Novotel Surabaya Hotel and Suites
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... spawned countless myths and legends. It is said that the Tengger crater was originally dug out with just half a coconut shell by an ogre smitten with love for a princess. But Bromo is of particular religious significance to the Hindu Tengger people who still populate the massif. They first fled here to escape the wave of Islam that broke over the Majapahit kindgom in the 16th century. The Tengger believe that Bromo once fell within the realm of the childless King Joko Seger and Queen ...
... and what should I see in their but a baby hedgehog. So very gorgeous, I hope he finds a forever home.
We then go to House of Sampoerna. Glenn and I don't smoke but thought this would be fascinating to see, they still to this day handroll every single cigarette and even make the boxes.
Everything is done by hand ending with putting the label on.
When I was a smoker, I did try these clove cigarettes. Very different.
We miss them rolling by 1 hour, on a Saturday they only ...
... then escorted me to what I am sure he thought was a really flash hotel and said good bye and good luck. I had to press on him some cash for his trouble as he said in halting English " Indonesian Police help Tourist, no pay" As he rode off I was again amazed and thankful for the generosity of another human being, and I made the decision to find a slightly more suitable hotel.
While not setting out to achieve any particular thing on this ride ...
... they will live for that day. (Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Belgium, USA,) The country will determine the distance and conditions that group will experience to collect their water.
A Kenyan walks 2km (in the heat) carrying backpacks with weights to simulate carrying a baby, and an empty water jug. After the 2km journey they will reach the water source and will fill up their jug and walk 2km back to the classroom. They will only be able to drink ...
... smoke every 20 minutes.
After a long hike down we arrived back at the hostel by 5 pm and pigged into a steak and chips - not very Indonesian but extremely tasty!
We left the hostel in another private car. It was nice to see Cemoro Lawang in daylight. We got to Surabaya airport early To regain some energy we had some food at an Indonesian restaurant followed by Dunkin' Donuts, A + W and then KFC in Jakarta. Another mad dash was required to an earlier flight as ...