This is an authorized translation in English of a post in French by @marc-allaria: Sulawesie - Stop#7- Kopoposang...!
As my primary language is not English, there are probably some mistakes in my translation.
Remember that the person who speaks here is NOT me, Vincent Celier (@vcelier), but Marc Allaria (@marc-allaria), a French guy.
It took me a month to go down the west coast of Sulawesi. If the reception that was made to me during this month was incredibly warm, the dives as for them are a little disappointing. The south of the region and around Makassar, bring me some hopes of reconnecting with richer sites.
After a night at sea, I stop over on one of the first islands of what looks like a radiant lagoon off Makassar. Kopoposang. Here, the atmosphere is shared between the first signs of the presence of a big city in the surroundings, and the isolation of a small island preserving a village life. For the first time in a long time, people talk to me about tourism! I see from time to time boats crisscrossing the lagoon or bringing some divers around the islands. For the rest nothing has changed. I am again invited to the village which I leave with some food. The village is built on sand, which makes its visit very pleasant. The houses are mounted on stilts as on all the islands that I visited in Melanesia or in Asia.
But this change is not for now. I still have some way to go before that. In the meantime, it is necessary to take advantage of what presents itself to me, with for example the village of Bira and the island of Silayar which are presented to me ...
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11: BORNEO: The jellyfish lake ...!, by @marc-allaria
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