Hotel Royal Merdeka
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Sunny 33 / 25
After breakfast into town for some shopping. Lunch was a hamburger, fries and a milkshake (it was very good). You read it correctly and there are pictures as proof.
The drive back to Jakarta was more like a Formula One racetrack. I thought the drive up set new standards, that was a cake walk. Again I wish I had videotaped, well I thought I had, ...
... sulphur which certainly left is in awe of it. The last eruption was in 1969 but the park had been closed in 1992 when seismic activity predicted one around the corner. From the viewing points around the crater you were able to see far across Java to mountain ranges - allegedly on a clear day being able to see 300km! Unfortunately we didn't have that privilege, evidently just having gone higher than the cloud lining so the view was masked by those in the distance. ...
... and enter through another gate where there was no light and no water, with a window that people could see into. I just sucked it up and went to the bathroom. It wasn't traumatizing but it wasn't very fun - still not qutie sure why they lock bathroom doors...doesn't anyone have to go pee after two 45 minute halves? On our way back I bought some t-shirts that I liked, and the guy was really nice.
While Alice and I were gone, the other team scored a goal, when ...
... put Buddy Valastro to shame. It can be difficult finding quality cooking supplies, and ingredients need to be imported a lot of the time so it can be expensive. Planning a weekend to journey down there for supplies wouldn't be a bad idea.
Since Kyle and I weren't interested in the baking supply store, we just ambled around a bit. It's amazing the difference a bit of shade can do compared to the sun. Despite having to force sunscreen on Kyle, I'm glad I did. We walked a ...
Well, 5 months later and we've got a bit of disillusionment, not terribly, but we're a lot more realistic now. Work is work and mornings are still hard to wake up to during the week. We have funny stories, frustrations and random adventures that make domestic living in Bandung not so bad.
I know for a fact that the moment I step out of those Arrivals doors at Pearson and see my FamJam, I will be crying like a fool. I miss my Mum, ...