Batam View Beach Resort
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
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... We had hired a driver for the afternoon and evening--typically a good thing to do when you don't speak the local language and aren't very familiar with the geography of the place. We had inquired about this at our hotel the day before, and the concierge said he had a friend who worked as a driver there and he called him directly so we could work out a price . . . we knew you could hire a driver quite inexpensively in Batam, so we agreed to ...
... from our wedding in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in July 1985. The agent in Kazakhstan who represents International Schools Services (ISS) took one look at our certificate and basically said, "That ain't gonna fly."
At first we were floored! This marriage certificate had worked for over twenty years of our overseas life in six different countries. When we questioned this call, we were told that our certificate did not look “official”. It had no stamps nor seals, ...
Selamat Tinggal, Rumbai
Six years is a lifetime in the Jungle
Early morning walks in the dark
to the tune of the Night Jar – chonk, chonk, chonk
Sparkling stars – charting the path of the moon
The thrill of sighting a Civit Cat
An eight foot Python stretched across the road
The startling snort of Wild Pigs as they race to safety in the jungle
One bold boar ...
... on August 20, 2001 shortly before 9/11 and the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan. Fortunately Chandi was not traumatized by these events, and when we adopted her approximately one year later, she came to us as a very happy and optimistic little puppy. The day Chandi arrived at our home in Islamabad, we were cat-sitting Pushok, a huge Persian cat from Moscow who needed a cargo temperature clearance to join his parents Dave and Donna Schuster in Iowa. Pushok ...
... like fire grates.
Of course, given the way my second item worked it possible the same process was operating!
My second objective seems the simpler. Buy a ferry ticket to Batam, going through the Riau Islands. Sadly I had 4 travel agents tell me either that they didn't arrange ferrys, or in 2 cases that ferrys ...