Travel Blogs from Amed
... it's started hotting up now, but the views all around really are amazing! Driving across this huge plateau in the light is fairly slow as he picks his way between small dunes and grassy areas, you do now get a better perspective of how big it is. Surrounded by large mountains we can now see what we came down, and have to go back over. We seem to be driving across a big volcano crater with the 'smaller' volcanos all around. Again it's a slow climb to the top and the ...
... on the bikes, this time AK driving one and
SJ, sarong hitched up, on the back (the Indonesian women ride kind of side
saddle, dangling their legs over one side and often carrying large baskets or
small children. As SJ was a novice at balancing on the back of a moped she thought
it best to hold on with all limbs!)
We had a beautiful drive through the countryside as the sun
was setting. There were decorations along the side of the streets and everyone
was in ...
... all the service. (This, of course, did not prevent me from getting a $6 foot massage a few days later.) At our lodging, there seemed to be as many workers as guests.
Speaking of guests, we met a great couple from Perth. They traveled a great deal with their kids when they were young, doing 3-6 month trips, so they were very encouraging about our journey. (It's good to be reminded from time to time that we aren't completely crazy.) They even ...
... is very expensive. We stop off at Reef where we eventually chat to a British lady who had been serving some French at the Dive shop I think. She is utterly annoying. "We're full, people have booked since March and to come about diving at 6 o'clock when we're closing and in High Season." She then proceeded to ask other people when they had booked... February btw. I started walking away and the gall she keeps talking. I should have told her some people are more impromptu than booking ...
... in Karma), corrupt policemen who stop tourists and often locals driving to fine them for no good reason for their lunch money, and illegal cock-fighting which is enormously popular and entirely permissible... if you pay the police enough.
We arrived at Coral View Villas with little plan of what we would be doing aside from more lounging (except on beaches) and of course some scuba diving. We settled into the villa which is one of 20 or so with a ...
How has this villa rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service