Java Paragon Hotel & Residences
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... a crocodile -- the icon of Surabaya. The name Surabaya is derived from the words for shark (sura) and crocodile (baya) and there is a legend of a fight between the two where the shark ended up with dominion over the sea and the crocodile with the land.
Our next stop was the highlight of the tour -- a visit to the Surabaya City Hall (Pemerintah Kota Surabaya). The mayor's office gave us an official welcome, including a ceremonial tiger dance, a traditional welcome ...
... br> Our city tour had a couple more stops during the 4 hours. First, the cigarette factory where we weren't permitted to take pictures of the workers who looked like robots with their animated movements hand rolling one stick at the time. The last stop was the flower mart, a indoor mall similar to Los Angeles Grand Central market. Taking advantage of the unusual rain which had began ...
... store. Actually meeting this woman was an incredible experience. At 95 she was so lively, independent, strong and out right inspiring. As we took photographs of her and her small home/store she joked in her local Javanese, "You pretty, me ugly". We all tried her coffee, which was surprisingly tasty although it raised a few hairs on the chest and then we were off, leaving the woman to get back to her daily routine.
Continuing the local ...
Waking with a bout of food poisoning is never fun but having to travel five hours on a train and a further two by car is the worst start to a day ever. The plan was to try to sleep it off. The plan worked so there is not much to say about the change in environment from central Java to east Java as sadly all a saw was the back of my eyelids.
The arrival at PPLH Seliloman was standard and rushed as always. However the hour ...
... and pack them into a tray in blistering speed. I stood for ten minutes trying to sort in my own mind the steps in the process while watching her, impossible! She packed a carton in less time than it has taken me to write this paragraph, oh and by the way she took a call on her cell phone while doing it and never missed a beat.
The factory also has a free historic bus tour and I joined as the only passenger. A charming trio of driver, guide and drivers offsider ...