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... thus far, Serena. I was ready for the coming hike in a matter of minutes. Exiting my small bamboo cabin into the cool early morning air I walked cautiously among the rest of the motel I was staying in. At an open point in the accommodation over looking two mountains I stopped in wonderment as I watched sheets of lighting brightening up the sky above me. This pasted the time while I waited for the others in my group to wriggle out of bed ...
... bus station our new friends, a sweet auntie and her nephew, helped us find the right bus and offered us a place to stay, but we already had a hotel booked. When we arrived at Suryabaya we went to get a taxi but our guardian angels intervened, flagging down a reliable taxi and then, can you believe, they followed behind on a scooter to make sure we got to our hotel directly and safely. It just goes to show, there are some people that will rip you off but there are genuine locals ...
... t speak a word of English. There's no seatbelts in the van for anyone except the driver (which is just this giant loop of seatbelt glued to itself which he just slips on and off over his head - no buckle or anything. If we do crash it'll probably just snap his rib cage in half!). Most of the taxis we've taken here have no seatbelts for passengers. Obviously Indonesian's don't give a **** about passengers. Plenty more tourists to replace us!
... petrified faces of the passengers telling the story.
It’s no longer a surprise,
To see an oncoming driver’s eyes,
As we ride to our demise,
Will we ever again see the sun rise?
On a Bus, In Indonesia
We swerve, we screech,
The horn does not beep,
We move around in our seats,
Will we end up in a heap?
On a bus, In Indonesia
... strong even through ten centuries of neglect. It was rediscovered in 1815, buried under volcanic ash. In the 1970’s the Indonesian Government and UNESCO worked together to restore Borobudur to its former majesty The restoration took eight years to complete and today Borobudur is one of Indonesia and the world’s most valuable treasures. As Borobudur is only an hour drive from Yogyakarta, many visitors choose to stay in ...