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... stay cool. Pretty grim. After we had looked inside the bunker, we were standing around in the lava flow (and pyroclastic flow too I think) and we genuinely overheard an American guy say "Funny how they put the bunker right in the middle of the lava flow".......
It truly angered me.... Steve saw the expression on my face and knew how hard I was trying to contain myself.... arrghh. Moving on...
... population (most current available): 253,609,643
Country population (in 1900): 179,378,946
Average life of males: 68
Average life of females: 76
National unemployment rate:N/A
Country literacy rate: 92.8%
Country murder rate: 1.05 per 100,000
Crude birth rate: 17.04 births/1000 ppl.
Crude death rate: 6.34 deaths/1000 ppl.
National Infant mortality rate: 25.16 deaths/1000 live births
... staying at this hostel for the one night as we arrived a day earlier than we originally thought we would and the place we had booked was full for the night before. It was pretty late by the time we arrived so got some food, watched some TV and then went to bed.
The next morning we went for a wander around the city centre and Maliboro Street which was a buzz of activity. Pretty much straight away we were stopped by a group of teenagers to be 'interviewed' for ...
... squeeze our bums onto a "Becak" (seriously, I've no idea how two fully-grown men would get on these things!) and head north to Jl. Malioboro for lunch and to visit the local Batik market... and WOW how different to the beautiful paradise Gili Islands or Bali. Confronted with traffic, smells and SO many people (Javanese people do not seem to be as welcoming as the Balinese)... we experienced our first real Indonesian city... and we hadn't even reached Jakarta ...
... from ancient skeletons in stone coffins, to an authentic Balinese temple that they had brought over piece by piece. Other memorable displays included a full set of puppets and masks for theatre (about 250), a very large collection of Kris blades, and a display showing the Jogjakarta method of batik (very different from the one I was taught at school). All in all, a very worthy trip.
We also saw The Kraton; the compound in which the sultan of Jogja lives. The ...