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The ride from Quality Hotel to Manado's airport takes about 15 minutes by car at 5:30am. Sam Ratulangi airport is just like any other airport in Indonesia, small and cramped and filled with people that don't know how to stand in line. I thought Jakarta was bad, but Manado people are even worse. They will consciously push you out of the way to be …
... add more pictures to yesterday's post because the upload thing would not work last night. Sadly, there are no pictures from today. Sorry.
# of countries: 36
# of cities: 75
# of bus rides: 19
... cool respite of Plaza Indonesia. After little debate we settled on Fatburger for our first meal, followed by a coffee.
After wandering around the malls aimlessley for an hour or 2 we hit up Bread Talk to grab some food to take back to the hotel for a quiet (and early) night ...
D1: Arrived in Jakarta after 11pm via HK. As we were approaching Jakarta airport, tropical thunders cracked loudly while lightening lit up the dark sky around the airplane. I was quite nervous for a bit while kids slept soundly next to me.
D2: Took morning train toward Yogykarta. After a while, the scenery became repetitive with rice fields, hills, mountains, villages, and tropical landscape. Arrived Phoenix Hotel near dusk.
... very odd. When we got back to the apartment I googled it and to my absolute horror discovered that you simply cant buy anything but beer in Java unless you go to a specialist shop and pay around 200% tax - meaning a bottle of Gordon's gin would set you back £60. Oh well, I had been meaning to get healthy on this trip so it looked like this was the time!
During my research I did however discover that in a mall in the south was a supermarket called "Kem Chicks" ...