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... would send it off to Hong Kong that night and we decided to call back the next day to see what the status was. We headed out to meet Nalini and Shankar almost an hour after landing. We were the last ones to come out and had been wondering where we were. We explained about the bag and then drove off to their place which was about an hour away. We had some fruit and a quick visit before heading off to bed.
We woke up around 6 am and snoozed a bit longer. We had ...
... eatery' a lot throughout this blog, since to me they aren't restaurants in the sense that we have them in the West. In Asia it seems perfectly normal to go to a restaurant for your evening meal, perhaps because eating at such places is so cheap, often just £1-2 for a full meal.) The second place we visited had a long barbecue and I helped the cook fan the flames that cooked our meat skewers, much to the surprise of the local people. In both places I have never seen so many ...
In the afternoon we go on a walk near the lodge through the villages. We walk down to a bat cave. It requires a bit of scrambling and we get quite dirty, but it turns out well worth the effort. The bat cave is an overhanging rock over a river bed. And on the ceiling there are thousands and thousands of bats. A lot of them fly around and make a lot of noise. Quite an impressive sight.
We also see a couple of ...
... on the train (Mie Rebus), and the Java coffee was so good we had at least 2 of them. Exiting at Banyuwangi, threre was not much option for transport as no taxi was available, only 4-5 becak drivers. We took 2 becaks to our hotel Ketapang Indah.
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Emma and Sutz arrived latish bearing gifts of books, marmite and rum etc., and spent the next morning orientating themselves in our locality - the pool areas, gym, etc. and of course our neighbouring shopping Mall. They had a massage and then we whisked them off for a Jamoo (Shangrila) lunch.
Joanna arrived later bearing gifts of an underwater camera, corned beef (!) etc. and the next day we had to go off early to school, so we left them to explore together - they found ...
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