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Treading water in Kupang

sunny 31 °C

Happy New Year everybody! or as the say here, Selamat Tahun Baru!

On account of the East Timor embassy being closed for 'Christmas celebrations' on 11th of Jan, we found ourselves spending the weekend in Kupang, West Timor. The city is a pretty standard Indonesian city. Sprawling, noisy, traffic choked, no pavements, rubbish everywhere, no public spaces or parks, and public buses with obnoxious car audio systems going past every 2 seconds.

It's finally stopped raining and so we had to get out.

We hired a scooter for 4 quid, and headed off into the beautiful country side.

First stop was Baun for the morning market where we found these lovely pieces of meat for sale. Can anyone guess what they are?

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After chris purchasing a new dress and cap, we downed a quick 'Nasi Campur' and headed down the bumpiest road i've ever driven on (one for you there Christiaan and Shanna)

An hour later we are swimming at a gorgeous beach. Just us... almost. There's 12 guys at the entrance with 3 trucks who seem to have job to dig up the sand and take it somewhere, and they do a nice comedy routine driving the trucks, one by one into deep mud and somehow being surprised each time they got stuck.

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Finished the day with a meal and a few beers over a game of pool at a waterfront bar. There are worse places to be passing time.

Posted by dantheperson 22:56 Archived in Indonesia

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