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... We would have Lunch in a local house, simple but very good. The village was very nice more
developed and less traditional then most other villages I have seen,
though it was further away from any town and in the middle of the
jungle. It was wide spread, very clean and they took most of the food
directly from the jungle. I would watch 2 girls picking cacao beans
from the plant and eat it directly.
As digestive ...
... and dinner. With some help I
could order tea but apparently I had made a mistake as I got the tea in a
plastic bag...I was still stretching my legs from sitting so long and
did not want to sit down immedeatily so they thought I wanted it for
take away...so here I was sipping my tea in a plastic bag. Around 22h I
went back to the bus by then about 10 trucks were sharing our fate.
Somehow I knew that the problem would not be solved during the night and
... went into both. however I now know why their eggs taste so good, its because they cook them deep in butter! In the evening we chilled out and played dominoes with the guys, I still don't think there is much skill in dominoes until you get to the end of the game and you can count the number of pieces of a particular number used, but that is all you can do. Another good day in paradise.
The Next Day
So today was the second day of learning to ride a motorbike, we hired one ...
... bags at the travel place and went to the market. Market was pretty much the same as the others, fake everything and food stalls. Nathan also stepped on a nail. The day went fast and by now it was 5.30. We decided to go back to the same place for food as the previous two nights. We both ordered noodle soup. It took a while to come, we were clock watching hoping ...
... practice their English and we were too happy to oblige.
Our guidebook also suggested to visit the Fort de Kock (built by the Dutch) that sits on the hilltop overlooking the city. We paid for the entrance and realized that attached to it, is the bukittinggi zoo. I am already not very fond of zoos to begin with and I won’t lie, I felt like crying the entire time I was there. It was horrible, sun beaming on all ...