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December 5, 2016

A repeat at and around Surabaya

And I came back to Surabaya and Ngoro areas even going to Sidorarjo, by car! This is like my 7th trip to this area of Indonesia and always exotic and thrilling.

I had my first soaking wet trip under heavy rain that can get flooding very quickly here. I took the first low cost domestic flight here on Wings Air from Surabaya to Yogyakarta (see previous post); all very nice and quick and some exotic foods along the way.

I stayed here in my by now home in the area, the Somerset Hotel and Residences. Very centrally located and restaurant lane just a few blocks on foot from it. It is well located off the main highway for in and out quick which helps in traffic flooded Indonesia.

The hotel

While going to Yogyakarta , I had lunch at the restaurant Pringsewu in a magnificent setting with all exotic local foods some are even hard to remember or spell ! The grill fish is to kill for it thus. A wonderful coconut and orange drink as well. More here:

We did some walking in Yogyakarta around the airport as it is right in town; and we did drove to Sidoarjo where I took a city center picture passing by.

Surabaya has some nice shopping and the hotel is almost a whole property to itself with basketball, tennis and gym as well as pool areas. A great bar and night horror theme events where you got two for one drink at the Somerset.

Comparing to previous visits ,this one was a quicker more business like stay and it serves just to come back to some areas that by now looks familiar. It is a great stepping stone to Bali as well.  See search in the blog to read about other times in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Enjoy the photos and I move on…

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