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... Agro Highland". The day's weather was predicted to be much like the day before -- mostly cloudy, in the 80's, with afternoon showers likely. We began the tour with drive through Semarang. Semarang, like Jakarta, is located on the island of Java. Our first stop was at the Sam Po Kong Temple. The temple was built to honor Sam Po King, a Chinese emissary who arrived in Semarang in 1401. Probably the most interesting part of the temple was the large stone mural ...
... we go. And then we see it. The road is flooded and everything is headed for the high ground in the middle. Cars, taxis buses and wagons our man takes on all comers and we forge forward right in the middle of the road. The more reckless charge through the deep waters causing waves threatening to cool us off enormously, but our man is amazing and we get through unscathed and dry. He even has the energy to dodge a suicidal gaggle of geese who are running around ...
... as the train twisted and turned along the rickety track and the views became more and more spectacular.
Suddenly a large hoot as we approached the trackside villages, little children waving, old folks smiling as they went about their daily tasks.
All manor of items were along the trackside drying in the sun, spices, vegetables and even washing. We could have been on a movie set !
Sadly our journey came to an end as we chugged into Ambarawa Station which is ...
... head, slathered with mixtures of we don't know what,forced to kiss a fish & then dunked into the pool. They were all such good sports about the whole thing and those passengers who had not crossed the equator before were very grateful for their representation. When we thought all was over it was announced that there was a stowaway that had been discovered!!!! Willie the new Cruise Director who is taking over from Paul in Singapore was brought ...
... and the Sunday Service still goes on till date. I walked around the church taking some photographs of the church and the Pastors Quarters which lies on the rear of the church.
By then, it was already 1 pm Indonesia time (2 pm Malaysian Time) and we were already hungry. There was a 'favourite' shop of the locals just across the church ...
Other places to stay in Semarang
Jalan Simpang Lima, Semarang | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Jalan Gajah Mada 172, Semarang | 3 star hotelfrom $29
Jl. Gajah Mada No. 59 - 61, Semarang | 5 star hotelfrom $65
Historic District/City Center, Semarang | 4 star hotelfrom $38
Jl. Sisingamangaraja no. 16, Semarang | 5 star hotelfrom $48
Jl. Sisingamangaraja Candi Baru, Semarang | 4 star hotelfrom $44
Jl. Pandanaran 116 - 120, Semarang | 4 star hotelfrom $50
Jl.KH. Ahmad Dahlan No.2, Semarang | Hotelfrom $45
Historic District/City Center, Semarang | 5 star hotelfrom $51
Jl. Pemuda no. 138, Semarang | 3 star hotelfrom $30