Posts Tagged ‘Warung Peuteuy’


The beach beckoned, as did quiet roads. Away I cycled, off the beaten track and through the rice plantation landscape to the beach. Tonight I will lie in my hammock, listening to the waves crashing on the shore.

The rice fields in the late afternoon light

The rice fields in the late afternoon light

The quiet road was also a bit bumpy. I had my second flat tyre in two days, and so decided to change the whole tyre. Also, as I could barely stop yesterday on the steep hills in the rain, I changed the brake pads too. The whole lot took over an hour, with the whole village watching.

Village entertainment

Village entertainment

I had my standard downpour at 2 today rather than 4. Time to eat some duku and manggis. ☺

Downpour

Downpour

Tomorrow will be a day meandering along the southern Java coast. Yay!


‘Come to my house!’
It was getting dark as I passed his house. What welcoming smiling faces after a day of traffic jams, fumes and noise.

Family

Family

Putrid air thick from the black fumes coughed out by the bikes, trucks and cars without filters. A packed road with trucks, cars between the trucks, and motorbikes between the cars – and then me, squashed between everything. Then there was the eternal noise of engines struggling up hills, or overtaking to get one car in front in the mayhem. And, to top it all off, my first serious banjir (blocked drainage causing the roads to turn to rivers). The traffic jam only lasted for 70km. The last 30km today had so few cars I could cycle at my own speed (in the rain).

Macet

Macet

Banjir

Banjir

Rain ahead

Rain ahead

Thanks Dony in Bandung for a great night last night!

Dony and team

Dony and team