Banjarmasin (pop 611,000)
March 7, 2015
Salamat Pagi – Good Morning
Before dawn, I am picked up by motorbike and delivered to a dock where an awaiting boat transports me up river. The river is black. The sky is black. The shoreline, barely visible.
The delta city of Banjarmasin is known as the “Venice of the East.” Four major rivers are interconnected by numerous canals. The name of my river? I haven’t a clue.
A thin daylight begins to illuminate the river’s mist. And as the mist disperses, we encounter our morning goal.