Wednesday, 9 February 2011

4am...Moni to Kelimutu by ojek...


so with the Three Coloured Lakes as our destination we booked our ojek drivers for 4am. let me tell you a little bit about ojeks. they are a form of transportation in Indonesia, they consist of a motorbike and a driver and the way it works is that you sit on the back, they can be pretty scary, the drivers don't really like to go slow, they are a much cheaper form of transportation...
so with this in mine, the guys designated to pick us up knocked on the door to give us our wake up call. we got ready and in the pitch dark rocked up to the bikes.
'where's my helmet?' i ask
'uhhhhhhhh' came the response
'dude, i ain't going nowhere without a helmet!'
'uhhhhhhhh' we have reached a standstill
so rather than hang around, one of the drivers gives me his helmet (pictured above!) but this is obviously one to add to the list above...drivers do not really give a crap whether passenger lives or dies...
so off we went...the roads were twisty and windy and oh, did i mention it was pitch black? you could see about 1 metre in front...street lights are not yet a part of this landscape...and after a 45 minute drive, we arrived in the car park...
'i'll wait here' ojek driver says
'hmmm, that's considerate seeing as there doesn't look like too much passing traffic!' i think
and off we set along the path to the lakes...
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