|Me at sunrise at Mt. Bromo|
|World Heritage Site: Borobudur|
*Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site Borobudur, an old Buddhist temple, that is one Indonesia's top attractions.
*Bicycle rickshaws around Jogja. Its like being wisked around in an armchair. The view is fantastic.
*A bathroom with no walls that looked out into my own private garden and had a view out to a soaring volcano at an environmental center we stayed at.
*Drinking a variety of herbal concoctions that are supposed to heal all things.
*Having pools right outside most of my hotel rooms for multiple dips each day. Its very hot and humid here so this is for fun and for survival.
*Christmas day where we didn't do much for the day and didn't see any decorations or acknowledgement it was the holiday till we reached our hotel at 7pm which was lit up with lights and had not one but two huge balsam trees decorated in style. It meant even my room smelled like Christmas. One of the people on my trip brought a bunch of Christmas treats, like cookies and chocolates, so we feasted and gave our secret santa gifts and then I brought along the Sulawesi tradition of lighting fireworks so we all lit up lots of sparkley things as a small band showed up and led us in a few carols. Of course they only knew Jingle Bells and Silent Night so we all switched to a variety of tunes and played instruments and sang along. It was a great Christmas treat! (I hope your holidays we filled with surprises too.)
Our next stop is Bali where we have time to relax by the pool, walk on the beach, and get massages. Yes, this is the life!