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Pangandaran, West Java

sunny 33 °C

The delicious and memorable meal with which I ended my last post has proven to be even more memorable due to the dose of gastro it gave me. There’s only circumstantial evidence mind you, but Trudy (wisely in hindsight) took the vego option and this is the only meal in which we’ve differed, so it’s getting the blame. Nothing too bad luckily, just an afternoon and evening tucked up in bed – thank god for the antibiotics we slipped in our travel first aid kit, as important as the Vegemite I forgot to pack!

Anyway enough of that, this post is about Pangandaran, a pleasant seaside resort town on the southern coast of Java. We only spent a couple of days here, strolling the streets, doing a little shopping, drinking a little beer. We lucked out again with our hotel, only small but very stylish. The two local blokes running it were extremely friendly. They’d come and sit with us and have a chat at breakfast, they kept offering different local foods (I went to take some noodles from the buffet and one insisted on cooking me up a fresh lot) and just generally amuse the guests with their over the top friendliness (I say this in the most positive way). When they heard I was unwell they even made up some toast and juice and brought it up to our room - no charge!

The Lonely Planet didn’t give this town a very good review at all but we found it a nice enough town and an easy place to relax (and recuperate) for a couple of days. You be the judge from the photos below.

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Posted by Shaman Wanderer 20:34 Archived in Indonesia

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