Grand Inna Muara Hotel
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- Banquet room
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... dusk 'til dawners who sleep by day, but drink and party all night, then we're not going to get along. Last but not least, i like my own space. Anyway, as it happens it was a nice crowd consisting of a German and french guy. There was also an American guy and a lady from New Zealand in another room that we got talking to. There were also several local Indonesian guests staying here and it was a really nice atmosphere. So while not my prefered set-up, it worked out well ...
... we arrived at a little intersection where we got off. The ride for the 3 of us was a bit more than 1€.
Here we had to change to scooters that would take us up over the ridge of the mountain change that separated the inland from the beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Each of us got on the back of one of the scooter and we went deeper into the jungle and up the mountain. We were passing little sheds with chicken and goats on the road, kids playing ...
... the drivers lap. With just a few potholes I wondered what all the fuss was about regarding how bad this road was meant to be. I soon found out though, as the tarmac turned to nothing more than steep ups and downs of mud and rubble, not helped by the now torrential rain! After 45 minutes of getting quite dirty and wet we got stuck at a particularly steep incline. I was asked to get off and push yet just slid down the hill alongside the bike. Luckily for us a pick up truck full of locals ...
... I have come across. Greener than green rice paddies with the sparkling lake as a backdrop, surrounded by the volcanic crater rim. There were many fisherman tending to their fish farms and the kids were out flying kites.
For dinner I tried another of the local foods that had been recommended… Martabak – similar to a folded pancake stuffed with, in this case, chicken and veg… very good! I chatted with a young Scottish girl who wore her ...
... seconds. The area has a story to go along with it, I just can't remember it exactly. I believe, the way I kind of remember it, that a man came from a poor family and made a success of himself. When his mother, who was left behind in the little town, was bragging about him being her son, the people who heard her and didn't believe her asked him about it. He denied it, and her, because he was so ashamed of his background. There was a ...