Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Food, Fun and Movies

Well since I have been here I have frequented an Italian restaurant that has good food. So My recommendation for travelers coming here, are Stay at the Shrangri-la and pay for the good room and get the horizon club with it. Have the hotel at least make you a banana split. Also, check out Trattoria restaurant. It is located on 51 Dr Soetomo Rd. I have eaten lunch there almost everyday. If you are missing the states, you can have McDonald's delivered. Thats right, you can have a big mac delivered. The mall, called TP by the locals has a theater (referred to as cinema) on the fifth floor. The seats are assigned and even the bad seats are not that bad. I have seen two movies there, Die Hard 4.0 and Transformers. Both were really good. Although many critics give Die Hard a bad rep, the action and the story line was pretty decent and I enjoy the character that Bruce Willis plays.

It is hot and humid in the region, taxi fares are reasonable to cheap, and the people, for the most part, are friendly. No road rage, which is impressive considering the way people drive here. Have a good day and until next time.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Surabaya Update

Once Again I am hanging out in the totally cool Horizon Club at the Shangri-La in Surabaya. It has internet, albeit slow, but its wireless and free. So I take advantage. This week has been pretty slow. I plan on going to the movies with a friend tomorrow and see Transformers. It only costs 3 dollars here and the seats are assigned. If I buy a ticket for the seat next to me, no one will sit there, because it is mine. I just might do that.

I had the hotel make me a banana split last night, it was so good. I also had some arabic coffee. It was pretty good.

Well thats about it for now. Catch you later.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Surabaya adventures

Well, I have departed the fine city of Port Moresby and I am now in Surabaya. What a fun place. I am staying in the Shangri-La hotel. It is very nice, and staff is so attentive. I want to say hi to the staff of the GRO. Hey there.

So want adventures can I speak of here. The taxi rides are fun. The painted lane lines are just suggestions here, and everyone uses the horn. However, there is not a lot of road rage. So its fun.

Also, as you may imagine, I carry lots of little electronic gadgets to occupy my time when I ma on the road. All the gadgets power supplies are multi voltage (110-240) except one. My razor, I found this out after I blew up the transformer. So I might get one more trim out of it before the battery dies and it rests forever here in Surabaya.

That is about all for now. Check back for more updates.

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