I'm now at the start of what could possibly be 4 weeks where I'm only flying once.. So not much to tell really. I joined a gym to help relieve the boredom and have upped my efforts to try and learn Indonesian. It's coming, but I think the maids are starting to tire a little with me asking things all the time! Oh well, all they do is cook and do laundry so I think they like me messing their routine up a little. However, I am off to a place called Kendari and so there will be new victims to harass!
I did do a tour to a place called Malinau which was fun. The town was built up alongside a river and it seems that this serves a lot of purposes to the local folk.. Like for instance the toilets are all hovering on stilts above it, the kids use it as a playground, everyone washes in it and if I had stayed a little longer I'm sure I would have seen a recently deceased person float on by! I think the people there are immune from everything!
It was a nice change though as it's quite a quiet place. Provided me with a great chance to test my new camera.. It even makes it look like I am in paradise!
After this little adventure I now find myself in a hotel in Kendari - it's nice, but there is not a lot to do here unless you travel 2 hours by car. We have a driver though so might be tempted to get him into action.
The flight over here was intesting though as we had to climb to 13,500 feet - without oxygen. Now if any of you know about hypoxia, then you will know that spending 2 and a half hours at this altitude is not the best thing to be doing.. Constant checks on each other and looking out for any of the early signs were strangely at the forefront of our minds.. I think I suffered a little as I spent the first day here in bed with a headache.. Hmm.. Still, good human-gerbil experiment!
I'll do my best to write an interesting post next time, but it may be tough with nothing to do!
Bubye for now.