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... of them familiar to us. Our guide told us that there is a lot of competition in selling flowers and every shop does marketing online and through flyers with specials all the time. The flower market, unlike other markets we have visited, seemed to have lots of products for sale and very few customers.
We passed a couple other landmarks (the Heroes Statute, commemorating the heroes in the fight for independence and the Imperial Palace, a hotel for visiting dignitaries) ...
Nach etwa vier Stunden Zugfahrt durch Java erreichten wir Surabaya. Die Eksekutif Class im Zug entsprach in etwa der zweiten Klasse in den ÖBB, war also vollkommen in Ordnung. Unser Taxifahrer versicherte zwar, zu wissen, wo unser Hotel war, musste unterwegs dann aber doch dreimal über den Taxifunk nachfragen bis wir im Grand Darmo (ja, tatsächlich) ankamen. Direkt vor unserem Hotel war ein Park, der offenbar der abendliche Treffpunkt für die Locals war. So ...
... women. However walking by people and meeting them is very different.
During the walk we stopped at a small poor looking bamboo building. We entered and inside we found a local 'Starbucks’. The owner of this coffee shop is 95-year-old woman who still hand grinds the coffee beans each day in a mortar and pestle. She is the oldest person in this particular village so locals gather in the evenings to talk and gossip with her, as you do in ...
... roaming around preying and meditating. A few boys were even bathing in the confines of a holy fountain, whose water is meant to be the 5th freshest in the world. It was quiet a sight and one that was enjoyed for a while as we waited for the rain to ease when it had started to pour.
The hike back was easier as it was on a main road and the old body appreciated this. Dinner and the rest that quietly came afterwards too were appreciated. ...
... fresh cooked treats. I saw a man whipping up yummy looking noodles, chicken and veg in a wok and just had to order a serve. Yum Yum. Sat with a group of mostly men all enjoying various dishes and having our usual laughing attempts at communication. Street food in Asia is just so great, possibly not what most westerners consider appropriate hygiene standards and you get to perch on a small stool and eat using a fairly grubby plank as a table but the tastes are ...