Hotel Immanuel II
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... the beach was scattered with loads of rubbish that came in with the tides. It does take away a bit of the remote feeling I was getting but, but I guess it is a hint of authenticity an a relatively poor country.
It was time to use the little waterproof camera that Neil gave me to try out. Of course I didn't go deep underwater and could not really confirm if it was waterproof to 30m but it certainly is waterproof to 1m, Neil.
As this beach (and ...
... waves past the rocky outcrops, as the tide has now come in.
That evening we meet the other guests and a very cute puppy called Takida, who was rescued from the river. Takida and her older dog friend called Omar have become part of Rickys family and seem very happy with all the scraps the tourists feed them. After sharing dinner we all sat around singing Beatles and Bob Marley songs as the local boys played their guitars. I then head for bed and fall asleep to the sounds ...
We shared a cab with Chris from the harbour back to the guesthouse that we stayed in when we first arrived. We waved goodbye as he headed straight to the airport bound for Bali. At Brigitte's we are shown our old room again. The one that is massive and supper comfy. It's a massive relief to be back in modern civilisation again. We have our first shower with warm running water in 10 days, slip into our soft white cotton sheets and fall asleep to the cooling sounds ...
... brief stop at a local silk weaving outlet in Pandai Sikek, before continuing to Maninjau. At Lawang Top, it offers a commanding view of the entire lake in its entirety. Lying ahead is the 44 keloks or turns in local lingo, the infamous U turn corners and narrow road. We arrived at the lakeside at about 3pm, in time for a late lunch by the lakeside. It was late evening before we decided to leave the lake for our journey back to Bukit Tinggi.
Day 7 - ...
On Bungus Beach we befriended a group of children who live in a shack on the beach, and go out swimming every day in their inner tubes. The eldest, Yana, can swim like a little fish, while her younger brother and sister, Farid and Maysa, and her friend Rahmi bob about fearlessly in their tubes.
I was feeling lazy and was relaxing on my towel with a book when Yana and the children came up with a ...
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