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... Steve was a senior at the time.
But like a rock star or movie star, photos with strangers gets old fast and we found ourselves moving a bit faster when we saw some kids trying to screw up their courage to ask for a photo. Borobodur was awesome, by the way. It was built in about the 9th century by Buddhists living here. And it was entirely rebuilt in the 70's and 90's.
We then drove through some crazy traffic on our tour and through some ...
... teaching the history and moral and ethical concepts of Buddhism through vivid stone carvings. The many carved illustrated panels always total to a number that, when added together, total the magical number of 9: 405 panels or 810 panels to tell a story, 4+0+5 = 9 or 8+1+0 = 9, for example. This comes from a Buddhist idea that there are four primary directions, north, east, south, and west, plus four more intermediate directions, northeast, northwest, southeast, and ...
... paid three pounds. Of course M had a great discussion with the receptionist. We were asked to wear blue sarongs, still not sure why, the locals weren't wearing them, perhaps it was to give us better value for money ? The temples themselves have been restored painstakingly, back in the 1930's, where previously they had been covered by jungle. The main temple entrance has a ...
... day we decided to go and visit the palace of the Sultan. I expecting a very big palace however the Kraton wasn't that spectacular. So we just walked a bit through the city were we found this old dutch army base called; 'De Vredeburg', which is a Independence museum now.
Also we saw the real Batik place in the city. A lot of fake Batik shops are located on the main street. They call this people the Batik Maffia, never listen or ...
... other day I probably wouldn't have thought it was so great? :-) We then hiked down to the crater lake, swam in natural hot spring pools and then back up, more flippin' up, to our camp on the crater rim! Finished after dark and my body had nothing else to give - crawled into my tent and couldn't even come out to eat - crashed and burned. Next morning I was good as gold (I did have plenty of help from my new friends Nurofen and Tylenol though) and was ...
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