Back to the land of rain and grey clouds
Trip Start Aug 02, 2012
19Trip End Aug 20, 2012
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Another 16 hours back via Singapore and we land in Heathrow !
Up at 8.30 to another wonderful day and full English for breakfast (well the bacon was strange) and it did describe it as an American breakfast but we all know the Americans don't have grilled tomato's so it had to be an English breakfast. After wandering across the road to find a geocache I am now relaxing by the pool, with helen doing lengths. We have to check out in half an hour (12 midday) but our flight is not until 8pm tonight so we are going for a wander and relax down by the beach !!!
We have just got down to the beach area and spotted the largest water park with huge slides !!! Helen was not amused as we could have spent the afternoon here but all the swimming costumes are packed away in the rucksacks back at the hotel, so we are running the gauntlet through the street side shops(stalls) oh I do want a tattoo, that cheap plastic bracelet, that mass produced (individually crafted of course) wooden painted unknown object and a tea shirt with everything imaginable printed on it (apart from what I want) lol !!
There is a lovely cool breeze today (when you stop in the shade of a cafe) which we are currently doing for fresh juices, but out in the afternoon sun it's vicious, the heat is unbearable and the humidity so high you might as well jump in a hot bath and row round the streets, the smells are from fantastic (waft of food) to dire (probably open sewerage)
Left hotel at 5pm on the dot and so far we have gone through x-ray with our bags then we went to check into the flight (isn't that the wrong way round) and then we had to pay 450,000 rp transport tax, which was a pity as moments earlier I had just swapped all my rp notes to £. When I went back to change the £ to rp they would not accept any coins which they gave me 10 minutes earlier and as most was in £1 coins I was now ?!?@?! !! After arguing he finally swapped my money back to square one less a £20 handling charge !!!!
Nice of someone to tell us before hand !!!
Anyway booked on both flights with boarding cards and sitting at the first gate awaiting our first call in around an hour. As we only have 1 hour from landing to taking off at Singapore I will not be updating there, so next login will be when we get home Monday lunchtime.