We left padang in sumatra and spent three ...
Trip Start Nov 01, 2001
78Trip End ??? ??, 2003
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Last night we checked into a hotel with hot water showers, tv and aircon - sounds like a luxury - but it wasn't really that nice, just expensive! Looking for somewhere to change money here has been a nightmare. They only accept American Express - luckily Mike had some US dollar AmEx cheques...but since the signature on his passport is 9 years old and signed with M J Hall, whilst his travellers cheques are signed with Michael J Hall, no-one will accept them!!! At the moment, he is still searching for a bank...
Surabaya is a huge, modern city, full of wide roads, shopping malls, cinemas, karaoke bars, and young friendly people. If we could afford to stay longer, we probably would...but since most the hotels are expensive 3* and above, we are planning to head straight to Bali where hopefully, our money will stretch a bit further.