Hotel Makassar Golden
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... i didn't pay commission, but also allowed me to store my heavy backpack on their premises. This meant i was free to explore Makassar for the day as my bus didn't leave until 21:00.
As i was already at the Losari beach area, i walked aong the promenade here. It's a beach in name only and is actually just a waterfront. This promenade is really nice and is probably the best i've seen. It's filled with A.S.E.A.N (Asossiation of South East Asian ...
... Makassar. The city is infamous for its soup, most notably Coto (pronounced Choto). Its essentially a beef soup made from offal and other beefy organ bits, spices and is a thick brown stock. Meat is added (organs removed) as well as a few vegetables. It comes with Buras which is rice cooked in coconut milk, wraped in a banana leaf parcel and steamed to form a rice cake as well as some sambal (spicy tomato sauce) and some fresh and fried shallots. No idea what's in the stock ...
Wow what a day!!!
I spent most of our first night chronically ill with food poisoning from Chinese takeaways and we hadn't even left Australia yet!!! I was certainly not in a good mood to start the first leg of a 22 hour journey to get to our first destination Sorong this morning.
Our first flight went smoothly enough, Garuda airlines are one of the best airlines I have flown with to date and journeys are made so much easier with a good movie and ...
... 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 ...
... 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 :)