Rocky Plaza Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... animals of the local fauna, tools and weapons used by the ancient people as well as jewelry in the form of crowns and tiaras. The star of it all was the information on "Homo Floreseinsis". A missing link in the evolution of modern man found at Flores, Indonesia in 2003. Standing at only 3.5 ft, it's been nicknamed the Hobbit. After here i continued my bimble around town from the previous day, exploring the main market and taking a stroll along the Sungai Batang Aram ...
... We walked a bit along the beach to find a little hut (there were many of them) with a few plastic chairs set out under a couple of palm trees looking out to the sea.
Our drink of choice was a coconut. To be honest, I didn't really enjoy the taste too much but it was mandatory to get the right exotic feeling.
The coconut was followed up by a swim in the Indian ocean. The water was probably warmer than I would have my shower set at ...
... I will soon have to get used to again! Stephan and I head out for a wander in search of the next beach yet after a 20 minute walk a local hurries up though the undergrowth leading to the beach waving his arms in the air. After several minutes of charades we manage to grasp that he is telling us not to go any further because they are using explosives in hill in the initial stage of building a new road. Therefore we follow him down to the beach and head back, having to wade through ...
... who was heading up the hill with 2 locals to go paragliding. They kindly gave me a free lift to the top to Puncak Lawang which offered fabulous views over the whole lake – it was a shame I had not been the previous day when the sun was shining. Sadly the café was shut due to Ramadan so no lunch with a view for me.
Whilst there I met a Swiss couple who were with an Indonesian lady who worked at the zoo. They were playing with what I initially thought was ...
... early and going to bed late enough and LOTS of time in the car. It was an awesome trip with lots of sightseeing, TONS of food (and I'm *barely* exaggerating), and non-stop talking with the housewives. I really do love being out in the countryside here, it's truly gorgeous (with the exception of the trash everywhere). This trip just makes me even more excited to check out other areas of the country... and I'm just waiting to get to Borneo.. :)