|Seabourn Encore in Celukan Bawang, Indonesia|
|Umbrella Garden - Semarang, Indonesia|
|The Semarang, Indonesia market might be small and dirty, |
but the women were warm and friendly
|If you are kind finding smiles is easy|
I told the driver I did not want to buy any, but he bought some anyway. I figured it was either for himself or it was going to be associated with Part II of the attempted ripoff. Either way, it was fine as I was seeing what I wanted to see and he was the only way I was going to be able to see it.
|Going Local in Semerang, Indonesia|
The food was actually quite good, once I got over the fact that my spicy fish clearly has been sitting out for a very long time and the anticipated effects of the ice tea would still be hours away!
After lunch my two hours was up (at least according to my trusty new watch…oh, and of course, my phone!) so it was time to head back to the ship. And that is were Part II of the attempted ripoff had me driven in long, windy circles, trying to extend the time so I would have to pay more. I commented a few times, “The port is over that way, isn’t it?” to which “Yes. Yes” was the reply each time.
|Two exotic bird "stores" in Celukan Bawang, Indonesia|
I fear these beautiful birds were probably illegally captured
|A Love Bird|
(I used to have one!)
Tomorrw will be my second visit to Komodo Island. This time it will be Seabourn Ventures program of kayaking and snorkeling on Pink Beach. I've seen the Komodo dragons and am hungry to have other experiences.