but we hadn't expected the hiccups.
Indonesia, 01/10 – 23/11:
Tarakan, 01/10 – 03/10:
4hr ferry from tawau over the Malaysia/Indonesia border.
Immigration pulled my bag over for a search…1st questioning me about my talc powder & then total confusion took over as they found my homeopathic travel kit containing 30 small glass bottles full of small white pills! About 5 officers stood there trying to understand my ...
Part of my summer, I managed to take part in an extraordinary opportunity. I followed a PhD student from my school to study the cognitive linguistics of a seamen in Makassar. It was known that in Makassarese, they tend to describe the positions of objects relative to the bearings rather than relative to themselves. Hence, the whole purpose of the trip was to do some fieldwork. It was an eye opener really. Got extremely exhausted the second day of the ...
... giant effigy
of the dead person are made, dressed in their Sunday best to stand
guard over the coffin. The landscape is dotted with these effigy
keeping watch over the graves.
To truly immerse
yourself in this strange culture you need to spend time trekking the
hills and valleys of the beautiful countryside. The obsession with
buffalo is reflected in the architecture of the surrounding rice
barns where the harvest ...