Travel Blogs from Makassar
... and all 8 employees behind the counter began trying to print boarding passes, transfer slips and baggage check tags. He managed to get us two seats on a flight to Makassar boarding at 10:40. We still had to go through security, pay our exit fee and make it to the plane. Checked baggage had long been closed. How could we possibly make this flight?! I'll tell you how, our Lion Air friends escorted us through the airport, carrying our bags that needed to be ...
... and are used to people and act as if you aren't there at all; in their case this means grooming, copulating, playing and a host of other amusing activity. One adolescent announced it's presence to Emma by whacking her in the leg with strength out of proportion to it's size. We later compared notes with another tourist who went the following day and learned the members of one group caught a juvenile from another and tried to beat it to death. The ...
... s Ramadan. We should've known better. We buy some drinks and walk back to the hotel and just relax. The city is an hour away (which would probably have been more like two with the insane traffic here during Ramadan) and we didn't feel like sitting in a car for that long after all morning on planes and in airports. After reading for a little while we went back to the room and laughed at some terrible Indonesian movies and the acting in them then I passed out for the ...
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 ...
February saw us leaving Bali and arriving in Sulawesi, in a
thunderous downpour. Indonesian airlines have a poor safety record
and I could be forgiven for thinking our plane was about to skid off
the runway on landing in Makassar the island capital. Colins knee had
a good pinching anyway!!
We immediately left the
airport and caught a night bus to Tana Toraja, a region of Sulawesi
famous for its obsession ...