Trip Start Feb 07, 2004
75Trip End Dec 15, 2005
The differences between East & West is quite noticeable: villages with electricity, satellite dishes, fatter cattle, schools with children in uniforms and greener. These only became more apparent as we screamed along the hilly, windy and narrow road for the next 5 hours into Kupang.
Bustling with motor-scooters, mini-van taxis and people, yet Kupang has nothing of special tourist interest, apart from my first Bintang beer! (all the tastier in the heat and when paying with rupiahs)
A very friendly place, people always practicing their English on you with "Hello Mister, where you from?" even from motorcyclists going the opposite direction! We decided to dodge the 17+ hour ferry to the northern Island of Flores, so it's a quick 40 minute flight tomorrow instead!
BEST: Cold Bintang
WORST: Warm Bintang
FUNNIEST: John's face after eating Chilly!