Surabaya --> Malang

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"Hello Mister ...", Malang, Java, Indonesia
Everything went smoothly. Our friend Michael picked us up there by car. On our 60-mile drive to Malang we received our first impressions of the country. First of all: Indonesia is incredibly crowded! Compared to California it covers less than a third of the area. But about 127 million people live there. The volume of traffic is simply unbelievable. I remember a quote from Lonely Planet. It roughly read as follows:
"If you [as a pedestrian] try to croos a street in Surabaya don't wait for the traffic to fade away. Since that will never happen. Don't look for traffic lights. You won't find any. Cross your fingers behind your back instead, say a short prayer and take your chances.
Shoe servive, Malang
The safest way, though, is looking for some locals and join them!
Not too encouraging. But definitely true. It took us two and a half hours to reach our final destination by the way. On the map there are gaps between the different villages and cities. In reality the whole distance between Surabaya and Malang turned out to be one single city.

In Malang we quickly reached Michael's house where his wife Doris and their 1-year old son Aaron were already waiting for us. We handed over some presents that had been given to us by members of their families. And I presented Michael a the so called "Kicker Sonderheft" which comments on every aspect of the upcoming soccer season in Germany. He was sooo thankful! :-D Afterwards we had a great dinner. Then they told us the most important facts about Indonesia in general and Malang in particular. Both ofd them had learned Bahasa Indonesia and spoke the language fluently. They helped me with some of the phrases I had learned in advance and gave me some useful tipps. Ok, enough for today. We were dog-tired!
mzunguang says:
what a cool honeymoon!! that was a fantastic starter...waiting to see the rest:) i love that your photos really do tell a story:)
Posted on: Aug 29, 2007
noran says:
you really capture indonesia through the deep side of it :)
great photos.
Posted on: Jul 08, 2007
inikeke says:
glad to know you...
those are great-real life captured-pics!
love them.. :)
Posted on: May 25, 2007
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Hello Mister ..., Malang, Java, …
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Shoe servive, Malang
Shoe servive, Malang
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