Yasmin Resort & Conference Hotel
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... hotel online before leaving from Jakarta. So I asked around and found the only possible respectable place to camp – a twin room / four-bed cottage for $70! Four bed cottage! For one person!
Damn I need to plan my travels early and get hotels arranged sooner.
I checked into the hotel at about 1600 and had barely an hour to take some rest and eat (no I had not had my lunch after that sandwich breakfast). I ordered nasi goreng ayam ...
... and got to the villa about midnight. A lot of people were up till about 3-4am then were awake again about 8am for breakfast the next morning.
Once we were finished with breakfast we went for a walk to check out the waterfall. It was near the villa, but the walk further up the mountain and overlooking another valley, was beautiful.
This was a pretty successful trip outside the city, even if only for a day.
... You stay there and most of the time the
magic happens : you feel a sensation of heat, then replaced by a
shivering, replaced in turn by a tickling, by an itching... It
doesn't matter what sensation. What matters is that you feel in your
body and you understand on the level of experience the law of Nature,
the law of impermanence. You have to maintain perfect EQUANIMITY with
all sensations. This means you don't develop any new « sankhara »
of craving ...
Friday, June 29th, 2012 >> From Jakarta to Puncak
Leaving Jakarta for Puncak was an adventure in and of itself. Firstly, we had to be ready for the bus at 5:15 in the morning, so Kyle and I got all of our things together the night before. I had hoped to watch the Euro Cup game between Germany and Italy some time during the middle of the night, but alas, I missed it. We did, hoever, find out the next day that Germany had lost, which was disappointing for me ...
... before our evening cooking lesson. A few more people had arrived at the homestay so we swapped stories and then cracked on with the lesson. Unfortunately it turned out to be more observational than hands-on, but we got involved where we could and cooked some corn fritters, a spicy green bean hot salad and Indonesian-style chicken teriyaki. (We were very surprised about the menu choice!)
A while later we all sat down to a yummy meal and had a ...
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