Muslim holidays and shady beer runs....

Trip Start Oct 28, 2009
Trip End Jun 07, 2010

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Flag of Indonesia  , Borneo,
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So after a short boat ride from Tawau in malaysia we arrived in tarakan Indonesia and along the way we met another canadian guy.  so once we dropped our bags off at the hotel we decide to find a cold beer and some food of sorts.  So we check in all the stores around the hotel but no one sells beer.  After checking with the girl at our hotel she tells us that we can buy beer in town.  She gets on the phone and calls who know who and gives us a address to go to.  So me and the other canadian guy jump in a cab and tell the cabbie the address and right away he has a laugh.  So me and the canadian guy look at each other and say lets go.  Now the cabbie pulls up to this boarded up bar on the far side of town with no lights on, the cabbie is telling us to knock on the door and we will be taken care of,  but no one answers so we decide to look for the back door,  after yelling hello a bunch we finally get a hello back.  We tell the guy we want to buy some beer but he keeps telling us he cant cause of the muslim holiday.  once he realizes we dont want to drink in his bar thats all closed up he gives us the thumbs up.  so when it came to the payment the guy had to call another person from down another dark hallway to verify the price before we could leave.  Now we have a cold beer and dinner is next and this is only day 1 of indonesia 
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