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... totally trust street food here with the exception of soups. I did see snake on some restaurant menus, but I think I'll pass on that.
This morning I was woken up at about 6:30 by what sounded like a mens choir singing a song that sounded like a sports chant. I looked out on the street and saw an army battalion jogging down the street in formation, their assault weapons slung over their shoulders singing at the top of their lungs. I liked this. ...
... earthquakes, and even so were both quite underwhelming in their grandeur. The palace was a confusing assortment of buildings and marble platforms, with museums showcasing seemingly random objects. Perhaps if there was some information we might have had a better idea! At the water castle I was expecting to see something a lot more decorative (something like the indoor pool at Hearst Castle, California). But it again was a ...
... it took some trust to walk off into the night, taxi departed, hoping we weren't abandoned in the middle of nowhere in a strange big city.
We weren't. And the owner/manager of the guest house couldn't have been more friendly. He still hasn't asked us for any money despite us having booked three days (ooh, that's twenty quid) and had breakfast here this morning. We ducked in our room, jumped in the pool (in the dark) and exited quickly for an evening ...
... side. I will have to make another visit if I want to see the part of the palace I set out to see.
A day or two later I took a tour to visit a couple of temples. One was a Buddhist Temple and the other was a Hindu Temple.
Indian pilgrims had spread Buddhist and Hindu teachings across Java, Indonesia, when these temples and many others like them were built.
The two religions got along very well and lived harmoniously together, even intermarrying ...
... that my watch stopped, that is the end of this one I think, as it is the second time. Perhaps the humidity here killed it, everything is damp, al my papers are soggy and I have to be very careful not to tear them when touching.
Saturday evening I was the only guest here so they did not open the kitchen, the guard took me on his motorbike for a 10 min. ride to an excellent restaurant for my dinner. Nobody there knew a word of English but with the help of another diner ...