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Exploring Java’s cultural soul

July 2nd 2019
With sleep severely lacking Marie had to have a power nap before she could consider shipping out. Having splashed out on nice accommodation Emma decided to make the most of it and instead have a swim in the pool and gaze over the rice paddies. We’d decided to take the cheaper option of catching the bus back to the city. Our accommodation dropped us off for free at the bus station. It was desert ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
6th August 2019

Candi Sewu
What a delight to see from your photo that reconstruction of Candi Sewu continues but continues to be a daunting task. When we were there I have never seen such a mass of jumbles of stone blocks, but from your pic some have been moved. Isn't it wonderful that notwithstanding being often covered with volcanic ash from Merapi that Prambanan is continually cleaned up to be the impressive Hindu temple complex that we can see today?

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