Day 2, From Sikuai Island To Bukittinggi

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White Sand

In the morning, I took Raya for a walk to see the other side of the island. But, we didn’t get too far. I was afraid she would get tired. I got information from the hotel staff that we could walk around the island for 45 minutes through the footpath. It was a very long walk for a 5 year old girl (even for me). Actually, we could rent a bike, but I decided to use our time to play at the beach again. So, I rented a snorkel stuff for Rp 50.000,- and jumped to the sea.

 

Arin and I snorkeled in turns, because we rented only one (economical reason :)). I could see colorful fishes, yellow, white, blue, striped, and many. It was my first experience to snorkel. It was exciting. We didn't have to go too far to snorkel because the reefs were only 2-3 meters away from the beach.

 

Before I went out from the water, I insisted Raya to try to snorkel.

So relaxed...
She was afraid at first, but then she liked it. When I washed, she continued snorkeling by herself. When she was out of the water, her skin was much much darker.

 

Before we left the island, we took some photos, with us in them of course. We took the same boat to go back to the land, but the wave was friendly this time. It only took 40 minutes.

 

After we picked Tita up at Pangeran Beach Hotel, we went straight to Bukittinggi. We stopped at Sate Mak Syukur. The sate was mak nyus... (yum yum). We also stopped at Koto Baru to taste 'bika'. People said that it is like 'wingko' (a traditional cake from Java). But, I like wingko more because it is sweeter and match to my Javanese tongue. They both are made of grated coconut, glutinous rice, and sugar. The special thing about ‘bika’ is the cooking process. Each of them is baked inside a clay pot using firewood.

 

We had a short stop at Lembah Anai.

Alone
It is a famous waterfall in West Sumatra. The water was cold because it was from the mountain. Unfortunately, it was too closed to the highway, so the surrounding could not be developed again to be better tourism spot.

 

Since Tita wanted to buy an embroidery table cloth, we stopped at Pandai Sikek. We looked at several pieces of cloths, mukenas (praying stuff for female), and table cloths. At last, Tita only bought a piece of cloth and I bought… 2 pieces of cloths and 2 mukenas!!! One mukena was for my mother; still it was an impulsive shoppingL.

YantiSoeparno says:
Glad to know that ;-)
Posted on: Nov 08, 2011
rafeek says:
Informative and i can use all the information for my future travel...thanks...Shukran Yanti..
Posted on: Nov 07, 2011
YantiSoeparno says:
Yeah... thanks
Posted on: Aug 09, 2008
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White Sand
White Sand
So relaxed...
So relaxed...
Alone
Alone
The cottage under coconut trees
The cottage under coconut trees
The Young Snorkeler
The Young Snorkeler
A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place
The beach
The beach
Tsunami Escape?
Tsunami Escape?
Two Coconut Trees
Two Coconut Trees
What is it?
What is it?
In the morning at Sikuai Island
In the morning at Sikuai Island
Not fishing, but squidding!
Not fishing, but squidding!
Beach Alone
Beach Alone
Ha ha thats me!
Ha ha that's me!
3 travellers
3 travellers
Leaving the island
Leaving the island
The boat
The boat
Lembah Anai Waterfall
Lembah Anai Waterfall
In front of the waterfall
In front of the waterfall
Smiling at Lembah Anai
Smiling at Lembah Anai
The monkey at Lembah Anai
The monkey at Lembah Anai
Sate Mak Syukur, yum yum
Sate Mak Syukur, yum yum
Sate Mak Syukur Padang Panjang
Sate Mak Syukur Padang Panjang
Clay pots for making bika
Clay pots for making bika
The fire
The fire
Bika from Koto Baru, taste good
Bika from Koto Baru, taste good
Mirror mirror on the wall...
Mirror mirror on the wall...
Traditional Weaving Tool
Traditional Weaving Tool
I like blue...
I like blue...
Do we look nice?
Do we look nice?
A shop in Pandai Sikek
A shop in Pandai Sikek
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photo by: inikeke