Banburee Resort & Spa
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... primary school band next door continues practice between 4:00pm to 6:00pm. While I'm sure they're trying their best, the cacophony of mistuned instruments does feel a bit like the aural equivalent of waterboarding. I contemplate the various ways I could destroy a tuba with my bare hands. Two days before sports day, classes are cancelled entirely to ramp up preparations. I'm increasingly excited as I wander through the school, watching the cheerleading to shouts ...
A full day of Travel
Well,,,,,,,,,, we tried out nearly every form of transport today. Firstly we lugged our rucksacks back along the full length of the beach to the jetty for the 08;00 am ferry. We were early as usual getting there for 7;30,,, a few other people arrived and we learnt that we were catching different ferries,, ran by different company's but going to the same place. At 8;30 Roger and I were alone ...
... half an hour of pretty wild dancing, we retreat to the company of our host family and are led to a table of patriarchs drinking whiskey and other assorted alcoholic beverages. Remember, ladies and gentlemen, that us cyclists drink barely a drop of alcohol over periods of several weeks at a time. Soon, our alcohol intolerant bodies fail us and our heads are feeling a little light after a couple drinks. But, we are again coaxed into more dancing, with more drunks, children and ...
... in the middle of nowhere: it was a shack, with a lady selling noodles (making a killing we may add) and a man who shouts 'Wait one hour!' Two hours later, we are herded into a minibus, yes, we think we are finally on our way. No, no, this mini bus is a clever ruse only to make us think we are on our way. It takes us to the public bus station, where we are ever so politely told to 'Get out now.' Now we would like to think that we are both relatively patient people, but ...
The transfer over was fine and dandy, no problems apart from our hotel shuttle bus never showed up! we were bundled into a taxi and soon found our way. the resort was nice although the room was literally a wooden hut with an outhouse. the outhouse was also missing most of the walls, peepin toms paradise! we settled in and went for a walk around in the evening. the place was really quiet, a far cry from the party island is it made out to be. it seemed there were so many ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet