Perdana Cipanas Resort
Travel Blogs from Puncak
... crackers, cucumber with garlic, rice and chicken curry. Then we had the most scrumptious dessert, which was basically boiled rice that had been mashed, filled with coconut and palm sugar, steamed and then lightly fried - so simple but so yummy.
The evening was another lazy one with everyone sitting around chatting and playing cards until about midnight.
So, what now?
Next stop is Bandung, to see the Angklung Bamboo Music Show. ...
... ground and pulled over to the side near a police outpost. Much against the wishes of my brain, I splashed the water on the front & rear discs and the callipers watched it convert to steam instantaneously. A couple of policemen sitting outside cautioned me that the road gradient was even steeper further up and that I be a little careful. Wished my discs good luck and off I went!
The road was indeed steep and the going was tough for a few ...
... and for some of us, like me, stepping into the mud due to lack of equilibrium. We walked through narrow and steep corridors, and were overtaken by motorbikes with up to four passangers. It was impossible not to be amazed at the driving of the locals on bikes.
At a house in the village we were offered first coconut juice and lunch, and then we continued our walk to the street, wehre the vans would pick us up.
Our second afternoon and evening at the homestay was ...
... the meditator so he can get a quiet and attentive
mind to work effectively. It is not an obscure rite. Vipassana is
open to everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, culture,
age... It is free of charge. You may do a donation after if you wish
to support the continuity of this program, but there is no
obligation. It is a gift to humanity and a gift means that it's free
and it has to stay it.
The daily schedule
... for Kyle.
It's been great that Kyle and I have not suffered from jet lag, since we have been needing to get up so early in the morning for the various sessions we need to attend to prepare us for the school year. So getting up at 4am and getting our things down to the hotel lobby for 5am, was actually a lot easier than both of us had anticipated.
The buses were late [of course!] but we have been told many times that Indonesia runs on rubber ...