Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Banjarmasin
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... the smoky air revealing a much dryer terrain than I had expected. A solitary ice-cream motorbike man (yes- move over Mr Whippy) represented all the hawkers that could've showed up and along with the toilet usage fee I escaped the terminal with spending merely 71 cents for an icy pole and a wee.
In the past in Indonesia the words "tourist bus" have been used to mean many things so imagine my delight when a soft seated, ...
... a tad unbalanced with the motion of the boat..not sick...just felt out of sorts so no dancing for him. So once again I grooved on with the crew!
SOon after crew members put on the LOndon Pub Night COmedy show. OMG what a scream!!! Retiring for the evening I sat on our balcony and watched the swell and the white caps bashing up against the hull and wondered what was swimming beneath us.
THis morning I awoke early to a rather calmer sea ...
We left Bali, a group of 6 for the long pilgrimage to the jungle home of the native Dayak people in south Borneo. For the 'rainbow gathering' (hippie commune in the jungle, for 1 month).
This involved numerous long bus and taxi rides and 2 boat rides. In all a 5 day affair of non stop traveling.. Quite absurd when the flight was probably much cheaper! but it was all taken as part of the group experience (and to avoid supporting the consumption of excessive ...
Banjarmasin is a big city--it sprawls for miles--but does not have big buildings or much tourism. We landed at a tiny airport (half of the planes were prop planes) and made our way into the city to figure out how to leave the city (to get into the jungle and see Orangutans). We looked into getting a bus, but it was filled up for the next day already and flights on that day were expensive, so we had to wait another day to ...
... where we had planned to travel around the island but, inevitably, we found ourselves in the same routine of waking up after the sun had set so had no time to see what else the island had to offer.
We spent another 5 days in Bali before heading off to Thailand (which we have now been here for 4 weeks... A bit behind on the blog!)
p.s I want to wish Jenny a happy and safe travels, We're both looking forward to seeing you in LA :)