I hope you are all OK after the quake! Very, very sad for people affected by it, we're only getting bits & pieces of info, even online there hasn't been much of an update this afternoon. Our thoughts are with those affected.
Well, we're still coming over & I have some more questions for you. Firstly, I found a small amount of info on perahu penyeberangan, and a fascinating photo of the canals. I am wondering of anyone knows, please, whether/where we might be able to perhaps hire a perahu penyeberangan for an hour to explore the canals, please. I know it's not a typical tourist thing to do, but very different to home & very interesting & I think it would be great.
Next thing that I've searched for but not found is a driver with a 6 plus seater vehicle and a baby car seat for us to hire to go to Taman Safari and maybe Taman Mini, too. How hard/easy would this be to organise on the spot over there, do you think?
Next, would anyone know of a camping/fishing shop, please? I don't know whether that sort of thing might be made in Indonesia & therefore cheaper, or whether it would be impotred. We'd be looking at very light weight sleeping bags & river & beach fishing gear (sorry, not my area of expertise, that's my husbands & daughters area!).
Although I haven't read anything on it, I assume laundry is easy enough to get done outside the hotels, is it? Or should we be sending it to the hotel laundry & paying more? In Bali we usually send it out & it comes back beautifully folded & smelling wonderful for just a few dollars.
I would like to stock up on garam laut whilst we're there & I'm wondering if I should get up early & head to a morning market or whether there's somewhere else I could buy it? The Indonesian seasalt is so good to cook with & unlike anything here in Australia.
Lastly (for now) - if I happen to overshop (!), does anyone know, please whether Samsonite suitcases are readily available & whether the prices are reasonable. We have a luggage shop here in Sydney where I can pick up an oyster case for about <Rp 1,500,000(AU$170) and I'm thining maybe I should grab one before we leave.
That's all for now!
Thanks in advance for your help!