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... We became ghosts. It is refreshing in fact, it was even fun. Definitely less stressful and tiring, without any pressure. It was just different experience of hitchhiking and I guess that is what I liked about it.
It surely made me laugh once we've reached Pare- Pare and the driver left his car without even waiting for us to jump of it. He just carried on with his walk and not cared but at the end of the day, didn't he care?
The fact is ...
... took a bus to the Lion Air transfer desk. At this point it's around 10:25. We explained our situation and suddenly, one Lion Air employee jumped into action. Actually, to us it looked like he disappeared and we stood around waiting and wondering what was going on. But, behind the scenes the wheels were turning and they were moving quite quickly. Around 10:45 our airline champion came running from the opposite direction in which he had gone. He jumped over ...
... The guides put grasshoppers on the tree, giving us a chance to see the bug-hunting skills in action. Their leaps are so long in relation to their body and their movements so quick it was hard to follow and looked cartoonish. As astonishingly small as the Tarsiers are, the freakishly large Red-Knobbed Hornbills (2m + wingspan) make so much noise you can hear their wings beat 30m above in the canopy. The Black-Crested Macaques move about the park in ...
Our trip started early with a 5a flight which left little time to sleep. As usual, the trip to the airport was quick at that ridiculous time in the morning but I'll do anything to get as much out of my vacation time as I can. The flight into Makassar, Sulewesi was okay but that's where the expected travel stopped temporarily. Mike and I knew that getting to the end of the hidden paradise would take a while but we hadn't expected the hiccups.
... 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 ...