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Battye Family’s Travel Diary

Monday, 10 Mar 2014

Location: Sarinbuana, Indonesia

MapOur next destination was high up in the mountains at an eco lodge only accessible over deeply rutted, boulder-strewn roads. Four separate taxi drivers had, in fact, refused to bring us there. The fifth time is the charm. Close your eyes and imagine what the Swiss Family treehouse must look like and you’ll have an idea of the floorplan of our little bungalow. We hiked into the rainforest passing chocolate ripening in the sun, candleflower, snakefruit trees and delicate batik butterflies. We took a language lesson and the girls learned how to give massages. Get in line now – they’re quite good, relentlessly enthusiastic and happy to do it for the thrill of making you happy. For swimming, there was a natural pool under a waterfall in the middle of the forest. Jenny flailed non-stop, terrified of the leeches she imagined there.