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Indonesia - Day 1:
Yo! Flynn here, I've been ordered to contribute to this blog by herself so here's my first contribution...
So we arrived onto the Indonesian island of Java on Monday morning - the same place your coffee beans come from if your into the black stuff. Java is the most densely populated island in the world with a …
... described by Lonely Planet as "the most complex and culturally compelling island in Indonesia."
My first stop was Ubud, which is a small town in Bali with 30,000 people, considered an arts and culture mecca. This is silly but I used to think Bali was just a big beach but it's really a huge island with multiple towns (including Ubud) and multiple beaches that you could spend a month exploring. For me, the defining feature of Bali was the Hinduism, which is ...
... fall asleep. I looked and found a better seat but
altogether it was not a fun flight. The flowers in this airport made up for it.
I discovered a Chinese restaurant with good coffee and "soon kueh", a kind of
sticky dumpling with vegetables not a bad breakfast. In the snooze lounge with
very comfortable chairs, I am resting and writing, next to several loudly snoring
Sunday morning after sleeping for almost 10 hours I feel a
... 10 man to pull u up.
After the trek, we are all sweaty, wet and muddy. Overall, the experience is really good for a girl that lives in the city. Definitely worth to give it a try.
Things to note:
You need to be at least fit as there are minor trekking up and down the muddy slopes. Be prepared to slip and fall and get real dirty.
- Be prepared to get wet at Pindul
- Be prepared to get wet, sweaty and dirty at ...
... sit and smile, dressed in blue outfits, with a traditional Kris (dagger) tucked behind the small of their back, all of this contributes to a remarkable sense of timelessness. Located nearby is the also the Water Castle, I didn't have the opportunity to visit, but of the few people I have spoken to about it, opinion is very much divided.
With my train departing at 3:30pm I left the company of my fellow travellers and headed first to Surabaya and then ...