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Pangkalan Bun Kalimantan – an awesome visit with Bu Arfa and family

My time in Kalimantan will always be remembered… never really knowing what was going to happen next,  but always knowing it would be something worth experiencing…
Bu Cathy and I arrived latish on a saturday afternoon, having flown first from Padang to Jakarta and then fromJakarta to Pangkalan bun…. a little bit disoriented is a good way of describing it.  Bu Arfa and Bapak are there to meet us…..smiles, greetings  and into the car. On the way home a small visit to the newly opened Borneo mall…..packed with people

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Bright shiney and new! We mostly window shopped…. (they say they made 2 billion rupiah in a day….thats a lot of shopping!) Again on the way home we stopped off for a drink or 2 …enak sekali!!!

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The next morning….4:30am to be precise we were woken by bu Arfa and told we were going to see the sunrise with some friends who were waiting  downstairs. Bleary eyed we got ready for what we thought would  be a short trip ??? Haha! Wedrove and dozed. Eventually the state of the road woke us up

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Fresh  vegetables and tempe and tahu yummy !

We arrive at our destination having missed the sunrise, but a warm welcome and an interesting walk along the edge of the sea made up for our early rise.

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A fisherman trawling for tiny prawns – udang,

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A  boat in the process of being   built…..

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A beautifully textured seed

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The fisherman’s catch…

And later on a delicious picnic breakfast mmmmm!

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To be continued…..