We landed in Java and then went straight down to Bogor where there some botanical gardens. We then headed up to a place called Bandung which was described somewhere as the Paris of Asia. What a load of old shit!
Nothing much happened in either place, so we are not going to write about them, but here are a few pics.
We spent a year and a half travelling in 2006/2007 and were back in the UK for 6 months, but it is shit so we are going back to South East Asia for another 6 months before returning on a more permanent basis. The plan is to travel round SEAsia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Idonesia are on the "to do" list at the moment.) Plan to do see some ancient temples (Ankor Wat is top of the list), do lots of trekking and as much diving as we can as well as some sitting around and drinking tiger beer and singha. Will be meeting up with as many friends from our previous trip as we can (Hanna,... full info
Can you spot the volcanoWe decided to grab a beer in this little town and headed down to this place.
Only after the 2nd beer did we spot the fuck off huge volcano in the background.
Java was very hazy at teh best of times so seeing this was great!
Targeted by local students!It was the school hoildays and the park was packed out with local kids. Some of them had been given assignments to do, like speak to a English person to improve their grammer etc. Anyway, after 10 interviews, 100 kids, all we wanted was to walk around the park without being followed and interviewed.. Here are some more kids that interviewed us. PS they ALL took turns asking questions.
More kids!I think the younger ones just wanted their photos taken with some white people!
The orchid houseWe managed to escape the kids and wonder into the orchid house. WOW! There must have been over 200 different varieties. Some had horns and were yellow, others where huge and white. Here are a few of them..