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... to pick up some simple phrases, as we always try to put in the effort to do, so we were able to order in Indonesian.
One of the main reasons for staying at Omar Sabah was the raving reviews, and most importantly the extreme praise for the breakfast. We were sure to inform them that we would like a local breakfast. A large bowl, full to the brim with egg, tofu, tempe, vegetables, sticky rice cubes, and a chicken drumstick, all submerged in a delicious mild curry ...
... so many people stopped to just say hello to us. Why is everyone so nice here?!!! Biking was sick. Made me miss biking in Oxford. So fun. Then we headed back to hotel and went or for dinner. Dinner was so good. Had tofu finally and some really good noodles. Then went back and showered and had to sleep early cause had to be up at 4am to go watch sunrise at the temple. Obviously me and Karum didn't cause the Chelsea city game was on ...
... magnificently carved panels. The first levels illustrate major events in the life of the Buddha Guatama, Indian founder of Buddhism, including some of his early pre-human lives as various kinds of very generous-spirited animals. After Buddha’s journey to enlightenment is completed a couple of levels up, next comes the story of the boy Sudhana who seeks and eventually achieves enlightenment when sent by the Bhoddisatva of knowledge named Manjusri. Another sequence ...
... 500 Buddha statues. When it was first rediscovered it had been buried in volcanic ash for over 800 years and the clean up operation took months. The nearby volcano erupts every year and almost always lays down a layer of ash over the temple. The reliefs around the side tell the story of Buddha, from his birth to his death. The view surrounding the temple is just stunning, over looking hills and mountains and on a clear day you can see the volcano. In ...
... temple where the locals only pay 30.000 rupiah and the foreigners 205.000 rupiah. Luckily I had my student card with me, so I only paid 110.000 rupiah. Still after paying this amount of money you would think that the Prambanan is the biggest attraction to see. Well it is not, the biggest attraction was the two white people going to the Prambanan. Everybody wanted to make photos with us and this just won't stop.
One day later ...