Somerset Surabaya Hotel & Serviced Residence
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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Travel Blogs from Surabaya
... give me the final blast to wake up for the hike up mount Bromo. Neither Niomi, I or our new Taiwanese friends were feeling particular up for it , rather preferring the thought of the buffet breakfast we had waiting for us afterwards. Nonetheless we knew it would be worth it, so along with the horses and cowboys (yes you read that right) we set out on the trek to the top of mount Bromo. For this we had to wear face masks because the sand blows around so much it makes it difficult ...
arrived at airport at 6am for our 8am flight and said that we could have waited until 7, however as the place filled up and we realised there were 2 planes going within 10 minutes of each other, we were glad to be there early.
We were the only westerners in the domestic airport.
I commented on the Lion Air planes and the smash when one ran off the runway in Bali earlier this year....hmmmm dodgy.
Our flight took about 50 minutes, no sooner were we ...
... on a sort of farm with its own cows and crops, lovely room, soft beds, not damp, warm (no aircon but a working fan) - Wonderful. I planned a pamper session, hot shower, shave my legs, paint my nails, update computer etc..... I may be well traveled now, but could I make the shower give me hot water? NO. I still do not know what I did wrong! Evening meal in the expensive but nice hotel restaurant, before an early night... My bed was calling ...
... had been up for ages, and done more sightseeing than in a normal day, and now we were having breakfast.
The drive back to Surabaya passed quickly, or driver using all three lanes of a two lane highway to get us back in record time, Owen giving us yet more running commentary of the obvious, pointing out trucks, cars and villages that we passed which were apparently 100% Buddhist. We were dropped outside our hotel and we all took the chance ...
... which was lovely. We also had a couple of musical and dance performances by the children in the village and we taught them the song 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes' along with the actions. As a gift to the children we gave them footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, clip on koalas, temporary tattoos and other knock knacks. Dinner allowed us to chat about what we had experienced at the village and reflect on what has been an amazing journey thus ...