Narita Hotel Surabaya
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... it up a bit. The highlight was definitely the ice cream bar. Afterwards we both slept and dozed for a few hours which passed the time nicely. We had breaky just before landing and again found it bland. You definitely want to carry some salt and pepper with you if you are flying Cathay! The flight was 12 ½ hours long and we landed in Hong Kong at 7 am local time.
We thought about heading out to explore the city for a bit, but checked the weather forecast ...
... of a trap to get a captive market for the tour company. I've felt that before with taxis, but this time it came across a bit more sinister.
Anyway, I said before, I suck at haggling. My tactic is often to just decide how much I want to pay for something then pretend that's all the money I have. It's not the cheapest way of doing things, but I'm way too British and always back down as soon as it looks like I'm making someone else uncomfortable. This has led to ...
... eatery' a lot throughout this blog, since to me they aren't restaurants in the sense that we have them in the West. In Asia it seems perfectly normal to go to a restaurant for your evening meal, perhaps because eating at such places is so cheap, often just £1-2 for a full meal.) The second place we visited had a long barbecue and I helped the cook fan the flames that cooked our meat skewers, much to the surprise of the local people. In both places I have never seen so many ...
... he said that it was best to have some cloud but not lots). Finally we arrived at the end of the 'road’ and all disembarked. Around fifteen other 4x4’s were there, as well as a few horses and the obligatory hawker stall selling drinks, fruit and spare batteries for torches.
We set off up the track to the viewing point at the edge of the huge Mount Bromo crater by torchlight, avoiding the horse manure which waited to ruin an ...
Mount Semeru, Eastern Java, Indonesia 31/08/12 - 4/08/12
4 flights, 5 different airlines and a diet consisting mainly of bread, bbq flavoured
cheese singles and a lot of doxycycline pills but we made it to the
summit of Mount Semeru, the highest volcano in Java, Indonesia.
I am aware this blog may be a bit long and you don't care what we ate but that's what the last 12 hours of traveling has done to me!
The five of us (Dougie, Vernon, ...