Novotel Surabaya Hotel and Suites
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Short flight of only a few hours today, pretty uneventful.
So back in the 30's, Surabaya was an overnight stop, but of late I have found it elusive, it has been the hardest to research over the years, there seem to be no records or any particular knowledge of the history here... But I had a cunning plan.
I'd start by taking some nice ...
... the fresh air I was shocked by the sheer freezing temperature. I had wondered why the others had been layering up in the car, putting on thick proper winter coats with hats and gloves. Now admittedly we had been told it would be cold but seriously no one prepared us for that. We could see our breath! That's not cool when all we were wearing was leggings and thin cardigans. Then to make it even more of a painful experience we were made to ensure an open air jeep ride through ...
... Tangui and Camp Leakey. The feeding stations were set up for rehabilitated orangutans that were victims of the illegal pet trade. They are taught the basics of forest dwelling and gradually released back into the wild. At the first station there were still bananas from the day before, meaning that the Orangutans hadn't been. Apparently in February/March the forest is full of fruit and so you are less likely to see them. We waited for about an ...
... wearing shoes, sunglasses and a tank top, despite me making absolutely no attempt to do so. From my position outside I could still look into the mosque and see the people bowing down on the floor, praying to Allah. There were also 3 basketball courts outside the mosque, much to my surprise.
After bidding farewell to Felix and Chay I flew on to Lombok, my next destination.
Other Surabaya Observations
Not much to report here, though I would like to ...
We woke and had breakfast and discussed the aims for the day. Firstly we had to get into the centre of the city and sort out the tour to Mount Bromo, which was the real reason for coming to Surabaya, as well as buy tickets for our move on to Bali, and then we could maybe think about some sightseeing. We walked out of the hostel and flagged down a passing taxi, however, we couldn't make him understand that we wanted to go to the ...