Our host cooked a fabulous spread for us. This was dinner on the first night.
On the way up Gundaling. Seems like architecture here retained some colonial influences. These houses are certainly very lovely, and the highland weather was excellent.
A pale view of the volcano
Yet our trip up Gundaling was marred by something unpleasant. As we were strolling along, we were suddenly stopped by a roadblock, made up of tattooed men (no uniforms), one private car, and a makeshift sign. Each of us had to pay a 'road toll' before we were allowed to proceed. Not wanting to challenge the legitimacy of this demand, we simply paid up. Noted that locals didn't seem to have to pay.