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October 19th 2007
Published: October 20th 2007
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Hi, Sorry I haven't updated this for a while. I've spent a few weeks visiting some of Pattiro's offices in Central Java and so had not much internet access and then have just had a nice little holiday in bali for two weeks too!! After spending a very lovely week with Widi and his family in Limbangan I went to Solo (a city within Surakarta). Solo is def not quite as pretty as Limbangan, but a qui... Read Full Entry



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a family that wanted a photo with a 'bule'a family that wanted a photo with a 'bule'
a family that wanted a photo with a 'bule'

well actually I think the parents wanted the photo more than these kids, they don't look overly happy..
examining the many carvings along the walls. examining the many carvings along the walls.
examining the many carvings along the walls.

they show pretty much every stage in life and how Buddists should live their life
some of the many statues of Buddha that line the templesome of the many statues of Buddha that line the temple
some of the many statues of Buddha that line the temple

Different Buddha face different directions and symbolise different aspects of the religion
a missive Buddha in one of the temples on the way to Borobudora missive Buddha in one of the temples on the way to Borobudor
a missive Buddha in one of the temples on the way to Borobudor

Buddists have a massive pilgrimage to Borodubor once a year and many start by visting this temple first
visiting some people who make a type of snackvisiting some people who make a type of snack
visiting some people who make a type of snack

Lili was interviewing them for an article in her paper
a differnt kind of Batik producer we visiteda differnt kind of Batik producer we visited
a differnt kind of Batik producer we visited

He makes the designs on cement paper rather than cloth and makes bags and shoes out of it



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