happy bintan-kelong trip part 3

when bellies are full, so are spirits

the friends got ready to leave the kelong at 2pm. because they had taken 4 hours the previous day to cover the distance, they decided they should start early so that they wont miss the boat. (which would be the last boat out of bintan).

group shot before set off

group shot before set off

striking a pose

striking a pose

fun shot

pushing and shoving 

again, the truck tailed them. and on it, their most ardent supporter sat.

and the best supporter award goes to ...

and the best supporter award goes to …

they cycled and cycled. up and down the slopes they went. big ones. small ones. quiet ones. busy ones. sometimes in pairs. sometimes alone.

climbing-alone

climbing-alone

climbing - together

climbing – together

the slopes were so steep going down, they clocked more than 50km/hr on some stretches. it was very challenging because they had to navigate the pot-holes, steer clear from speeding motorcycles and heavy vehicles carrying sand, or climb behind a spluttering motorcycle ferrying a giant fridge on its back and blowing black smoke into their faces.

climbing the longest slope

climbing the longest slope

hi-5!

hi-5!

reached

reached

relieved

relieved

resting before the last charge

resting before the last charge

after the slopes, it was a leisurely ride into town. heavy heavy traffic, but they were happy.

heading into town

heading into town

hearts are bursting

hearts were bursting

happy tailgating

happy tailgating

very soon, they reached the turn-off near paradise hotel. they were ahead of schedule. here, they dismounted and pushed the bicycles to the lane leading to the pasar malam.

at the turn off

at the turn off

pushing to go down

pushing to go down

and viola! a food paradise was waiting.

jalan potong lembu

akau potong lembu

the market was just stirring

the market was just stirring

happy were the cyclists. they ate. and ate. and ate somemore.

at the open air street market

at the open air street market

happy after feasting!

happy after feasting!

and so, the trip ended on a high note. they didnt miss the ferry and everyone went home with wonderful memories and big, rounded bellies.

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