TS Suites Surabaya
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We got into Surabaya around 8pm and only using the city as a stop over between Denpasar and Ambon. We had a little trouble finding our hotel as google maps led us astray. Our taxi driver had to pull over and ask for directions, in what seemed like a dodgy part of town.
The hotel was pretty basic but neat and clean and ...
... to set off from. On the way to Kumai and all along the river bank are large concrete buildings with lots of small holes in them. We found out from our guide these are bird nest farms, they are exported to China where they turn them into soup and jelly. Weird. In Hong Kong a bowl of birds nest soup can go for $100! Kumai has a large harbour filled with ships, ferries and Klotoks. Klotoks are the traditional wooden boats that take tourists into ...
... it worries the animals and our cats however everyone in Surabaya and everyone in our street is setting them off so I/We just go with it.
I am exhausted though, new medication and late nights and travelling have caught up with me and I can't concentrate on the cards so I head off to bed for a nap....but fail because of the noise of the fireworks.
I wander out again about 11.30 just as Glenn is coming in to wake me and we unlock the gates and ...
The drive to Mt Bromo takes about 4 hours, the last hour of which takes us high up into the mountains on a fairly narrow road with the occasional huge pot hole. The landscape up here is very different, instead of rice fields we see vegetable fields, mainly potatoes, onions, and lots of cabbage fields. Apparently this area is also famous for it Edelweiss flowers. We get to the very nice Java Banana Lodge (near the town of ...
... very smart in the kitchen. The meal Tylene made for us all was absolutely fantastic! However, I have to say it made me miss home…miss the fall weather and the time with family. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I have missed it too much these past few years in my life.
I am still trying to adjust being here away from family, friends, Max, and Nate. Luckily it seems to get easier and easier as the time passes. I ...