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... Among the beautiful birds of every imaginable color we also saw giant bats, monkeys, other small nocturnal animals, cats, dogs, mice, snakes, geese, chickens, roosters and lizards. We got brave enough to enter one of the stalls and the man immediately opened a cage and stuck a small iguana on me. The little guy scurried up to my neck and then went still.
After our animal adventure we got back in the car and kept heading into the downtown area. We stopped next at the ...
... language to me. With all this in mind, I started travelling!
Well, so I arrived to this incredibly warm and humid country, and not less than to Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city. With more than 9 million inhabitants it is the most populated city in the country. When I first got out of the airport it was around 1 am, and the place was packed. It took me more than an hour to get a taxi to the city centre. Luckily for me, ...
... directions, we got lost. Once inside the "hypermarket" it took us 1 hour to find the checkout line which happened to be upstairs and beyond the electronics and clothing sections to what we thought was a food only store. However, the silver lining was that we were able to locate our first Bintang beer. It's their local domestic beer and its essentially Heineken so it's pretty tasty as well. Tomorrow morning it's onto a 8 hour train ride to ...
... is. Even flying into Bangkok, which is no small town, I was able to see where the city ended and the country side ended in a couple spots, but Jakarta went on forever in every direction. It was quite a site. Ok, on to the real story. I had been told in advance that the visa for Indonesia was issued on arrival at the airport, but that I would need proof of onward travel such as a plane ticket proving that I would be exiting the country at some ...
... in the 60's
a man called Goenka reintroduced the technique. He was a rich
businessman who suffered terrible headaches. None of the best
specialists in the world could help him get rid of his pain. So he
went to a meditation center learning this technique, and after he saw
the benefits, he decided to open centers all around the world with
help of donations.
The rules of a Vipassana meditation.
To operate your