Grand Jatra Hotel
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Arrived back in Samarinda to find no taxi as Aidil Fitri. Mad dash to get bag left at hotel and back to bus station to catch flight leaving in 4 hours with 2 hour trip. Lucky one taxi was at bus station but wanted double fare. Refuse first then he dropped price and we left. Mad driving to get us to airport fast. Made it
Today Wahab took us around and we got to see Tarakan and we met loads of people who took our picture. We first went to the mangroves to see the Proboscis monkeys – it was amazing they had a little feast and enjoyed their bananas. We really loved it there.
We then went to a batic shop where we were shown the different steps – it is amazing how many steps it takes and how ...
... a way to spend Christmas in a national park …
Well the exchange of cars was quite interesting as we found out that the second car was not private but a shared car. Normally that wouldn't be a problem but I was stuck on the back of the car and had to sit sideways which wasn’t fun. We finally got the two children to move to the back and Brigitte and I could sit in the middle. We got to the harbor and ...
After we arrived in Balikpapan we took a taxi to our hotel which was right next to the river. Unfortunately we had to pay the whole stay right away and couldn't get any money out of 3 ATMs after our credit cards didn’t work in the hotel. We went to a restaurant recommended in the Lonely Planet right by the ...
... to get a Taxi, and it takes about 2 mins.
2. Be patient to order menu in Kenari Crabs Restaurant, because they serve longer than our expectation.
3. Summer is a better time to visit Derawan Island.
Travel Expense :
1. Sarang Semut : IDR 10.000
2. Snack + Candy : IDR 12.000
3. Taxi (Tengkayu 1 - Kenari Crabs Restaurant) : IDR 25.000