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We saw a lot of flat Sulawesi today – as flat as a pancake. The flatness was beautiful, from our perch atop the only ridge of hills. We had many such views as the road followed the ridge of hills – up and down and, yes, up again. All a bit much for Will who I think suffered from the heat. As well as flat, Sulawesi is hot.

View over the plains

View over the plains

It was time for a swim today in the bath-warm water. I can never get over how the palm trees just stand there, naturally, on the beach. They don’t know how exotic they are, those palm trees. The 20 kids that watched us get undressed also didn’t realise how exotic the palm trees were. The white tourists were much more exotic and needed to be watched.

The beach

The beach

The road became a bit flatter after lunch, and I couldn’t help myself – I had to sprint, and I scooted along to clock up my 33000km in a blur of adrenaline, listening to Infected Mushroom.

33000km

33000km

Don’t tell Clement, but Will and I are staying in a hotel in a big town. We also went to a western style café and had Italian food. And, it was delicious! ☺


‘They can’t do anything wrong with f*ing eggs!’
The boiled eggs were perfect for my friend’s edgy stomach. The shell protects the egg from chilli. Will cannot handle any chilli at all, which is quite a disability in Indonesia where absolutely everything has chilli.

Road

Road

Today was a rather up and down affair, luckily cloudy most of the time. At lunch, the clouds got dark and the wind picked up. It felt like a downpour would come any minute, but the rain never came. Finally we left into the air, pregnant with expectation.

We came to rest in a palm oil plantation village, surrounded by kids everywhere. One family invited us for dinner, and we are sleeping at another family.

Kids

Kids