Trip Start May 13, 2013
15Trip End Jun 01, 2013
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On the way back our driver stopped for a couple off photo opportunities before guiding us through and extremely muddy paddy field to a small water hole that was in fact a hot spring
We were back at Cafe Bintang by 8 with a whole day to kill, Rob was keen to explore another hot spring mentioned in LP just beyond a waterfall we had visited on our way back. However nature intervened with one of the most spectacular rain storms I have ever seen. It lasted most of the morning so we amused ourselves by sleeping and hanging out with the staff at the cafe.
After lunch we set off to find the hot spring. The volume of water coming over the falls had increased dramatically since this morning but we pressed on. Just beyond the falls we entered a village where a lady told us there were no hot springs near here, she was however for a small fee able to provide us with a cup of local coffee and some home cooked rice
The evening meal was possibly the best but most bizarre we have had on the trip. Rob had been accosted by a local tout asking us to try his new restaurant that night. He told us to be there at 7pm. Rob was intrigued so agreed. To get to the restaurant you had to be directed by locals as there was no signage to it. I knew it was safe though because on the way we passed a house where there was a group of people both inside and out saying the rosary. When we got there the only other people there were a couple of older Australians who had the most interesting journey through Indonesia. They appeared to be the most unlikely looking travellers I have ever seen. More suited to tuning In to the the parrot on 2GB than exploring some of the more remote recesses of Indonesia. We talked for a good while but no meal was forth coming, a lot of banging and loud talking from behind a bamboo partition that passed for a kitchen. Ultimately a group of six young Germans arrived and miraculously the food started to arrive. One menu option and that was all. Banana Flower rice and some sort of thickish soup but it was magnificent.
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