Le Grandeur Mangga Dua
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We woke up for breakfast still shattered from yesterday. Like zombies, we didn't do much in the day except for planing on where to go next on our adventures. With not much luck we decided that we will fly to Medan on Tuesday after Ramadan is finished. We did washing in the day because we had no clothes left and stank. We walked to the park in the afternoon. It's was full of market stalls and a really tall monument. We sat down on the ...
... when you take the bus it is actually gender segregated. Women sit in the front and men pile in like sardines in the back. At first I was a little irritated, I mean, really??? But after a day walking around town in a modest tank top, I learned why. I was happy to be rid of all the crazy creeps, if even it was only on the bus.
I don't know what they say to me, but the sound the men make is horrible. They yell and make sounds like monkeys or dogs, ...
... couldn’t help but stare in wonder at them. I heard my name being called shortly after getting upstairs and Aldy was at my side again. He had decided to take me on a private tour of the rest of museum and then take me to his father’s workshop to show me how the puppets were made. Aldy pointed out some puppets that he said were over 150 years old, which his grandfather had made. He told me they had not been repair or recoloured, they were the original puppets. This in ...
... by the warmth of their welcome. That was another constant - their warmth and hospitality throughout our stay.
After a bit of swimming and the gym, we had a well deserved 2 hours at the spa! It was feasting time again soon after that and my dear friend Chisca picked us up for a rather interestingly named "dirty duck" dinner. There was nothing dirty about it I assure you and the food was delicious!
Next morning we set off to Bandung, ...
... taking pictures and generally loitering as teenagers tend to do.
I wanted to go to the national museum and george didn't, so we parted ways and I made my path to the museum. It was a reasonable fee to get it, had hundreds of great statues, cannons, pieces of religious significance to the tribal peoples of indonesia and an attached section that dealt with the economic and social development of the region from homo erectus to modern day. They even had ...
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