This opor-garai began equally a five twenty-four hours trip, as well as unexpectedly turned into a 12 twenty-four hours trip (more on that to come). So, this volition live a several business office blog!
The plane security brochure is such interesting reading material!
Another awesome persuasion of Mt. Fuji!
We took the armed services Space “A”(available) plane to Singapore, equally our jumping off betoken to Indonesia. The challenging part, is that yous cannot truly majority hotel reservations, etc. until yous province inwards Singapore inwards illustration something happens as well as yous produce non instruct on the flight.
When nosotros landed inwards Singapore, nosotros took an lx minutes long ferry ride to Batam, Indonesia. Now, permit the fun begin. Haha! When nosotros arrived at the ferry terminal it was nighttime as well as nosotros silent didn’t convey lodging. There was a hotel reservation kiosk at the terminal, but the language barrier was HUGE! Anyway, after 45 minutes trying to empathize the reservation agent, as well as vice versa, I was live able to discovery wi-fi as well as we booked our ain rooms! The 50 infinitesimal cab ride (but alone $10 US) to the hotel made me realize what the term “wing as well as a prayer” means! The cab had no spot belts, no caput rests as well as nosotros after determined the human didn’t fifty-fifty convey his lights on! Not to refer the fact that at that spot seems to live no traffic rules whatsoever. Exciting! The hotel itself was a overnice surprise. There was a lovely opened upwardly air lobby.
The staff brought us a chilled ginger drink. It was sweetness initially alongside a truly spicy aftertaste. Interesting.
The rooms were adequate. We were only happy to convey them! (As a side note, one room that sleeps iv people, is hard to discovery inwards Asia.)
This was a welcome sight to wake upwardly to!
This hotel is tiered as well as then that every room faces the ocean.
The beautiful, calm sunrise.
Most of the mutual areas did non convey walls. This is the restaurant.
The breakfast buffet had a really large selection, however, close of it was non what I would choose! (It is really hard to instruct pork bacon anywhere inwards Asia, particularly inwards the heavily Muslim countries. And I’m sorry, but chicken sausage as well as chicken ham….or fish ball, are pitiable replacements!)
We headed downwardly to the beach after breakfast. One large drawback- since Singapore is the 2nd largest transportation hub inwards the world, tar/oil would launder upwardly on the shore as well as instruct all over everything! So, non the best beach for swimming, nosotros presently constitute out.
My good-time gal!
Trying to dodge the tar balls!
Some R&R for me.
The puddle was nice, though, as well as then nosotros spent close of the twenty-four hours there.
I truly did relish watching the ships pass.
The beach was overnice for strolling, though.
We looked, but did non encounter whatever monkeys.
This was the hotel’s 2nd pool.
Room alongside a view.
We had unopen to practiced Indonesian nutrient for dinner.
But, Eva chose the hamburger as well as fries! This fair nipper was non made to pass an entire twenty-four hours at the beach. She got truly sunburned, despite the sunscreen.
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 pretty relaxing twenty-four hours overall.
On to business office 2….