Indonesia,

Tripoto
25th Mar 2017
Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar
Day 1

Beaches

All Indonesian beaches are coral. They look extremely pristine and layered as the water is transparent blue which allows a refractive peek into the coral belly of the water body. I went collecting shells and I collected some massive mother of pearl conch shells right on the beach the hotel hut was floating over

kayaking

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

trikora beach

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

mother of pearl shells

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

Hotel Bintan Laguna

So there are beach facing hotels and this one was on top of the ocean. So I had to walk 15 min into the ocean over really flimsy looking (but quite enduring)bamboo bridge to be able to get into my room or my hut. It was primitive in terms of construction so much so that you could be sleeping in the middle of the night and feel the waves hit the bamboo foundation my hut stood on. I was on an ocean cradle, being rocked to sleep. It was an extremely unique, adventurous, exotic and a pleasant experience indeed.

floating huts

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

the bamboo bridge

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar
Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

Fishing

When the hut is built on stilts in the ocean, it's obviously deep enough for fishing. I could simply open my window, look through the clear blue water, spot the fishes and throw my trap. The cach of the day gets cooked and is on my plate for dinner with localy brewed bintang beer. This is the local life and I enjoy living like Indonesians, when Indonesia !

Swing

This swing is also near my room. I got a relaxing massage just before I kept flying on this swing. This feeling of abandon and freedom is to die for.

the royal swing

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

fishing from my room

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

my catch for the day

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

catch of the day

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

waiting for our catch on the plate

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

waiting for my catch on the plate

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

bintang beer and fish

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

Currency

Do you want to be a trillionaire. Yes it's possible by spending only $ 100. The exchange rate in Indonesia is $ 100 = rp 1329361.90 as of 25th March 2017. Though it might not really buy you what you think a trillion can it took care of our one day stay and food.

I had a trillion when I entered the country and I thought that would buy me a world but because the prices of smallest things are in thousands eg, coconut water for rp 30,000.00 I could survive for only one day including meals and accommodation in a trillion.

Every country is a whole new different world and I learnt to never compare any two different places ..

Please do not mind the most commonly available souvenirs of Bintan !!!

I am a trillionaire

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

bottle opener souvenirs

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar

choose your pick ??

Photo of Indonesia, by Tirrtha R. Murbaadkar
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