Singgasana Hotel Surabaya
Travel Blogs from Surabaya
... da wir im Vorfeld einen Flug aus Indonesien raus buchen mussten und nicht wussten, wo wir sein werden, führt uns nun der Weg nach Surabaya.
Hier bleiben wir nur eine Nacht zwischen unseren beiden Billigflügen. Aber wies der Zufall so will, haben wir uns ein relativ luxuriöses, aber sehr günstiges Hotel für diese Nacht gebucht. Schön!
Back on the bus. This time an overnight, 14-hour-long bus ride. We left Danau Toba at 6p or so and rode the bus all night long until we finally reached Bukittinggi at 8a. Oh, there was a 7p stop for dinner where we had our first experience with Padang-style food. Padang food is served with nasi (rice) and lots of small bowls of different dishes, …
... start to my day. As the sky grew brighter I grew more awake with it gaining energy and appreciation from what I was observing. It was the kind of thing a camera just cannot capture. Once the sun had fully risen and day was upon us we followed the herds of people back down the mountain to where our jeep was parked. I begrudgingly gave back my fleecy coat to the man in the shop after managing to resist buying it. So I was thrown back into coldness for the jeep ride down the ...
... Chay has a funny habit of doing press ups in secret the moment he is left alone in the room. This often resulted in Felix and I walking in on him topless mid-rep with a sheepish grin on his face!
Just before I left Surabaya I bought an Indonesian SIM card which proved to be an invaluable investment, as I used it a fair bit in the coming weeks. Though only in Asia would a SIM card cost 4 times less (3,500 Rupiah, about 20 pence) than the cost of the small snack I bought directly ...
... and at the very bottom was a lake of boiling grey water, which smelt of sulphur when the wind drove the escaping steam over the ridge where we were gathered. We lingered there for half an hour or so, fascinated by the power of nature, before finally descending the steps and returning to our 4x4. A quick drive and we were deposited back at the hotel, where we had breakfast of Nasi Goreng (an Indonesian spicy rice dish) and more grit coffee. It felt ...
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- Fitness/Health center