Hotel Grand Candi Semarang
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... on a comfortable modern bus. We had a snack and water bottle waiting for us. We had front row seats and got to see a lot of North Java through the huge windshield in front of us. It was a great, comfortable trip. Sooooo many times in my life, the bus trips have been painful and bumpy- really small buses, lots of touts trying to rip me off, waiting and waiting in the hot sun..... I guess I'm all grown up now. Or maybe Indonesia is?
But this was easy ...
... way was an amazing temple, Borobudur, quite expensive as its a world heritage site but so amazing. It's a Buddhist temple with loads of of steep steps to get to the top. According to the instructions at the bottom you must start from the top and walk clockwise around each level till you get to the bottom. On each level were a number of bell shape contraptions with a Buddha statue incased inside each, and I was reliably informed by Putri that if you can reach and touch the genital area ...
... with trees around the edge providing shade from the sun, with beautifully painted seats arranged around. Dave got quite excited and started playing hide and seek in the numerous open pavilions dotted around. There were beautiful gardens and ponds with fish, and looking closely in one pond we thought we could see tadpoles. Then we hear the unmistakeable croaking of frogs, and in a cool shady pool we see dozens of frogs and toads of various shapes and ...
... a short while at this spot to enjoy the view.
Some of these temples are just left in the ruins as the museum authorities did not have a clue as to how to rebuild these temples. Even though officially prayers have stopped being performed at these temples, I still observed quite a number ...
... at this junction in the middle of Semarang City. This is quite a big city and is the major port for the Central Java province.
At this junction, first we visited the Tugu Muda or Youth Monument which is the icon of Semarang. This was built to commemorate the sufferings that the local people went through during ...