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Surabaya walking tour

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Like many large Indonesian cities, at first glance Surabaya doesn’t scream out “walking town”, but upon closer inspection, it is actually a great town for a stroll, with pavements that rarely need security warnings, plenty of shade, loads of less-trafficked laneways and no shortage of places to snack at.

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This walk will take at least half a day, and our advice is to start early, pack a hat, sunscreen and a refillable water bottle. You’ll be starting at one house of worship and finishing at quite another, while in between you’ll wander through the Dead Centre of town (yes Dad joke, sorry) along with one of the many birthplaces of an independent Indonesia and some other museums, a famous bridge, a magnificent wet market and a spot or two to stuff face. Sounds ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,800 words.)

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