Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Hi travel junkies, I had a really wonderful, simple, but meaningful day.
Gateway to eastern Indonesia for centuries, Makassar is the most important city in Sulawesi.
Many Makassarese and/or Bugis villagers are now accustomed to tourists, but many still have difficulty understanding the strange custom of Westerners who simply want to observe an exotic culture and sexy villages.
Sulawesi has a special place in my heart. I love the food, the city, the energy, the nature, the language, and the people!
A dream of mine came true when I traveled to Berua Village, Maros, South Sulawesi – with its amazing, postcard-perfect views, magical karts, rice fields and river. This paradise is only 30 minutes from Sultan Hassanudin International Airport.
we found a local named sir Beta, who has built a wonderful Berua village that sails around the valley.
And, we met with sir Beta at Dermaga Perintis to go to his Berua Village — best explored by canoe.
Our canoe slowly outlined the winding river accompanied by an orchestra of tropical dreams.
Aside from the imposing yet amazing karst rocks standing tall in the distance, there were smaller ones by the river itself. The ride was pleasantly delightful.
In fact, we felt traveled like Indiana Jones. We navigated through sharp bends and karst tunnels, constantly guided by the tall green trees by the river bank.
After 30 minutes, we arrived at Berua Village – really one of the most beautiful villages in the world.
And yes yes yes… We invited to sir Beta house.
Home sweet home. We talked about south sulawesi tourism, nature, culture, life, beta’s family, architectures, local food, re-build of the traditional dock, and many more.
We saw fishes swimming, ducks quacking and even spotted a gallant eagle flying by while a bunch of bats made an appearance up high in the cliffs, etc.
And, here’s what we felt and saw:
It was peaceful moments, indeed priceless, and WONDERFUL!
Special thanks to AirAsiaGo Indonesia #TelusurNusantara for treating us and hosting this trip we were incredibly lucky to take, and will never, ever forget.
Happy Sustainable Travels!