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... took us to the destroyed home of a family that had since turned it into a little museum. It was pretty cool to see how different items in their home had dealt with the intense heat, and to see the clock on the wall stopped at the time of the first eruption. It was at this house that we met a group of Indonesian tourists who took a liking to us and wanted photos. One lady found my height of particular interest, which was understanding because she was flipping tiny! We ...
... breakdown): Javanese 40.1%, Sundanese 15.5%, Malay 3.7%, Batak 3.6%, Madurese 3%, Betawi 2.9%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Buginese 2.7%, Bantenese 2%, Banjarese 1.7%, Balinese 1.7%, Acehnese 1.4%, Dayak 1.4%, Sasak 1.3%, Chinese 1.2%, other 15%
National languages: Indonesian
Religious practices (%practiced): Muslim 87.2%, Christian 7%, Roman Catholic 2.9%, Hindu 1.7%, other 0.9% (includes Buddhist and Confucian), unspecified ...
... longer (6 days). Down we headed and with Ben at our side we negotiated the bureaucratic minefield of Visa renewal. It actually went smoothly but we have to return on Jan 5 for photos and an "interview" and then return a third time on the 6th to pick up our passports and visas if all goes smoothly.
We got back to the home stay around 11:00 and spent the rest of the day shopping and enjoying a delicious barbeque supper.
The grill that was here was ...
... full of street vendors and Batik galleries. Whilst travelling by "Becak" (the local TukTuk) around these streets, our driver kindly suggested we quickly stop off at one of the galleries to see how Batik is made first-hand, at no extra cost! 'Batik' is a form of cloth made using the technique of manual wax-resist dyeing (you're probably thinking "What the....?!" I had to look it up too!) and Indonesian Batik is probably the most famous kind of Batik in the ...
... What we found in the end was a very expensive, and pretentious, restaurant. Ordering a burger for Tom, and some tofu/soya bean thing for me (tempeh in bahasa), we were sad to find that the burger was mediocre, chips virtually non-existant, and my tofu dish that came with mixed veg in reality consisted of a few badly-cooked lumps of tofu and one slice of courgette cut into four, some baby corn and a single baby carrot. I was severely disappointed to say the least, we decided to ...