Hotel Immanuel II
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We decided to book seats in a shared taxi (an MPV) as we couldn't face going back to Bukitinggi's bus station. It cost a little more but we arrived in much more comfort and style. That we arrived in Padang alive was a miracle itself as the driver seem intent on seeing just how fast the car would go whilst driving on narrow roads around the lake. …
After meeting the friendliest people of our journey so far in Bander Lampung we headed westward to Padang.
The Lonely Planet describes this as a must see city, as we got off the bus in the late evening and made our way to our hostel we didn't agree. We walked to our hostel down almost pitch black streets with open manholes in the middle of …
... 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 ...
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