Somerset Surabaya Hotel & Serviced Residence
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... of them familiar to us. Our guide told us that there is a lot of competition in selling flowers and every shop does marketing online and through flyers with specials all the time. The flower market, unlike other markets we have visited, seemed to have lots of products for sale and very few customers.
We passed a couple other landmarks (the Heroes Statute, commemorating the heroes in the fight for independence and the Imperial Palace, a hotel for visiting dignitaries) ...
... in our countries people only need to shower once every three or four days, but we were in the jungle. Could we not smell ourselves? Seriously, when you're in a tropical country, you need to shower every day, but apparently we had failed to realise that. And we can't have been the first group to have done this. But there they were, still trying to push this shower on us, in the hope that maybe this group would see sense.
I still didn't shower though.
Nach etwa vier Stunden Zugfahrt durch Java erreichten wir Surabaya. Die Eksekutif Class im Zug entsprach in etwa der zweiten Klasse in den ÖBB, war also vollkommen in Ordnung. Unser Taxifahrer versicherte zwar, zu wissen, wo unser Hotel war, musste unterwegs dann aber doch dreimal über den Taxifunk nachfragen bis wir im Grand Darmo (ja, tatsächlich) ankamen. Direkt vor unserem Hotel war ein Park, der offenbar der abendliche Treffpunkt für die Locals war. So ...
... fresh cooked treats. I saw a man whipping up yummy looking noodles, chicken and veg in a wok and just had to order a serve. Yum Yum. Sat with a group of mostly men all enjoying various dishes and having our usual laughing attempts at communication. Street food in Asia is just so great, possibly not what most westerners consider appropriate hygiene standards and you get to perch on a small stool and eat using a fairly grubby plank as a table but the tastes are ...
... of a boutique hotel really. The facilities were amazing, the quality for the money was unrivalled in pretty much every other place we have stayed, but it was out of town. It was impossible to see how they could stay in business.
We showered and decided to look for somewhere for arrival beers and food as we hadn't eaten since breakfast. We wandered out of the gates and onto the main road, but that was where it all went a bit wrong. The ...