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Surabaya Trip

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We visited my mother and sister in law in Surabaya last December, and this was going to be the boy’s first time meeting his two cousins. We we were so excited especially the boy who always loves holiday, hotel stay, and lots of chances to watch TV on the bed, swimming whenever he wants to, and plays all day long.

We chose to stay in Sheraton Hotel (I picked this hotel) for one reason only, and that was because this hotel was connected to Tunjungan Mall. With Surabaya traffic jam, plus we really wanted to relax and enjoy the holiday without going from one place to another, this place was the best option. If we needed something, were hungry, wanted to play, were bored in the hotel bedroom, just walked less than 5 minutes to the mall, and we need not worry when it was raining almost all the time, just needed to walk under the shelter to the mall.

Taking picture with his two cousins for the first time

Taking picture with his two cousins for the first time, all pink and red.nice color combination, rite?

At my in law's house

At my in law’s house

We also booked this hotel almost 10 years ago after our wedding in Jakarta and before the second wedding celebration in Surabaya. As far as I remember, we got a smaller room back then. This time, the room was bigger with bigger TV and big bathroom with a tub.

Immediately plunged himself on the bed and watched TV almost all day long (when we were not going out). It was also raining very often so staying in the bedroom was

Immediately plunged himself on the bed and watched TV almost all day long (when we were not going out). It was also raining very often so we preferred to stay in the bedroom inside of going out). It was good not to think about laundry, house cleaning, and cooking……………

There was also a corridor

There was also a corridor if we turn left at the end of the room, and that was where the door was located. So if we opened the door, another persons couldn’t see the room inside

Bathroom with city view from the window

Bathroom with city view from the window

Guess who spent most of his time in the bath tub.........

Guess who spent most of his time in the bath tub………

We also received one plate of welcome fruit upon arrival. Since it was still 2 days after Christmas, we could see beautiful Christmas decoration around the hotel and of course we took many pictures with the Christmas tree, gingerbread house, snowman, and the fire place.

The five millions rupiah gingerbread house..........

The five millions rupiah gingerbread house……….

The not real fireplace.........

The not real fireplace………

The big and tall Christmas tree

The big and tall Christmas tree

Glad to see both of them got along very well since they first met

Glad to see both of them got along very well since they first met

And of course, we spent hours at the swimming pool. Even though the pool was not too big and shallow, the children still had lots of fun and we had to force them to get out of the pool because it was cloudy, the water was freezing cold, and we hadn’t even had our lunch and it was already almost 3 pm!

The pool was located next to the restaurant

The pool was located next to the restaurant

We started early before his cousins arrived

We started early before his cousins arrived

Nice view of the pool, felt like we were in Bali

Nice view of the pool, felt like we were in Bali

His signature jump

His signature jump

Bonding time with daddy

Bonding time with daddy

Yeay, finally the two girls arrived!

Yeay, finally the two girls arrived!

With my mother in law in the Jacuzzi pool

With my mother in law in the Jacuzzi pool

The boy is always glad to meet new friends, he basically can get along with everyone (big or little children) very well

The boy is always glad to meet new friends, he basically can get along with everyone (big or little children) very well

The hotel even had a kids club near the restaurant. It was very small, with only very few toys to play with, the air con wasn’t cool enough, but these two children still played together happily.

I created some games so they could play together in the small room

I created some games so they could play together in the small room

Look who had fun together

Look who had fun together

What about breakfast?

For my boy, as long as he can have breakfast in the restaurant, and there are milk and fried potatoes, then the breakfast is great............hahaha........

For my boy, as long as he can have breakfast in the restaurant, and there are milk and fried potatoes, then the breakfast is great…………hahaha……..although he also eats other things, but his main concern is always fries.

Feeding the fish before going to the airport and finally went home to Singapore

Feeding the fish outside the restaurant before going to the airport and finally went home to Singapore

And of course, we visited Tunjungan Plaza several times to buy water, snack, lunch, dinner, and played in FunWorld. Tunjungan Plaza is a huge mall, but we only came as far as the supermarket and nearest restaurants…………….

Super tall Christmas tree in Tunjungan Plaza

Super tall Christmas tree in Tunjungan Plaza

He was very happy pushing this small trolley around the supermarket

He was very happy pushing this small trolley around the supermarket

Came all the way from Singapore to Jakarta the Surabaya, only to have AW ice cream and Pizza Hut again

Came all the way from Singapore to Jakarta the Surabaya, only to have AW ice cream and Pizza Hut again

It was amazing to see my two nieces were always ready to pose whenever there were cameras in front of them...........

It was amazing to see my two nieces were always ready to pose whenever there were cameras in front of them………..

With my nieces' cousin, a lovely and active little boy

With my nieces’ cousin, a lovely and active little boy

Playing in Fun World, as expensive as the one in Jakarta

Playing in Fun World, as expensive as the one in Jakarta

Let's cycle together..........

Let’s cycle together……….

And guess who I met in Tunjungan Plaza:

One of my best friend when I was working in Jakarta, and she was also in vacation. What a super nice surprise for both of us..........

One of my best friend when I was working in Jakarta, and she was also in vacation. What a super nice surprise for both of us……….

The boy and his twin..........hahaha.............the boy and my friend's girl were suppose to born on the same day, but I finally gave birth a week earlier than her.

The boy and his twin……….hahaha………….the boy and my friend’s girl were suppose to born on the same day, but I finally gave birth a week earlier than her.

And that was the end of our visit in East Java. It was only 3 days and 2 nights, so we didn’t have time to visit many places, but since our main purpose was for our son to meet and play with his two cousins (they were surprisingly very nice towards each other and were willing to take turn in playing with toys or gadgets………), we were not so disappointed. The boy had so much fun and of course he wants to play with them again

And oh my, how we love the new Terminal 2 Juanda Airport Surabaya, big and spacious and bright and clean, all the process was very efficient……..so unlike Jakarta International Airport.

This water

Jakarta Airport should have this drinking water facility too

Karapan Sapi from Madura in the Boarding Area

Karapan Sapi from Madura in the Boarding Area

He liked this so much and kept coming back to play here.............maybe we should watch the real cow race one day.......

He liked this so much and kept coming back to play here………….maybe we should watch the real cow race one day…….

 

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

3 thoughts on “Surabaya Trip

  1. Panas mana Surabaya dan Singapore? Hehehe…

  2. wah gak makan makanan khas surabaya ya? kayak soto madura, kupang, rujak cingur…😀

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