Holiday Inn Bandung
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Had a late start to the day today and for a change instead of going down the hill we went up the mountain. Up to the site of an active volcano. It started to rain half way up so had to hire umbrellas so we could walk over to the edge. A couple of quick photos and we were off for lunch. The rain became quite heavy and ...
... Waiting outside the terminal was another private guide who drove us through massive, disorganized traffic for a rendezvous with our excursion party at the Temple of Borobudur. In true Indiana Jones fashion, this mysterious monument built in ~750 AD, laid hidden for over 1000 years until discovered by Sir Samford Raffles. Included in the tour was a very nice Indonesian rijstafel buffet with many ...
... vibrant colours of flowers and plants, being grown on a commercial scale by virtually every house and building along the route.
We were informed that the volcanic soil was so rich that no fertilisers were ever needed, other than dressings of rice husks, which were provided free by the Government as everyone belonged ...
... a sheet of stickers you would have to cut out yourself. There were some larger stickers, so Kyle and I bought a big sticker of the local soccer team, the Bandung Vikings (pronounced vee-kings here). They also had some great souvenirs like scarves, hats and keychains for the soccer team. It was neat to see and I thought that would be a neat souvenir for family back home.
We were tired and had walked a considerable amount to get around and the sun had sucked quite a bit ...
... the Primary students were in the Hall playing games, singing, dancing and watching performances. I was forced into singing a duet with the gym teacher, which I still think they should've gotten Kyle from Secondary to do it with me...the kids would've gone NUTS! Children's Day was exhausting, but at least Erin and Lee were able to pop in for a visit to see the school and catch up with Alice while she wasn't teaching.
The Saturday of the holiday was much ...
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