Surabaya Plaza Hotel
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... 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 ...
... They stayed a while stuffing their faces with bananas, then they suddenly climbed really high up the tree. We heard more noise and then the dominant male appeared, he was huge. No wonder they escaped up the tree. It was amazing actually seeing these animals, we were only about five meters away. We were very fortunate that at all three stations we saw Orangutans. There were a lot of baby orangutans, some of these were very entertaining. ...
... as we peered over the protective railing down into the crater below, thick white smoke bellowing out intermittently. We stood here and enjoyed the moment, being so close to such a dangerous yet remarkable creation of this planet of ours. The whole time we breathed in the pungent smell of sulphur, which smelled vaguely familiar, perhaps from my chemistry classes years ago. We declined the nearby hawker's offer to buy flowers to throw into the crater as an offering, as some ...
... and at the very bottom was a lake of boiling grey water, which smelt of sulphur when the wind drove the escaping steam over the ridge where we were gathered. We lingered there for half an hour or so, fascinated by the power of nature, before finally descending the steps and returning to our 4x4. A quick drive and we were deposited back at the hotel, where we had breakfast of Nasi Goreng (an Indonesian spicy rice dish) and more grit coffee. It felt ...
The journey from Java to Borneo shows the ups and downs of overlanding quite nicely. To Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo (North East) from Surabaya (East Java, Indonesia) took just over a week of constant travel on boats, buses and cars. There were no tourists and no tourist attractions, no comfort (no bed even), but, there was real life on show everywhere and when you get there, you know how far you've been.
My principle of "if it's good ...