Hotel Makassar Golden
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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 ...
... 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 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 ...
... 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 ...