Swiss-Belhotel Borneo Banjarmasin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Outdoor pool
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... going up the crater she almost broke down, vomiting and sweating. After some longer breaks we finally reached camp 2 on the crater rim where we found out the we would sleep in camp 3 down in the jungle, since we needed to catch the last boat to the Gili islands the next day. Another good hour to walk for the poor girl.. but she made it and went to sleep immediately while the rest of us had dinner at the camp ...
... ones! We made all the right noises which prompted her to get more cups out and more flavours. Oh dear, what's happening. We reached a point when the mmmms and oh that's nice fizzled out and we moved us onto the gift shop. A few purchases later we headed to the car where our driver said that we made enough time to see the local wood carving and art shops. So we did. Some of the wood and art was dry well made and interesting. Shame we are unable to buy anything ...
... we were accosted by many locals but by far Pips favourite was the guy who shouted "you very lucky man, you have beautiful girlfriend" unsure what to say, a smile and "thanks" were all I could muster. Pip skipped to lunch, "best compliment ever" were her words. After lunch we headed back to the hotel and relaxed by the pool. We hadn't done this in what felt like ages. Before dinner we decided to research our activities for the next day. We felt that ...
The girl in the middle is Nanda. The first time I attempted to teach Nanda, she wouldn't say a word. I didn't know if she understood anything or not - probably not, because she wouldn't write anything down, wouldn't be able to answer my questions, wouldn't do anything she was told. Her only classmate, Michael, was also a really bright kid, and I guess the class was more suitable for Michael's pace than for hers. She was so little and timid though, I couldn't ...
... any case, it is a shame to see only this and to overlook all the rest of the rich cultural tradition found on the island. People here make the traditional ikat weavings and indulge in other traditional artisan handicrafts. These ikats are culturally crucial and are still exchanged between families as part of a marriage ...