Today was unbelievably hot!!!!! We arrived bright and early at a new port for me, Ujung Pandang (Makassar). I was pretty excited despite the intense heat. We went out and hooked a taxi for 4-5 hours to visit 4 places. First we went to the Paotere Anchorage on the city’s outskirts where there was a variety of small traditional boats including phinisi, lambo and baggo (Bugis schooners). Nice visit…. Then it was off to the local markets, I was loving it! The people were very friendly and even asked to have their photos taken. I could of stayed a lot longer but the heat persisted and it was time to move on. The next stop was at Karabasi Square for a little shopping before heading to Ft Rotterdam. It was certainly a nice visit, in large part because the people were so nice but….. the heat!