Hotel Aryaduta Makassar
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... Manager, had been killed in a surfing accident on Bali. The evening show -- a singer/guitarist named Mario D'Andrea -- was dedicated to his memory. It was probably the best show of the cruise so far. He was funny, very talented, and sang a real variety of songs. He did some amazing things with his guitar, including one song he played for Marthinus where the guitar sounded just like bagpipes.
February 25th was spent anchored in Slawi Bay, Komodo. We had decided not to ...
... of littering or the importance to the environment of being 'green' or 'eco-friendly'. These are fairly unused terms of out here. Thus, Musik Hutan was created to raise more awareness of this issue.
In the greenery of the forest we camped in an arc around the stage, meaning late nights and early mornings listening to music, with a brief respite during the day during which we relaxed, ...
... do a trip to a small village to see the traditional funeral rituals, where Toraja is famous for. We had some trouble with the price we agreed on (they called it misunderstanding, we called it misleading), so we decided to leave without a guide. The traditional funeral takes 5 days during which pigs and waterbuffalos have to be sacrificed. Without this ritual, they believe that the spirit is still with them and cannot rest. In some cases the family doesn't have enough money ...
Back to makassar airport for our flight to Baubau and it's comically small airport. From there we drove into the centre of the city for our 'last supper' and Indonesian Pimp-My-Ride taxi drive to the port. Here we boarded the Hoga slave ship where 60 of us were to spend the night chained to the side of the ship while we made the journey across the treacherous Banda Sea after sun ...
... everyone is in Makassar!
I'm not exaggerating when I say 90% of people on the street said hi to me.
I had a great day and cannot stop smiling, but I'm glad to be chilling alone tonight, figuring out what to do over the next few weeks.
Tomorrow I'm taking a bus 200kms (so, 5hrs) South, to a town called Bira, and I think I'll stay there for three nights.
Supposedly internet there is frustrating so I'm trying to plan my trip up to Rantepao and Toraja before I ...