The Hills Bukittinggi Hotel & Convention
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... who knows me knows: I
am crazy about cinnamon! What a pleasure to pass beautiful landscape with
jungle and rice paddies with the smell of cinnamon in my nose. When we
arrived in the village, I asked the welsh if he had smelt that too, oh
that was the Christmas smell...From the village we had to
walk through rice paddies to get to the flower. Because of the rain last night
everything was muddy and slippery, ...
... read about traveling in Indonesia Sumatra being challenging, I thought I was prepared, but obviously not:From
beautiful lake Toba in north Sumatra which by the way looks a bit like
the German Bodensee, I stepped on the 14 hour night bus to Bukittinggi in the
west of the island. My seat neighbor did not seem very happy with me as travel mate and ignored me most of the time just showed me his disappointment by showing an elbow in my side from time to time well we
... through the bushes it sounded bigger than a dog but I know it was a monitor lizard. We saw an owl and an eagle as well but we decided to abandon our plan as I also began to feel uneasy as for some reason I felt like their might be bees and I did not want to disturb anything. We decided to head back and arrived at shore safe with a boat filled with water. They said they were very happy we were back as they were worried about us. I asked why and they said "because there are bees on ...
... but it was an interesting experience. The hotel here is western in style and has amazing luxuries like hot running water, a sit-on toilet and toilet paper, so we’re happy to be spending today recovering our strength before heading south tomorrow and hitting the coast just south of Padang. We’re both excited to get to the beaches, as they are supposed to be beautiful. Next rest day is Sunday 31st, so next update likely to be on or around ...
... to go and see the Raflesia flower. There is an area nearby where it grows but getting there was such a mission. We found the "opelet" (shared local minivan) to take us there, got in but the driver wasn’t moving nor showing any intentions of leaving soon. I had a bit of fun with him practicing my Indonesian (thanks to my page and a half of phrases at the end of my guide book) and asked him when we would leave. He kept making ...