Travel Blogs from Makassar
... walked out side waiting for our accommodation to pick us up. Well no accommodation picked us up, and after paying for a taxi TWICE we had the most intense drive of our lives. Indonesian driving beats Cambodian and Malaysia driving hands down. The taxi driver then got lost and tried to drop us off at 3 wrong places.
HOWEVER we have now made it and are looking forward to a nice wee rest before our final flight at 3am to Sorong to start our first week of diving.
... teeming with greenery and life. The paddy fields were in full bloom, the wooden, stilt houses of the locals dotted here and there, palm trees swayed gently in the breeze and birds of prey circled the karst peeks. It was breathtaking, we stood there for minutes, captivated by the beauty of it all. There was a sense of serenity to the place, a contentedness felt by the locals, unspoiled by tourists like myself. This place is rarely visited by tourists, as it is not ...
... 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 :)
... confined to their cabins. Interesting, this is the first time this has happened to us on board so we are not sure what to expect. All the self service is gone and you are attacked by people bearing industrial sized hand sanitisers everywhere you go. We can live with this and hope that our constitutions are up to keeping this at bay. We get off and get to the bustling port area which is full of people catching ferries, meeting friends and going about their busy lives, as well as ...
... have to reimburse the family too. So this goes on and on for generations because those unpaid debts would be passed down to future generations! So you see, it's not only the financial men in suits that are putting us in debt! This has been going on for ages! Amazing!!!
Makassar sparked my deep fascination for my homeland. And thus, begins the first trip that makes me want to go back. Lovely weather, amazing people, and even mind-blowing ...
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Rated 3 stars but feels more like 4.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.