Bumi Surabaya City Resort
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... hour drive from Surabaya and 1-hour jeep ride over the rough terrain to get to the peak. I was among the first to arrive and planted myself in a prime location. A few hundred more rolled in over the next hour and a half. The whole time I was hoping the weather would cooperate. It was completely overcast when I arrived, with no stars visible in the night sky. Even the jeep driver said, in his broken English, that he could not promise anything because it was the rainy season. Not exactly what ...
... of a trap to get a captive market for the tour company. I've felt that before with taxis, but this time it came across a bit more sinister.
Anyway, I said before, I suck at haggling. My tactic is often to just decide how much I want to pay for something then pretend that's all the money I have. It's not the cheapest way of doing things, but I'm way too British and always back down as soon as it looks like I'm making someone else uncomfortable. This has led to ...
... No shops either, only 2 little stalls and Iv'e checked them both out (as you do).
Looking back on our week in Surabaya/East Java, its been fabulous.
So many people kept asking why we were going there, but its been so interesting.
On reflection, I don't know that I would come again unless we had our friends here still....it's not a touristy place. But we discussed what a person should do if they did want to tour Indonesia and come here......and I ...
... by traffic racing along at a good 50 km/hr LOTS of trucks and buses and motorcycles zooming in and out. Saw a couple of bad smashes that seemed par for the course and had about a thousand near misses myself. Traffic here is a simple business, if there is a vacant space anywhere it will soon be filled by some vehicle. If you leave a space between you and the vehicle in front of more than a few centimeters then obviously you do not want that space and hence ...
... was really powerful for the students and watching them plan, organize, and work on Water 4 Life was incredible. They did it all on their own with little push from their teachers. Their ability to empathize has been a huge inspiration to me. They have such huge hearts and see so much good in the world. They KNOW they can make a difference in the world. It is these kind of moments that remind me why ...