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Today we leave direction Makassar, an important port in the south of Sulawesi where lots of battles took place between the 16th and 20th century due to its strategic position, spices and natural resources. From here we go to our long expected chilling place at the beach with white sand and coconut trees, transparent water and nobody within ...
... be honest it's always nice to receive something from an airline now rather than just a penalty for heavy (hand) luggage. It could be a bit of a marketing faux pas from Swirijaya airlines marketing team though - bread & water, punishment, doing time... Having said that who have they got to compete with? Lion Air and Air Asia - both from the Ryan Air stables back home. In an effort to see ...
... but we're still trying to figure it out. Rice (locally called nasi) is the norm in most of Indonesia and most meals are centered around it.
Makassar is very Muslim and the prayer song is amplified everywhere five times a day. It's usually very pretty and certainly a reminder that we're far from home, but at 5AM we both prefer to be asleep. :)
After being woken at 5AM by the megaphones, we heard loud and persistent knock on our door at ...
night of torrential rain the morning dawned bright and sunny, we were
ready to explore and as there was a funeral taking place we organised
a guide and set off for the ceremony.
The funerals take place
over a four day period, and the guests each take a gift normally a
buffalo or pig depending on the status of the dead person. We took a
bag of sugar which our guide said was quite acceptable.
It is ...
... Reskiku. However, because the bathroom is very dirty and the rooms are not livable so, we decided to look for another inn, another cleaner. Tonight, there is a party negotiations made some cottage full book. After walking a few meters away from the Reskiku. Finally, Tine and I get a decent room named Salassa Guesthouse, with rates IDR 100.000/Room/Night. Tonight, Tine and I rent one room ...