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1. Travelers arriving to Surabaya airport can get to the city center by taxi. The cost of trip wouldn’t be more than 10 USD; you can also drive to the southern area of ​​the city by bus, but it goes pretty seldom.
2. The rainy season is from November to April, this time there are heavy rains literally every day, and it is often a strong wind. Throughout the year hot weather reigns in Surabaya; the average daily temperature is about 30-32°C.
3. The main form of public transport is a bus. In addition to municipal routes, several commercial routes operate in the city. The latter are called ‘patas’ and considered to be more comfortable; there is always a lot of passengers in all buses.
4. At any time, visitors can take a taxi; it can be ordered by phone or taken on a special parking lot on the street. It’s worth to negotiate the cost of travel in advance, as many taxi drivers deliberately overcharge using ignorance of tourists.
5. Budget travelers should look for cheap restaurants and cafes in major shopping malls. In addition to the various fast food and desserts, classic national food is often served there at most attractive prices. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. In crowded places travelers should be especially careful, as one of the main problems of the resort is pickpocketing. Don’t take valuables and carry them in your pockets during a walk; bags and other stuff are frequently stolen from cars.
7. To mitigate the process of acclimatization it is recommended to drink only purified bottled water. You can buy it at any grocery store or supermarket.
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8. Those who expect to devote a lot of time to walks around nature reserves and parks are sure to take insects protectors. Hats would be useful too, as during the day the sun is very strong.
9. Tipping is customary almost at any place; tip is usually 5-10 % of the amount of services rendered. The appropriate reward for a maid and a doorman is 0.5-1 USD.
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Travelling to Surabaya - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Surabaya. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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