Taken from my other website WidjaBroderie , I’m wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween.
Our glamcamp package was a full board one. By full board, I thought it would be 3 main meals and drinks. But boy I was wrong. Even though all were simple food and of course simple presentation, I have to say that all were delicious.
Buffet lunch upon arrival was followed by fried and steamed cassava to accompany our afternoon tea and coffee. Dinner was another buffet. After the night walk, grilled sweet corn was awaiting us as our supper around the campfire.
Can’t help to wake up so early, around 5am, we were greeted by mung bean porridge as pre-breakfast meal. Real breakfast followed afterwards, complete with egg station and cook your own pancake station. The morning activities was closed with a morning coffee break, accompanied by banana fritters. Perfect food when you are cold after the river tubing adventure in super cold water.
I must say that I didn’t have time to feel hungry at all during the whole stay.
All are shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
Few years back, spending time in playgrounds such as this one was his favorite activity. He would tirelessly slide, climb, jump, etc. A couple of days ago, we went to a playground, and as he went up a section, I realized how much he has grown.
Please don’t grow too fast, my child.
Shot with iPhone 4S
To be able to find a food vendor just next to a waterfall (which by the way took us 30 minutes trekking up and down) is just unreal. But hey, this is Indonesia. And being an Indonesian, I can tell you that Indonesians only war once a day, starting from the moment we wake up and finishing when we go back to bed. Which means, we basically can eat all the time :-D.
This vendor is selling snack, hot drinks and meatball soup (good strategy, as the water is so cold, I saw some people eating his soup to warm themselves up after a swim).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/50, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
Today we are going to for a short break (very short indeed, only 1 night). After 3 and a half hour drive we arrived in a, as they put it, 5 star campsite. What exactly is 5 star camping? It basically a campsite with complete facilities, whereas tents are set and ready for you to just move in. Clean (shared) toilets and warm water showers are available. 3 meals and 2 snacks are provided, while coffee tea and water are available 24 hours. Oh, and guided hikes around the area. Perfect!
Here is a picture of a tiny bridge I found during our first hike to the waterfall.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/160, f/4, focal length 24mm, ISO 800
Still in conjunction with Multi Nations Week in the kids’ school, today we were asked to bring small portion of typical food from country of origin. Being half German, the kids asked me to prepare their favourite bratwurst. I’m gladly fulfil their wish, as it’s one of the easiest food to prepare isn’t it?!
10 minutes of ‘hard work’, and the sausages were gone in less than 5 minutes. Simplest food can never go wrong with kids.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/200, f/1.8, ISO 800
We finally granted the kids’ wish to have a small fish tank. A very small fish tank. I have to admit that they have been doing a good job taking care and maintaining it. However, last month they were having a, as they put it, snail attack.
Hundreds of snails occupied their territories, let it be plants, rocks, glass walls, everything. After consulting the fish vendor, they were recommended to put a drop of anti-snails medicine during filter cleaning, as well as adding a couple of this fish, named, the black ghost.
Turned out that the black ghost is a lean mean eating machine who serves well to its name. Just within days, the snails completely disappeared. He’s our snails terminator :-).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/80, f/1.8, ISO 800