To get a Klotok - Conseguir un Klotok
It is not easy to get a Klotok (Small boat with an engine that makes a noise that sounds like klo klo)
We wanted to visit the channels and we thought that in the river side we we would find a place were the klotoks were moored, but was unsuccessful.
We asked to many people and everyone said that they had a friend who could be called and he would come with the boat. Finally and desperate we told a gentleman to call his friend and effectively twenty minutes later it came the boat that would take us to visit the channels
To see the market the next day, we had to leave at 5:30 so we decided to hire the klotok through an agency, it was more expensive, but we could not afford not see the market (150,000 vs 400,000 Rp)
(10 vs 36 Euros)
No es fácil conseguir un Klotok ( Pequeño bote con un motor que hace un ruido que suena como klo klo )
Queríamos visitar los canales y pensábamos que llegando al río encontraríamos un sitio donde estuvieran amarrados los klotok, pero no fue posible .
Preguntábamos a la gente y todos decían que tenían un amigo, que le podían llamar por teléfono y que vendría con su barco. Por fin ya desesperados le dijimos a un señor y efectivamente veinte minutos más tarde llegaba el barco que nos iba a llevar a ver los canales
Para ver el mercado al día siguiente que había que salir a las 5:30 decidimos contratarlo a través de una agencia, era más caro, pero no podíamos permitirnos no ver el mercado ( 150.000 vs 400,000 Rp)
( 10 vs 36 Euros )
Lack of alcohol
It's very difficult to get a drink, since this is a Muslim area. You can get a glass of beer in the top hotels but it will be served in a glass covered by paper, so no-one else can see it is beer. That's islam for you.
- Business Travel
Just to prepare you on what to expect
From sunrise till late in the evening a stream of motorcyclists , cars , kijangs , busses...passes by. And the benzine they use is undoubtedly without an ecologic label.
The smell is immensely...
As for the motorcycles and so on...they appear to be going nowhere. It seems they have the greatest fun to drive arround..
Also , their driving manners seems a bit different then the European. We do stop as the lights turn red , we do drive in our own section.....