Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... a crocodile -- the icon of Surabaya. The name Surabaya is derived from the words for shark (sura) and crocodile (baya) and there is a legend of a fight between the two where the shark ended up with dominion over the sea and the crocodile with the land.
Our next stop was the highlight of the tour -- a visit to the Surabaya City Hall (Pemerintah Kota Surabaya). The mayor's office gave us an official welcome, including a ceremonial tiger dance, a traditional welcome ...
... camping more than I thought I would, too. Our crew was 4 people, I think. Our guide, two people to drive the klotok and a cook. During the day we had a lot of free time, and would just hang and chat around the table or out in the sun.The food was good, standard Indonesian stuff which is every flavour at the same time. As long as you looked away when the cook was washing the dishes in river water you were fine. At night they put out our beds which ...
... I walked the opposite direction to the "corner stall/eatery" and surprised all of those eating lunch by asking the owner/chef for 2 orders of sate minus the rice, and could you please hurry. With the hot hibachi grilling the goat and chicken sate to perfection in less then a couple of minutes, I stepped back into the bus and surprised Gretchen with the treat. Best snack EVER, right off ...
... the parking gave me a very pleasant hour tour of mostly Dutch buildings and military monuments. They all insisted that I took lots of photos of these monuments which I cheerfully did, otherwise I would not be a real Tourist. Turns out that the hotel I choose is smack bang in the middle of the historic part of the city and occupies an old Dutch building, by accident I had landed in The Fremantle equivalent of Surabaya. Fifty meters from the most famous bridge ...
... Finally, the taxi arrived and we loaded our kit and ourselves into it.
Yogyakarta train station was a usual South East Asian train station, chaotic, vague and slightly aromatic. We occupied a few seats at the front and awaited our train, and though a few trains arrived and departed, they looked like local ones, barely capable of making it out of sight, let alone the four hundred miles to Surabaya. Finally, after a wait of bout ...