Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The Price of Rice in Indonesia

Rice is inexpensive ;) 

Meals are from $2.50 to $6.00 CAD at most places we have eaten so far.  Coffee is $1.  A large beer is $3.50 and a small beer is $2.50.  A 2L bottle of water is 50 cents. A 19L bottle of water is $7 and to refill it is $2.  A used bike is $40-70 (Chrissie and I each bought a bike today to get around... saves us the $2.50  daily rental fee abd we can sell the bikes for the same amount when we leave).  We are sharing a lovely room with a fan, bathroom, coldwater shower, deck, king bed for $200/month.  To be honest, we aren't sure what the uptick will be for double occupancy.  Nobody actually collects payment for anything ahead if time.  Chrissie has been here nearly 3 weeks and hasn't paid a cent for our room yet.

view from balcony if our room

There are no cars on the island and tge only transportation is pony-drawn cart, foot or bicycle
View SE to Lombok from Gili Trawangan
one of the over 100 accommodations for rent on Gili Trawangan
Another of the typical homes/rentals on the island
The streets are dirt or cobblestone and are carefully swept with straw brooms each morning
$3.50 Large beer
Chrissie on her $40 bike
Chrissie with her $3 meal and my $5 neal from the night market - SUPER DELICIOUS!
out for a walk with the mission to buy bicycles
our lovely abode
home is tge top floor nearest to us, view of the garden
our patio

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