Saturday, 25th April

We managed to sleep in until 9:30 a.m. as the night was cool and we weren’t awakened by heat at first light.

Saturday is market day in Bukkitinggi and the town was busy. Our first job was to arrange tickets on the “aircon toilet bus” to Jakarta for Monday: a 30-hour trip costing 51,000 Rupiah each. We then spent an hour or so in the colourful market where chillies, coconuts and fruits, were arranged row after row along with meat, fish and household goods. After that, we spent most of the day just hanging out.

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