Makassar

Hey just had the most interesting day. First day in Makassar and this woman comes running up to me in the street, a young a beautiful woman in her thirties callled Hera. ‘It’s not safe to be on your own!’ She exclaims. I attempt  to reassure her that I am okay but she insists on staying with me. At first I thought I just want to rid myself  of her and get back to what I was doing. This was finding a cold drink as Makassar is hot, hot, hot. There is no escape so I acquiesce telling myself that this is what travelling is about. She takes me to this great restaurant where we have this great coffee. See below.

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After chatting, her in broken English, I in broken Bahasa we go to Fort Rotterdam. See below

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We had this hour tour of the museum Gowan Kingdom being the focus . The tour guide was well versed in history  so it was a fascinating tour despite the fact that I thought I would collapse from the heat. The guide is able to speak Dutch as well as English so consequently ended up chatting to a number of Dutch tourists mainly about language. After the tour finished we had this great lunch at another fantastic restaurant where of course I ate fish as Makassar is famous for its fish. See meal below. Hera and her meal are pictured below alsoIMG_0094.JPG

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