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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... We double and triple checked it, we had definitely gained an hour of time somewhere over the Java Sea. Our driver kindly gave us a language lesson on the way, the only bit of which our knackered brains could manage to keep was Thank You - Terri-Ma-Ka-See. After repeating this thirty times it stuck, but I feared that once we slept it might be lost to us again. Sama Sama may be friendliest sounding 'you're welcome' we've ever heard. Around the corner from the guesthouse we stopped ...
... the phone. We managed a few hours sleep before the 3am World Cup final, and joined the hordes of German holidaymakers in Lebong cafe. We chatted to an older Australian traveller whilst the rest of the pub's patrons bit their nails for almost two hours before cheering briefly and then willing the final whistle to blow. They're an odd lot, these football ...
... was some discussion over where the stapler was and who had it last after we left with it! They seemed delighted to see their stapler again. That night we had dinner in what I think was essentially someone's front room! It only had a couple of tables to choose from, the drinks were kept in a normal fridge and our cook looked like a grandmother. Our meals and drinks came to less than £7 too! I think it was about as local as you could get! And there were no mozzies ...
Well, where to start........
It was a day starting by deciding not to upset the locals and travel up on the bus (2 hours it took) in costume.
So there we were greeted by the most stunning trolley dollies (Bali style) at La Lucciola carpark.
We were then asked to get on the bus for our long trip up to Villa Dewa.
Breakfast was provided in true Desmond style, all class, see picture attached.
After driving through some of the most spectacular countryside we ...
... called the luwak. At the end of your walk they take you to a sitting area where you try numerous coffees and teas. Regular, vanilla, coconut and mocha coffee, drinking chocolate, ginger tea, saffron tea, mangosteen tea, red rice tea, etc. Each drink has different health benefits: vanilla for relaxing, ginseng for energy and the brain, mangosteen for cancer and cholesterol, etc. For $5 you can try Kopi Luwak which we did of course ...