Hotel Horison Makassar
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... to Uni in Adelaide so we had some common ground and sparked up a conversation.
He must of thought we were soup lovers of some sort and he insisted that we try a different kind of soup (which we cannot remember the name of for the life of us) so he offered to take us to dinner that night, as usual we said yes!
He picked us up form our hotel and took us to a local restaurant (by local I mean no thrills, plastic seating, people smoking like chimneys and ...
... cool, so we bathed in its deep waters for a while, removing the sweat and grime from the days walking. After a very relaxing half an hour, we walked back to the river and headed downstream to our bikes. We then rode a short 5 minutes to some paddy fields strewn with rock boulders the size of houses, where we did some free climbing for the last part of the day before heading back to Makassar as the light faded in the east. Another great day trip in our Indonesian ...
During the day prior to our 8 pm departure, Boo and I just wandered around and outside the town. We happened to stumble upon some kind of festival going on outside of Labunbajo, but we could not quite figure out what was going on. Everyone would crowd around two guys dressed in traditional costumes, one holding a short whip and a shield, the other holding a long whip. They kind of danced around, approached each other and backed ...
... the light of day again like being transported through a portal we where back on the streets. Feeling hungry we jumped into a cab and headed to Lae Lae possibly the best seafood in Indonesia even the world, according to our out of date guide book. For once the guide book was right. We had grilled grouper and squid with cobek-cobek a chilli lime and shrimp paste samble. Absolutely mouthwateringly delicious. Bellies full we headed down to the sea front and walked along ...
... stranger than fiction. Isolated geographically by mountainous terrain and culturally by their proud sense of identity, Islam never penetrated much up here. Some say it's because the Torajans like to eat pigs and drink alcohol. The Dutch conquered it militarily and the Christian missionaries poured in on their heels as they are wont to do, but the old animist beliefs are alive and well under the veneer. The Torajans believe you can take your wealth into ...