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Natural hot water flows continuously

So we left the hotel in Bandung and trusted our driver completely. He says he knows a suitable accommodation for us on the way to Pangandaran. We stopped in the town Garut. The hotel is simple, but has large rooms with two double beds per room. It was really cheap so each couple took one room. Only locals come to this hotel.

 

There was no air conditioning, but that’s not necessary, Garut lies in a mountainous area so it’s cool here. The bathroom is different than the ones I know in Indonesia. The bak mandi (tub) is really low. Indonesian tubs are high, you may not get into the tub, but just scoop the water and pour it over the body. So this tub is low, filled with hot water and the water is flowing continuously. So I asked the chambermaid how to use the tub. She explains that the tub is filled continuously with water from the hot springs.

Our huge room
So after you take a bath outside the tub you may get into the tub. Yeah, what a lovely surprise!

 

We slept well that night until we were woken up by the mosques and people yelling "sahur!, sahur!" (breakfast before sunrise).  The sound of the mosques kept on and on ‘till the sunrise. This is a strong Muslim area. The walls were made of braided bamboo, so we can hear sounds clearly. At sunrise we fell asleep again.

 

When we woke up, we headed to the restaurant. All chairs were set on the table and a boy was cleaning the floor. I asked, “where can we have breakfast?”. “Breakfast?” he looked surprised, “ That was this morning at 4 o’clock. We don’t serve anymore, it’s ramadan”. Wow, is this a hotel in Mecca?? We couldn’t buy anything to eat anymore in the hotel.

 

So with empty stomachs we continued our journey hoping to find a restaurant elsewhere. But all restaurants were closed, even the McDonalds was closed. I was told that the mass threaten restaurant owners and insist closure during the day.

 

Later that day we found a bananastand on the roadside, where we bought bananas for brunch. Another stand sells pineapples, we ate these for lunch, they were so juicy and extra delicious...

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Natural hot water flows continuous…
Natural hot water flows continuou…
Our huge room
Our huge room
In front of a room
In front of a room
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Children asking to be photographed…
Children asking to be photographe…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
a river - Route from Garut to Pang…
a river - Route from Garut to Pan…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Buying banana for the empty stomach
Buying banana for the empty stomach
Eating juicy, most delicious pinea…
Eating juicy, most delicious pine…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
Stopping to enjoy the view - Route…
Stopping to enjoy the view - Rout…
Me in the Sawah (Ricefields) - Rou…
Me in the Sawah (Ricefields) - Ro…
Me walking between the muddy fields
Me walking between the muddy fields
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from Ga…
Sawah (Ricefields) - Route from G…
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photo by: IndoMaluku