Hotel Santika Pontianak
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Our next destination is Sungai-utik. This is an Iban village, the Ibans being a subtribe of the Dayaks; and the Dayaks being the majority indigenous tribe in Indonesia. Our reason for the visit is simple. Sungai-utik has won plaudits for the way they have fought, against all the odds, to protect their heritage. Everywhere in this part of the world …
... as twice a year in March and September there is no shadow. Having more precise technology they have recently discovered that it isn't in the correct place, so about 50 metres away there is another point that is precisely 0 degrees. We stood in the middle there and the driver took our photo. There were markers for north south East and west. After we were taken to a museum that showed us the Kalimatan history and ...
... in the rain! Once it eased after about 20 minutes we found a shopping centre so went in to cool down in the air con! If we were anywhere else that we have been to previously there will have been an abundance of shopping centres, but in this one horse town there is only one. We are getting looked at by almost everyone and they smile and wave and ask where we are from. We are the only westerners here ...
... with corrugated roofs, some just wooden. They appeared to be on stilts with a wooded walkway to get to the front door. His is because the area often gets flooded by the river. It was very rural and appeared to be quite poor. We stopped after a while at a shack, where once again my only toilet option was a hole in the floor! We have not seen a westerner since yesterday and we did get stared at when ...
... is short enough to
be comfortable/enjoyable...and they still give us snacks!! Apparently
Boo does not enjoy them as much as I do, though....
Anyways, we got to Pontianak and proceeded to (try
to) figure out how to get across the border. We decided to try to get a
bus across the border because a) it is a fifth of the price of a flight
and b) the flight times result in a wasted day, anyways. In our quest to
book the bus, we were told that ...