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INDONESIA | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Views [331]

Day 18.  Iboih, Sabang.


“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad” – George Bernard Shaw.


We have found that in Indonesia:

To clean your teeth, your legs get wet

To use the loo, you step up onto a stage

To eat, you wait a long time, so we bring a book or a journal

To get a ride, you wait no time at all

And to walk, you slip and trip.


We woke to heavy tropical rain on the tin roof.  It’s such a lovely sound when you are inside, all nice and dry and cosy warm. 


Snorkeling today we saw a lobster under a rock & a large fish relaxing, mouth wide open, getting his mouth cleaned by several small fish.  While underwater we could hear a rooster crowing from someone’s garden in the village!


A more comfy room became available at the place we were staying, so we packed up & moved, leaving the homemade bed with missing slats & going to a room with a real bed, proper supportive mattress and it’s own loo, shower & sink & lovely large white tiles!  Luxury. 


For lunch we went to a place called Dee Dee’s in Iboih, where we ate vegetable chapattis & coconut shakes.  Delicious!  The restaurant is on the edge of the beach & while we waited for our meals, we watched boats gently moving on their moorings & we could see parrot fish swimming in the crystal clear water.


We lazed about a bit today, reading on our verandah, where we were visited by 2 goats!  At 8pm we went for a wander to find something for dinner.  We ended up spending a whopping $7 in total for salad sandwiches, a chicken leg, hot chips a coke and a fresh watermelon juice.  Why would we ever go home?


We were told that the divers today saw a whale shark!  That’s why we came to this island.  I hope we see one too!

Tags: iboih, pulau weh, sabang, whale shark

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