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Introducing Banjarmasin

Banjarmasin has been called the Venice of the East, a jaw-dropping exaggeration. Sadly, this enormous city, which lies at the confluence of several rivers, sprawls in all directions but offers very little for its size. It is best known for the boat trip to its floating markets, an experience both interesting and discomfiting, as it passes through great poverty. You may benefit from moving outside your comfort zone, but don't come expecting St Mark's Square.