Pantai Timor Hotel
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04.8.2014 Kupang (Timor), Indonesia Km: 70825 Not get ahead / Komme nicht mehr weiter
After a few hours of sleep we arrive at 3 o'clock in the morning in Kupang. Of course, the stupidest time to find a hotel. Because today is National Day in Switzerland I light the fireworks, which I bought a few days ago. Then we put our mattresses on the port and try getting some sleep under the open sky. Then we look for a hotel and rest the rest of the day.
This is just a quick entry as we are on our way out of Darwin harbour and we might not have coverage for long. Spent a great couple of weeks getting ourselves ready visa monies etc & the boat ready for the rally. Had the barbeque meet heaps of people and especially at Tipperary Water Marina a great group. We sort of have a wee group that are all together a great team of neat people as well as trying to keep in touch with the others. There ...
30% of the population live below the poverty line in Timor and I was going to join them! I took the cheap 1 hour flight from Ende in Flores and landed at Kupang, the capital city, a crazy place full of motorbikes, bemos and buses driving at ridiculous speeds weaving in and out and not caring whether anyone got killed in the process. I had the address of a homestay written down to show the ojek driver and he nodded and "thumbs up" when I showed him so I ...
... that looked like a small leach going nuts swinging from left to right and twitching. Somehow a gecko had become detached from its tail which happens quite easily apparently. Male gecko's fight and bite the tail off of the looser. The looser grows his tail back but lives the shame of not having a tail! We saw the loser scampering around under the bed. Check the video out, the tail kept moving like it was still attached for ages! ...
... the hotel we each got Ojek's (man on a moped) to take the 3 of us for the local price - not the Gringo price. K and Hannah zoomed off into the distance while my bike had 40kgs of weight plus 2 grown men! Awkward!!! We arrived at a tiny airport again, where it was complete chaos. Staff actually wrote out your boarding pass which is a first! They tried to charge us excess baggage ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsPantai Timor Hotel Kupang
RIP sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, half read 'Angela's Ashes, flowery sleeping dress from Bangkok, and I-will-never-forget-you-beloved-pillow-I-don't-remember-EVER-sleeping-without-since-I-was-a-child!
Do not stay here! We left behind everything that touched the bed after discovering it had bed bugs. 'Nough said!
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