Hotel Makassar Golden
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... close to the sidewalk). We talked and talked, ate the soup which was delicious (but not as good as Coto) and he sat there chain smoking instead of eating (he was on a diet).
After telling him I worked in the mining industry, he then told us he had a friend who had heaps of platinum (which is the most expensive precious metal on earth). I can't recall the exact quantity but I worked out it was about AUD$12m worth of platinum. I was a little sceptical as you can imagine!
... was already expiring). How could I spend those days better that on the beach, surfing?! So I landed in Lombok, to go back to the place where I learned surfing. It was nice to come back in a familiar place. I knew exactly where to go and how to get there. And I was warmheartedly welcomed, they had not forgotten me! Not much had changed since two months, except for some resorts that had popped up and the prices had increased according to the high season period. Anyway, ...
... in our ears, the karsts began to loom over us and the vegetation sprawled out across the river, giving me the feeling that we were entering Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World. The river took us through small caves and under simple but effective bamboo bridges, used by the locals to get from one segmented area of land to another. As the boat pulled up to the little wooden dock, we were met with a spectacular sight; a beautiful, enclosed valley surrounded by towering ...
... just white rice with a chunk of chicken).
Due to our dwindling time schedule, we decided to skip the island of Sulawesi and had already booked a flight from Makasar to Banjarmasin, Borneo. We spent the night in Makasar in our hotel, enjoying the AC, hot water (what?!), ENGLISH HBO, and PB&J sandwiches.
At the Makasar airport, we proved we still had our American spirit by getting some doughnuts :)
Today we are visiting the island of Sulawesi. We don't know anything about it and we have heard it described as undeveloped. The Dutch were here, and there is a fort and waterfall to visit as well as a fishing port. As we are getting ready to go ashore, the captain makes a ship wide announcement. There has been an outbreak of the Volendam version of the Delhi belly, whoops, oops and dearie dearie me. So special precautions to contain the spread are in place and people who are ill ...