Hardly slept at all last night. Woke at 3:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep – jet lag.
Had another great breakfast at the hotel. Craig and Alanna love the dosa’s now. Craig tops it off with a bowl of rice and chicken curry. Alanna has tea with flavored honey.
Went out for a walk around the area for about an hour early in the morning. Not much open but a few little breakfast places and people setting up their fruit stands. People hustling here and there, guys playing cricket in an alley.
Today was all about looking at houses to rent. Garish picked us up at 10:30 along with a Real Estate agent named Shankar. First went to an area closer to one of the schools but could tell right away it was not a good area for us. Row houses with no yard at all and small. So only looked at two places there and then decided to go back to the areas that are closer to Michael’s work. It was a long drive so there’s no way the children will go to school at either schools farther away – would be a 1 1/2hr bus ride for them.
Saw a few houses in one of the complexes. They are closer together and again, no yard. But I must admit the clubhouse is amazing – big pool with a slide and waterfall etc. Pretty nice. But in the end we like the houses in another area better, mostly because they have a nice little garden area to sit outside, and good sized homes. The grounds are nice with lots of palm trees and grassy areas to play and the pool is very nice.
Shankar recommended an Indian Buffet for lunch – excellent and we were the only foreigners. Ate only the cooked items and naan – all really good, hopefully clean. This little restaurant was just across from these housing complexes so we’ll at least know one good place to eat. The whole meal for six of us cost 1200Rp.
Back to the hotel now at 4:30, exhausted, dazed and confused. Where to live? Where to send the kids to school? So many things to decide. But it’s all good, it will all work out, we all like it here and that is the main thing.