Hotel Santika Pontianak
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Travel Blogs from Pontianak
... 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 ...
... be humiliated. Four ship employees who had not yet crossed the equator were put through the ceremony. Very funny, otherwise a lazy quiet day.
We keep hearing about a huge ice storm hitting eastern Canada. Hope all friends and family are safe & warm, please be careful driving.
... it really is a Mercure Hotel and we enjoy the luxury for one more night before heading out to the jungle and living on a klotok for a couple of nights.
In the lonely planet I found a restaurant "Panorama" where we wanted to enjoy some nice seafood with a view on the river. Unfortunately we never go there. The taxi took us in a totally different direction ...
... really taking any notice of the traffic regs. The roads and scenery is like being back in Vietnam. The monument sits exactly astride the equator and we have to walk around it a couple of times.............cos you can!!!, so today we have crossed the equator both ways around 8 times! The round trip has taken a couple of hours so will cost 200000Rp. Back in the room I'm still not quite right so we intend to chill this afternoon and watch a bit of ...
... couple of friends and at 19.06 the Captain blew the ships horn (not sure of the nautical term maybe it's a whistle?).
We are now in the Northern Hemisphere and you know we didn't even feel the bump as we crossed over :).
Earlier in the day it was fun time around one of the pools, King and Queen Canute along with some pirate friends were performing a ritual for crossing the Equator by anointing passengers with ice cold water before throwing them into the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services