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Already it is a hot morning, have not slept much and only did fall asleep after the morning call to prayer. It will be sweltering later. Today is considered Day 1 of the intrepid tour. Day 1 is basically just a evening meet up with the guide and and nothing else. One thing I'm dreading is waking up early every morning. I'm not much of a morning person and I think the lack of sleep will get the best of me. We'll see.
I checked in at 12.30pm and saw ...
... when we got there.
After Monas we decided on lunch which was at their favorite (or one of their favorites) restaurant which was Italian. They had pretty good thin crust pizza, but Italian has a lot to do with cheese and the cheese here is not very good. It's okay, but it's nowhere near what the rest of us are used to.
Next we headed to Kota Tua (Old Town) which is a really cool area. Probably my favorite so far. It is a little square ...
... the best seat without asking for
it. At 5"11' and three quarters, I am among Asia's tallest men, and
that means star treatment on some of the worlds dodgiest airlines.
As we descended into the southern hemisphere, I saw the first hundred
or so of Indonesia's islands, sprinkled in between the great land
masses of Sumatra and Java. The islands were like tiny green and white
footprints on the turquoise canvas of the Indian Ocean, leading the ...
... had a monkey on a chain dressed up in clothes and a little helmet and was making it ride a miniature motorcycle by pushing the bike away from him and letting it go til the end of the rope, when he would stop it by pulling the chain that was attached to the bike and the monkey's neck. It was one of the first times I have seen animal cruelty in Asia. Most of SE Asia is Buddhist which believes harming no living being. The closest I've seen is one day when I was walking back ...
... crazy though and iv been bitten all over and my figners swollen from a bite too.
Iv been helping out in the kitchen a bit and learnt some cool recipes.
1. corn fritter - corn, flour, water, spices
2. Pesa Goreng (fried banana) Slice banana in half (not fuly) and dip in mix of flour, water and sugar and fry.
I also had cocunut ice ...