Travel Blogs from Surabaya
... of the viewing point, I could feel the temperature dropping with every step and tightened my coat as much as it would go. The area to get the best view of the sunset was packed by the time we reached it. There were hoards of eager, pushy tourists poised ready with their cameras and iPhones desperate to not miss the best shot. I was too tired to get involved with the crowd so found a slightly more peaceful position further back on a bench. I figured I would rather be able to ...
... hard and chewy in texture.
There isn't a great deal to see in Surabaya from a tourist's perspective, though we did visit a monument of a crocodile and shark entangled in each other outside a zoo, which is an important monument here according to Felix. Perhaps it is something to do with the fact Surabaya is a port city. We visited the Zheng He mosque, the only Chinese mosque on Java I believe, where a man told me I couldn't enter the "mosquito" as ...
Finally at the 4x4 we resumed our seats and were driven around the craters edge, and down onto the very floor of the volcano. The volcanic ash was black as soot, creating a lunar landscape broken only by the 4x4’s driving across it and the horses which were hired by locals to carry unfit tourists to the top of the current crater. As we walked we passed a large temple built to present offerings to the gods to keep the volcano ...
... do last minute shopping and have lunch. From there we were heading to the airport to catch flights to our various destinations, some to homestay and others back home. I was heading to Makassar for my week visit to my sister school. We all said our goodbyes and I burst into tears because I was leaving some great newly made friends. My flight to Makassar was uneventful. As was my hosts picking me up I had no need for a taxi. My accommodation that had ...
... here they have stores all over the place, but sometimes they have the police come and raid these stores to catch them and lock them up. But the catch is that these same policemen tell the stores when they are raiding, this ensures that they are closed up on that day so they do not get caught…J
· The constant nervous laughter….Indonesians do not like conflict, so instead they laugh, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSahid Surabaya
Great location, near to everywhere. Friendly staff and great service. The facilities are decent, but some furniture are worn out. The air conditioner was not working well. Cleanliness could be improved as well. No wi-fi access from the room, guests have to go to the lobby to get wi-fi access. Nothing special about the breakfast buffet, no western food... but great fried rice. I'd recommend this hotel to travellers like me who don't stay much in the hotel - who uses the hotel only to put stuff, shower and sleep, because of its great location.
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