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... longer existed and the "bridges" we was were “bricks”. We were explained how the bricks were manufactured – mainly by people from Java. Brigitte and I had a good laugh as we both had understood bridge and at some point I asked where the bridge was…:-) Unfortunately the tour wasn't what we had been promised but we still enjoyed ...
After we arrived in Balikpapan we took a taxi to our hotel which was right next to the river. Unfortunately we had to pay the whole stay right away and couldn't get any money out of 3 ATMs after our credit cards didn’t work in the hotel. We went to a restaurant recommended in the Lonely Planet right by the ...
Our AirAsia flight to Balikpapan, Borneo went without a hitch. We arrived in Borneo got our Indonesian visa on arrival and stamped in. When we got to the check in counter for Batavia Air it all went down hill fast from there.
With no notice at all Batavia Air decided to cancel our flight and ticket, claiming money had not been paid. We were stuck for 4 hours in their office trying to sort it ...
... love rice surprisingly. The other plus is I got treated like a celebrity in Indonesia, with a lot of people half thinking I was David Beckham, given he'd been in Jakarta about the same time as me and I've got his girly hair.
The most crazy thing about these 24 hour journeys is not the horrendous state of the buses, including unconventional but results-getting wooden-block-under-the-wheel handbrakes, but the fact that only ...