Hotel Aryaduta Makassar
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After around 6.5 hours of flying we got to Denpansar (Bali). We decided to get our Indonesia money here after our Brisbane taxi driver was nice enough to recommend it to us for their great exchange rate. Well.... Not Atm's or money exchanging places in sight, it took us a good half an hour of running around to find one that then said it didn't accept our card.. We were off to a great start, thanks Brisbane taxi man >:(.
We jumped on board ...
... and covered in lush vegetation.
We arrived at 11.00am and decided to have an early lunch because there was nowhere to get any food once we had meandered up the river and into the valley. So we had Coto (a beef broth mixed with finely cut vegetables with a hint of lime). With our stomachs full, we headed to the river and negotiated a good price for two boats transport up the river and back. As we slowly made our way towards the valley, the hum of the ...
... crowded around on the decks and walkways to get into the boat's economy class, only to walk into a cloud of cigarette smoke, body odor, and stale air. Additionally, the bathrooms down there had an inch of standing water and were less than hygienic. We decided not to hang out there.
Pro Tip: When using a squatter toilet on a boat, wait for calm seas!
Outside, there was no space. All the decks were ...
... where not realized and the bus decided to turn up. Our sense of relief was greatly boosted but our sense of humor was still left in tatters and we climbed aboard giving the driver our tickets only. Our smiles stayed firmly in our pockets. Unfortunately there are no photos to go with this entry as I managed to delete all the photos I took in Macassar. For some reason I didn't think that when I pressed the delete all photos button that it would actually delete ALL the photos...... ...
... br> The coral has been better protected here, and one $200 /night dive resort has taken a further step and paid local villages not to fish certain reefs. We would never normally see a place this exclusive, but a fortunate mishap steered us to the docks of the Wakatobi Dive Resort when our boat crew became confused. It was humorous to see their security officer nervously talking into his radio as he raced to intercept us, and we were met by a beautiful ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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