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Travel Blogs from Pontianak
We were told the bus station was an hour away, so we left
at 5:30 for our 7:00 bus...and got there at 5:45. That was a quick hour! Oh well. Two of the things
that traveling teaches you is how to be patient and how to wait. We all
had plenty of space on the bus, as there were only 9 passengers on a
37-seat "coach" bus. We were very glad not to be packed in there for the
9-hour bus ride, and the ride was quite enjoyable, actually. I did ...
Had a very relaxing sea day today (my favourite days are the sea days). We crossed the equator and the ship performed the ceremony of Crossing the Line which is an initiation rite in most Navies. It commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the equator. First timers (pollywogs) must kiss the cod ...
We left for the airport at 6 am and had to hang around the airport in Kuching as our flight to Pontianak was delayed for about 1 hour. It was such a short flight - it only took like 45 minutes.
In Pontianak you really get a visa on arrival for Indonesia for 30 days - but you cannot extend it. From the airport we took a taxi to the Mercure - yes you won't ...
... sure about that. We arrive in Pontianak which is a really little airport where we have to buy a visa on arrival (VoA), it costs 25USD each and the process is pretty good and passport control are happy & friendly. Our hotel offer a pick up service which we requested but did not get confirmation, but as we come out of departure there is a small man with a sign saying Mr Kim Richings. The Gardenia Resort and Spa we've chosen is lovely all ...
... couple of friends and at 19.06 the Captain blew the ships horn (not sure of the nautical term maybe it's a whistle?).
We are now in the Northern Hemisphere and you know we didn't even feel the bump as we crossed over :).
Earlier in the day it was fun time around one of the pools, King and Queen Canute along with some pirate friends were performing a ritual for crossing the Equator by anointing passengers with ice cold water before throwing them into the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet