Perdana Cipanas Resort
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... while you can! Dara can still remember the slogan to this day! Sita is Ersans younger sister and thinks I (Ant) look like Adele (votes on the back of a postcard please!) she loves karaoke and took me and Dara shopping followed by singing while we were in town :) she also taught us what we should wear while in Indonesia (no shoulders or knees on show) her English is much better than she thinks it is and we are always having to confiscate her phone so she can't ...
... and money well spent, I felt. Waited here for some 10mins and decided to head back to the parking area for food. The warung was empty at this time (people generally flock a little later in the day) and the guys out together a quick meal of nasi goreng, ayam bakar (grilled chicken) and teh manis (tea with sugar, without milk). After this rather sumptuous meal, I bought a souvenir t-shirt and left in the direction of Jakarta at 1100 hours.
Now on ...
... his teachings to reach, sooner or later (can be in another
life if you believe in reincarnation) enlightenment. He was
enlightened at the age of 35 and taught this technique until his
death at the age of 80, out of full compassion for all the suffering
of his fellow human beings. He called this way, the Dhamma way, the
road to liberation. Vipassana is a part of the Dhamma path.
was then lost in many centuries, except in ...
... 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 ...
... tasks each day. The stares we were the recipients of throughout the duration of that day touring Jakarta made it clear that the mega-city does not receive many Western tourists. It is very much a bustling developing city which sprawls in every conceivable direction and is 'chocker-block full of people engaged in a 'close to the line existence' encompassing 6/7 days of work in an effort to somehow make ends meet. The majority of those tourists who do travel to Jakarta seem ...