Pantai Timor Hotel
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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 ...
If you watched JJ Abrahms tv series 'Lost' or for those of a different generation 'The Prisoner' (#6 and all that...) you might get an idea of the predicament we faced today. As of yesterday and running into this morning there was utter confusion as to whether there was a way of getting off of Rote Island sooner rather than later. Our visa is running out and the Danish couple staying here with us had a flight to Bali at 5pm today ...
... 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 ...
Like all good plans my decision to make an early start was put on hold by meeting two charming guides from the Indonesian tour guides association at breakfast. A simple good morning always seems to turn into a long chat. Great blokes and a fund of information. Then a short backtrack to a little village Maubisi to look at and of course buy a couple of Ikat weavings. It sure is fun speaking no Indonesian but for a few words,and having a very poor map with hardly anything ...
... track road. The sheer drop on one side and the very windy road even made Ally feel a little sick! The many potholes also made the journey very bumpy to prevent us sleeping, though Cat seemed to manage it quite successfully. After descending from the cliffs (lucky on the road and not into the sea) it moved inland and through traditional villages and over enormous riverbeds, empty as it is the dry season. Apart from these there were other buildings that were ...
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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