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. ...
Upon arrival, at the immigration desk, the immigration officer asked me where I was from on which I replied "London". He also asked me if I was married and I replied no. Typical Indonesian culture, it may sound rude to an outsider like myself but he didn't mean to say it that way. Anyway, he let me go. As we arrived at the baggage arrival, we found out our luggage was missing from the connecting flight from KL ...
... back in Mumbai at 2000! I had a whole damn regular pizza and chocolate / coffee drink thingy and hit the road in an hour. Wading through the incessant annoying crowd of ojek (motorcycle taxi) and angkot (large vans used as public transport vehicle) on very busy Sunday evening road, I reached home at 1950! A long, awesome, relaxing journey had come to an end.
All throughout the journey however, there was just one thing that kept bugging ...
... 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 ...