The Lotus Eaters

Long after finishing reading this novel, the story still haunt me. This well imagined and beautifully written novel feel so alive. After reading Haruki Murakami Norwegian wood, I never thought I would fall in love with another novel. Yet I am smitten with this one. Tatjana Soli tells the story of a female war photographer…

Paotere Port

This post related to the previous one. Mid-day at Paotere old port in Makassar was not bustling with activity as I expected it would be. However dozen of ships were moored at the jetty. Known as one of the most significant trading port cities in Indonesia, the ships carried goods from other islands to be…

A Day in Makassar

The rain seemed to be persistent these few days. Arriving in Makassar early afternoon we were welcomed by gloomy sky and wet ground. Either we came in the wrong weather or the weather was just paying its due. But it was holiday season. School holiday had just started and the kids were eager to go…