Quality Hotel Makassar
Travel Blogs from Makassar
... up muddy trails and along rarely trodden paths, eventually leading to the top of a waterfall, which had great views over the forest. Our friend, who worked as a forestry conservationist for the area, and a couple of local Indonesians guided us along the trail which saw many of us slipping, sliding and basically falling on our rear-ends quite often. After an hour or so of this we arrived at the pool, muddy and sticky from the humidity of being in ...
... our standard breakfast items in our room. In the afternoon we attended a photo workshop and watched "The Great Gatsby" in the theatre complete with popcorn.
Monday was another day at sea. Difficult to grasp that the 400 miles between our last port of Makassar and our next port of Surabaya will take almost 2 days by ship while that same distance by plane could be cover in a couple of hours. That's why the ...
... our elf taxi driver Who drove his taxi at speeds that would leave even Michael Schumacher envious, as he weaved in and out of the traffic through gaps that make threading a needle feel like passing a straw through a barn door. It took us a while to find the hotel as it had changed its name a few years ago. We then realized that traveling with an 8 year out of date travel guide might not be the smartest idea I've had in a while, and probably partly to blame for most of the ...
... connection, but convenience is overrated when it comes to islands. Getting there is the hard part, the rest is easy. Too easy.
The Togians are home to the Bajau, also known as Sea Gypsies. They aren't nomadic anymore, instead living in stilt villages attached to islands, where they subsist and earn a livelihood on what they catch from the sea. They have been doing this forever, but unfortunately at some point began using cyanide and ...
The New Legends Hostel in Makasser was cheap and cheerful with air con, clean sheets and WiFi. We handed in our laundry in and they sewed in a "Legend" name tag into all my clothes so they could sort and return them to us. It makes me laugh now whenever I get changed.
We spent one full day in Makasser which is a busy and frantic port metropolis, gateway to the rest of Sulawesi. We walked a couple of miles along some noisy seething roads to the modern ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services