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... who prepared all this delicious food. Just below on the next level is a galley just for the crew. It was mentioned that 2000 lbs of rice (uncooked weight) are consumed every week all prepared by a special crew galley team. Most impressive was seeing how clean the entire galley was and imagining the effort it takes to prepare all the hot food which must be destroyed after 4 hours.
Until Surabaya our last Indo port of ...
... under the sun that was gaudy and tacky. It's was a sweltering furnace with less air than Everest. Every stall holder wanted us to take a photo of them and their stall. we where greeted at every turn by big smiles and giggles. Extremely friendly but claustrophobic beyond belief. The place was huge and we where starting to wonder if we would ever find our way out again. Then We saw a bright light shining through a tiny gap between two stalls. We popped our heads through and ...
... stranger than fiction. Isolated geographically by mountainous terrain and culturally by their proud sense of identity, Islam never penetrated much up here. Some say it's because the Torajans like to eat pigs and drink alcohol. The Dutch conquered it militarily and the Christian missionaries poured in on their heels as they are wont to do, but the old animist beliefs are alive and well under the veneer. The Torajans believe you can take your wealth into ...
... Ratu Indah Mall. It had a MacDonald's and a Starbucks but no size 12 sandals for Ed to be found in any of the numerous sports shops so he had to settle for some size 10's which leave his toes hanging slightly over the edge. We ate at Kampoeng Popsa, a big modern food court overlooking the port which had a bubble tea stall much to my delight, and a pizza place, although the pizza left something to be desired.
In contrast to very modern Ratu Indah, we also ...
... roofs. It's a truly other worldly sight to see these structures, burial grounds & cascading rice paddies dotted around this landscape.
Rent a moped & head out into the countryside for 2hrs through this mystical countryside & up a mtn dirt rd. till we come to the local coffee plantation. Trek 4hrs around plantation & forest from bokin to nangalla traditional village. Beautifull forests full of giant tree ferns & all ...