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... the Dyaks . We returned to the hotel and asked driver how muh as he said 200,000 which is about £10. Back in our room, the driver rang our door bell and said that he had been told that our trip was free on behalf of the general manager. We told him to keep the money for himself. Probably a weeks wages! Or suite that the general manager had also arranged for us was ready at 4 pm. We got a phone call and then a ring on ...
... by the stares, they don't see Many! Got to the river that is almost overflowing. It is very murky. Continued walking and we had actually done a loop and found ourselves back at the hotel. We continued to cafe corner as it was recommended in lonely planet and stopped for refreshments. The rain came down once more, so we had to stay for a while. We were given a Bintang bag by the staff. They were all ...
... When we arrived in Pontianak bus station, one of the bus drivers asked if we wanted a taxi. Then he took my case and off we went to doors that were locked with loads of people behind them. We wondered what was happening and as soon as they were opened everyone was shouting "taxi,taxi!" Luckily the bus driver whisk us through and negotiated a taxi. It was pouring with rain but luckily didn't get very ...
... the bus was full, 2) there
was no morning bus (we didn't want to have an overnight bus), or 3) they
had no idea what we were talking about. We decided to go to an internet
cafe to try to read blogs or whatever to figure it out, since we felt pretty certain there was a severe case of incompetence going around (including us). Fortunately, a
kind soul next to us knew what we were looking for and drove Boo over on
his moped (despite the downpour) to the ...
Had a very relaxing sea day today (my favourite days are the sea days). We crossed the equator and the ship performed the ceremony of Crossing the Line which is an initiation rite in most Navies. It commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the equator. First timers (pollywogs) must kiss the cod ...