Hotel Makassar Golden
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... and has killed 2 people. Not a bad stat sheet. He was basically booted from the royal family (denounced) and in his defence he was attacked by two guys in Bali when he defended the honour of a Western woman he was touring around. He fled Bali back to Sulawesi, did the right thing and told his father and uncle (who was a big wig of the military) and as punishment was denounced, we assume instead of being committed of murder.
Most definitely the ...
... 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 ...
... and well outside Makassar, and a part of me was happy for that. It would be a shame to see this landscape strewn with litter and crowded with obnoxious tourists. However, it's a fine line between selling the soul of this splendor to hordes of tourists and helping to boost the local economy. Hopefully the locals here won't need the economic boost that tourists can bring. Hopefully they can survive in relative anonymity.
We walked around the valley for ...
... sauce is a little heavy, a little bland, it really could have used more chili.
But, I'm glad I tried it and now I know it's an option, so I won't starve to death while I'm here :)
I was walking back to my hotel, and the Polisi (police) called me over in to the Fort to chat.
They asked me everything they know in English, then wanted to take some photos- we did group shots, then I posed with each of them separately.
I'm truly blown away by ...