Travel Blogs from Ambon
... hotel outside Ambon by travelling by bemo(a small mini-van)and got back by ojek(moped or motorcycle)when a friendly Indonesian kid offered me a free ride back into Ambon. Had a pretty travel agent try to communicate with me in her office by using "google translates". Unfortunately Google translated Indonesian Bahasa into Kannada(an Indian sanskrit)which I find difficult to read.....very difficult...LOL. I am from Canada but I do not ...
... leaving the airport I have not seen any other foreign travellers. It seems this "white tiger" is one of the major attractions. Lots of young kids want to test their school-learned English on me, Hello mister". My present accommodation is only about $20. USD a night. A full meal can range from $3;00 to $5:00. A big 620 ml beer can be bought from the supermarket for $2;50. I can get use to this.
Our next destination was the capital of the Molukus islands, Ambon. Unfortunately, the flights to the famous Banda islands were fully booked and we enjoyed a day diving with Maya in the north of Pulau Ambon. We liked very much the ride through the villages and Ambon's trendy cafés and we made a promise to come here ...
... it has been sitting at room temperature does tend to temper one’s enjoyment.
Next Stop - Bali
If you know me then you can likely imagine my thoughts on padang food but really there is not much else to eat and I am pretty proud that I have been able to sustain myself on friend chicken still on the bone and rice.
Oh how I miss ...
... in Ambon and hosts one of the only known families of psychedelic frogfish in the world. On our visit, the site also featured the body of a dead cat bobbing in the water just off the shore. Yep, ‘muck’ diving is definitely not for everyone.
Next Stop – Banda Islands
Yes, Laha Village was a new experience. I spoke earlier in the blog about Asian bathrooms ...