Sahid Jaya Solo
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... Solo itself is the absolute nicest city so far!! In fact, it's THE place for Batik art on Java and the district where they make and sell the stuff consists of small cozy streets with small colourful houses, little shops and people working in the street. People are pretty laid back, and it just appears to be Javanese life to its best (that's what a guy from France living on Lombok told me today). The speciality in terms of food is some sort of ...
... zone has now been placed around the volcano.
To get a closer view of Merapi, we rode an hour ish up the mountain to a place called Kaliurang, a small town on the southern slopes of volcano. Unfortunately luck was not on our side and we could not view the volcano due to cloud cover. We thought we would hang around for lunch to see if it might clear, but sadly not. Better luck was when K spotted a rather upmarket ...
... Bandung at 8am, with Kaliurang my next destination. I headed out after a failed nights sleep, got to love the snorers when you staying in a dorm,
I had joy of an 7 hour train journey to look forward too. It being Indonesia, I wasn't sure what to expect about the trains, but this part of Indonesia, is exceptional modern, so I actually found myself in an air conditioned carriage and a very comfortable seat with lots of leg room. The journey down was ...
... of the construction each temple was intended for a family, the central temples for the Royal family, the smaller for the rest of the families in the area.
The temples were abandoned probably around the 10th Century and at some point destroyed by an erthquake, and while the locals knew of the site (and they used stones from the complex as building materials for their houses) they didn't know the origin of the site, which created the legend of the 1000 temples.
Can't believe how fast those 6 weeks went! Today was a pretty busy day that definitely flew by! We met Nawang at the Polytechnic so that we could say good-bye to the people there. The Polytechnic was our sponsor that we needed in order to get our Visa to come here so we were invited into their monthly meeting to tell them about our experiences in Indonesia and say thank-you. After that quick meeting, we went to Mily and Aldi's house to say good-bye to them as well and ...