Hotel Novotel Batam
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... evening Muslim call to prayer sounded from across the water and then had a wonderful dinner of fresh-caught crab (a specialty there).
In the end, it really was a good thing to have a local driver--even given the language barrier--since none of us could have navigated the ridiculous driving situation in Batam on our own (crazy drivers! tons of motorbikes weaving in and out! lane dividing lines are just a suggestion! people only stop ...
... and Joyce had floral wreathes in their hair and appropriately smaller bouquets as fit their station. I was dressed appropriately in my golfing garb – Lulu Lemon golf shirt, khaki shorts, and my well-used Auzzie leather hat. Pastor Paul was dressed elegantly yet appropriately for the setting and best man Chip looked a little like a short Adam Sandler, but more like 50 First Dates than The Wedding Singer.
It was immediately clear that the green of the ...
The majestic Serpent Crested Eagle high on his lookout tower
The magnificent Rhinoceros Hornbill with his squawking Asian cousin
The beautiful brown winged Coucal hopping through the brush
The brilliant blue of the King Fisher in flight
The screeching of thirty Long Tail Parakeets swooping from tree to tree
Six years is a lifetime in the Jungle
Selamat tinggal, Rumbai
... was already heading down the road. I called her back to the tee box of the fourth hole, feeling quite confident that when she saw that I was not following her she would come to me. Nas, Oyen and I all hit our drives and as we started down the fairway we became aware that something was missing. Chandi had continued farther down the road. She turned sideways giving me the eye with a, "Are coming or what?" look on her face. Nas, Oyen and I all called her and called ...
... one insisted ferrys all canceled due to flying being so much cheaper. So in the end I flew. Which didn't get me all the tropical island views and small town stops that I really thought would be ideal holiday time.
Pekanbaru? Think industrial, dusty, dirty and shockingly hot.
Not much else to say on that town...