Hotel Makassar Golden
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Today I went to see Komodo Dragons ( up to 2,5m)...Monsters and Cannibals. They eat people and everything that moves. They are determined to get what they want and they will wait for it until they get it.
One funny thing the park ranger said to me since its a meating time this month for them is, that before having sex males are fighting for the female...sometimes it takes hours..whoever wins gets his lady. Making lovely little monsters ...
... guided by one of the locals who showed us to the small caves, over bamboo bridges and around pools of fish. After an hour or so of taking in this breathtaking scenery, we got back on the boat and headed downstream to a small jetty. We disembarked here and walked inland towards a freshwater spring known as the Angel Pee Pond. It was a 15 minute walk through jungle and small caves, located deep between the karsts, shaded from the sun by the overhanging cliff faces. It ...
... Makassar before the dry season hit. The heavens literally opened up for a period of 72 hours, during which our back porch was flooded twice and threatened to spill over into the house. It was only through laying out numerous buckets and bailing the water out the front door that we managed to save our little house from becoming our little floating house.
After the first 24 hours ...
... way here, we can tell this as the market stalls outside the port are selling those last minute things you need before going on a long journey, food, fruit etc, and not the usual tourist trinkets. We cross the busy main road with a little help from a police man and nerves of steel and find ourselves in a local market mall type thing. Here there are hundreds of small stalls selling clothes, shoes, curtains, jewellery etc, and for a change no signs saying in big letters WE DO BIG ...
Arrived in Makassar shortly after 1am and then took another half hour or so to berth and disembark. Took a motorised rickshaw to the New Legends hostel with Daniel where we were eventually let in after we had woken the night staff up. The room cost 135,000INR and was very basic and not worth the money so the next morning we transferred to the Losmen Semeru which was of an equal standard but only cost 80,000INR. Also staying at the New Legend were another English couple ...
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