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The End Of Java

Moving on to Sumatra

sunny 37 °C

Hiya!

We've paid for the flights, booked the Taxi to the airport, and so tomorrow we're on our way to Sumatra! Woo!

Today we've done a tour around a couple of temples - Borobudur (the biggest Buddhist temple in the world), built in the 8th Century I think, and Prambanan (a Hindu site), built in the 14th century. The Buddhist one was spectacular, but unfortunately the Hindu one suffered at the hands of an earthquake a few years ago, and they are still fixing/rebuilding it. Still, a good morning out seeing stuff (sunrise at Borobudur), home in time for lunch!

The afternoon was spent booking flights and being organised, as well as making sure there was time to sit by the pool and relax! It will be good to get up to Sumatra (flying from here - Yogyakarta - to Medan on Lion Air!) but it means we are missing a big chunk of the country. From what we can tell we're not missing that much tho, trekking and beaches and big cities being the main things. Stuff that we can do and see elsewhere! But in Sumatra? Orang-utans!

Oh, and it has been my turn to have travellers tummy, fun fun fun. It seems that all is well now though, and we are still taking our anti-malarials, so all is good. Thanks for asking.

Thats all for now, next update from the north of the country!

Gerald (written under Anita's account as I was doing the photo uploads..)

Oh, one more thing, dont forget to email us and let us know how things are with you all! We dont get to hear too much! :o(

Posted by bumblebum 05:06 Archived in Indonesia Tagged round_the_world

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I love reading your news-such beautiful photos too-can't imagine what it must be like to experience all this first hand. Wow! Mazda is great and we've done about 700 miles together so far I think. Not lookin forward to winter here. Thinkin of a hol in sunnier climes but not sure where> take care.x

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