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... have always fascinated me so much. For that reason, I had planned for my trip to Indonesia to go off the beaten track, to the Banda Islands, where Portugal, the Netherlands, and Britain once fought for control over the nutmeg groves, and Spain made diplomatic manoeuvres for a share of the spoils too. I had been warned that, as for those great explorers, it was a very difficult place to reach.
After coming back from the Banda Islands we had to stay another night on Ambon Island. We decided to stay with our 'no show' friend Michael who was supposed to meet us at the airport when we first arrived in Ambon.
Michael has a homestay at his Aunty's house which is 50m from the airport in the village of Laha. Their house is at the start of the run ...
... some people must call it home.
Accommodation - Victoria Guesthouse.
The quote "you get what you pay for" probably best sums up the Guesthouse in Kota Ambon. We paid around $20 a night including breakfast. The breakfast consisted of black coffee or tea, a chocolate donut and some green cake. The second morning we asked them to hold the dessert (breakfast) and just bring the coffee as it was pretty ordinary.
... Along with grouper and what I believe was red snapper, we had mango and melon smoothies, nasi putih ('white rice' - of course) and papaya flowers which were very delicious. Sweet, but warm. It also had a nice view out over the bay.
From there Rick and I were ready to head to the hotel. Which was made a solid attempt at, however we missed the ferry by 3 minutes. Literally we pulled up and it was pulling away from the dock. So we drove around the bay, which is ...
... wise to go there i decided to give it a miss. This meant i had to come up with an alternative plan on how i was going to spend my last month out here before heading home. After many hours considering all the possible alternatives; options and costs etc i decided that there was nowhere else i was that fussed about seeing in Indonesia nor anywhere that i had been previously and particularly wanted to go back to. ...