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Travel Blogs from Jakarta
... br> world and live in silence for 10 days, living 18 hour days with meditation occupying
11 of those hours. I was in Indonesia to do a silent Vipassana meditation
course. I was more excited than scared but fear certainly took up a substantial
part of my emotions. I knew it was going to be physically, mentally and
emotionally hard but I had no idea of the extent to which I would struggle to
finish the course. Vipassana is an ancient Indian technique of meditation which
For the past 2 days,and again today, we are sailing on mirror calm seas ,it's warm ,very hot in the sun,but shaded places to be,and be out all day,favorite is the promenade deck ,after the first flush of walkers and there are many,have subsided,we walked early today about 7am,but by time we had completed many were gathering, early is not early here ,as this vintage seems to be up very ...
... practice as much as they can in whatever way they can.
These students are also among the kindest at our school. I had only been here for a couple weeks when I was given a gift of chocolates as a thank you. Often the students will give lots of little gifts like chocolates or trinkets to the teachers- not just me so please don't think I'm talking about this to brag about receiving gifts. I am bragging. But I ...
Along with misogyny, there was some good ol' racist prejudice for Obama...how that got into the topic of conversation during Cambridge Exam training, I do not know...but it makes good storytelling and keeps things interesting.
Well, as Kyle and the lots were staying in Jakarta from Sunday until the end of the sessions Tuesday afternoon, Kyle managed to plan an outing!
With the help of taxis and fun-loving, adventurous ...
... around small suburban roads. There are Ojeks too - motorbike taxis, but we don't fancy riding through crazy traffic and extreme heat on these. So a taxi it is. The trip to Gambir takes about 45 minutes in traffic and costs about 40,000R ($4) so not too bad.
At Gambir we are distressed to learn that all the trains are fully booked until Friday, and today is Tuesday... we are stuck here for two days longer than we planned. With tickets in hand we venture out of ...