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I've been on the road for almost 6 weeks and have only written 2 blogs so I'm way overdue. I've been in Indonesia for the past two weeks so that's what this post will be about.
Indonesia is the fourth biggest country in the world, has over 17,000 islands (8,000 of which are inhabited), and is predominantly Muslim except for Bali which is hindu. The country defies homogenization: there are hundreds of distinct ethnic groups and languages. It was incredibly difficult ...
... found an empty water bottle and showed all the nurses and physicians how to dispose the dirty needle there without touching the tip or recapping. Everyday after finishing work the bottle cap should be returned and the filled bottle should be burned as usual. This solution I invented many years ago once in Africa till the UNICEFF started providing sharp boxes.
Everybody was smiling when they saw this simple solution. Together we did hang the bottle ...
... leave anything behind except foot prints." After which, he tell us to pray. Kind of weird.
Floating on the rubber float, we started to explore the cave. We saw the rock and crystal formation which is quite interesting. Towards the end of the cave tubing, you can have a nice swim before heading back.
Second Stop: Goa Jomblang
After much consideration, my sister and I deciding to try our Jomblang Cave or Goa Jomblang.
This is quite a expensive ...
... to explore (I was catching a train to Probolinggo in the afternoon), we all headed out to the Sultans Palace, costing 12,500 (2000, for a photo pass) to get in, and consisting of understated architecture, the courtyard while smack in the middle of the chaos that is the city is an area of calm and tranquillity. Polished floors and low roofs, with local Indonesian musicians playing in the background, make a visit worthwhile. The hushed courtyards are areas where the ...
... of Bali. Temples were replaced by Koran (Qur'an) proclaiming mosques and heads turned as our sun-burnt skin strolled past. After watching the sunrise over the volcanic Mt. Bromo we found ourselves engulfed by a similar hospitality to that which we experienced in Morocco: welcoming faces not only happy to give us a ride but to invite us in to share something of their life. The first of these people was the lovely Dr. Agung, a well-travelled hiker ...
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