Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sulawesi Surprise!: Boats

It's not all green hills that you'd see if you are traveling from Tana Toraja to Makassar or from Makassar to Tana Toraja for that matter. If you are travelling from Makassar to Tana Toraja, you'd be travelling from the lowlands to the hilly areas and now, since we were traveling the opposite direction, it was all green hills during the first part of the journey. You'd probably get drowsy from watching too much greenery that you'd doze off. Then, suddenly, you'd sit up. You'd think you have seen a mangrove swamp and here we were - we had come to an estuary. Some of us got really excited and asked the bus driver to stop so that they could take snapshots of boats there. Sulawesi incidentally is famous for its boats. In the past, there used to be a type of vessel for far-distance trading and fishing called padewakang which is rigged with tanjaq or sail. The boats at the estuary were no padewakang but they were interesting just as well...

Would you care for a boat ride?

Traveling Tip: Boats are interesting!


Anonymous said...

Good posts. It good place for adventure. Will be consider for next destination.


Thomas C B Chua said...

Very quiet, placid and serene. Life must be very slow there.

footiam said...

Maybe, there is no life here at all!

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!