Trip Start Sep 30, 2006
149Trip End Dec 24, 2008
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The town itself is pretty small, but has all the amenities you could wish for if you had recently joined the Saga side of life - a nice promenade alongside the river, a market, a hospital and a bakery. We checked into our guest house, turned on the fan, opened the balcony door, switched on the tv and called down for a cuppa....... retired life is good.
The following day we hired a motorbike, having our own set of wheels is great, we set off at 30mph down the dual carriageway. We had heard that the one and only tourist attraction in the town is the Sculpture Park so thought we'd better check it out.
We wondered amongst pretty impressive towering concrete snakes and mythical creatures. It looked like he synthesized Buddhism and Hindu with many-armed goddesses, naga snakes and all sorts of human-animal hybrids dominate the scenery. Particularly entertaining is the Wheel of Life, depicting his theory of the cycle of life; you enter the concrete circle via a vagina/womb-shaped tunnel and walk the circle past statues depicting the stages.
We decided to head back and find some good Thai food. The next few days we chilled out in the town awaiting our trip to Bandung and Uncle Guy's farm.
Love Dan & kat