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... one insisted ferrys all canceled due to flying being so much cheaper. So in the end I flew. Which didn't get me all the tropical island views and small town stops that I really thought would be ideal holiday time.
Pekanbaru? Think industrial, dusty, dirty and shockingly hot.
Not much else to say on that town...
... like my doorbell at home.
But it does make you wonder what would happen if you (or a monkey) actually pushed it.
I'm not going to find out.
Plus - look at this interesting drink. It wasn't mine (I stuck to Coke Zero). Sweat in a can?
... Didn't buy any copies of copyrighted movies. But those that are in the theater now are on DVD within days. And they only cost between $1-2.
Did get a photo of 4 people on a scooter, although it is fuzzy. Didn't see any 5's on this trip yet.
Had a late lunch at one of the hotels - had a change of pace on the food as well.
One of my old co-workers works here now. He invited us to the normal Friday night game of frisbee football. Apparently most of the expat families meet at the international school every Friday. Then the guys play frisbee while the women talk and the kids play.
Hard to believe I ran around for over an hour. And the next day, I was SORE!!!
But the payoff - they had real pizza delivered. Much better than the food I was getting to eat.
... rice and you want knowww its a greaatttt taste .. deliciosoooo :D love this quiet city :D
2nd day we tried to exlplore this city.. we went to the waterpark and i think it was the only nice thing we could find in riau hehehe ;p We enjoyed the waterpark we swam until afternoon. after swam we went to Pekanbaru town, we found some malls / department stores in the town.