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Rated 3 stars but feels more like 4.
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... were charging 200,000 Rupiah (£10) per night. While i've stayed in worse, that's more than double the cost of my most expensive room in Indonesia thus far. With the long ferry voyage just behind me and all the walking around with my bags, i was knackered. Yesterday, today and tomorrow all seemed like one long day at this point, so i just sat on my backpack and waited for an idea to come to me. It was now 08:00 and places were beginning to open. I noticed ...
... he even made the joke that he looked like Bin Ladin, I agreed in my mind and laughed out loud). His name was Lala and he worked at the fort and was the director of tourism for Sulawesi (well that was one of the first claims he made).
This guy had a very interesting background. To summarise our 1 hour conversation (he wouldn't stop talking), Lala was of Royal blood to the last King of Sulawesi, he has had 8 wives (currently has 2, the others had divorced him), has ...
... of it. We had to go 25m deep, which is actually not allowed with my license, but it was definitely worth it. The day after, we rented some scooters and explored the island. It was really nice, because apart from the small village we're staying, there is not a lot going on. We found some nice beaches and a good place to get our lunch. Since we really liked the manta rays, we went for a snorkeling trip to see them from a different point of view. To be honest, it was even ...
On the first weekend of Ramadan, when alcohol is now only available in hotels and most of our expat friends have gone away for the duration of the event, we decided to take a short road trip to Rammang Rammang, just an hour and a half away from Makassar by motorbike. We left the city at 9.00am in a three motorbike convoy, so that we could make the most of the beautiful weather and not have to ride in the midday heat. By the time we got there we had increased to a 4 ...
... mixed with ordinary, but after one particularly beautiful one filled with swaying soft coral and multi colored sponges, Emma and I surfaced, looked at each other and said 'that was the best dive I've ever had'. And your mind starts to contemplate all the other remote islands we never even got near in five weeks.
Said goodbye to Ines, and off to Malaysia.......
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