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Batik workshops

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      1 comments

The art of Batik making is best done on the island of Java Indonesia as all the materials are readily available here - cotton, beeswax, and assorted plants from which the different vegetable dyes are made. The Batik is made either by drawing d... Read more

Sam Poo Kong - cont

Monday, November 24, 2014      1 comments

The name of Zheng He is used to invoke an oratory in the blessing of safety, health, and fortune.. This puzzles me as he died while on a sea voyage - so where is the power to grant to others what he couldn't domhimself? Anyways at the temple go... Read more

Sam Poo Kong Temple

Monday, November 24, 2014      0 comments

Sam Poo Kong is the oldest Chinese temple in Central Java. It was originally establish by the Chinese Muslim explorer Zheng He. Unlike most temples these buildings do not belong to any specific religion, but rather functions as a place to w... Read more

Hamengkubuwono IX Kraton Yogyakarta Pagelara

Sunday, November 23, 2014      0 comments

Hamengkubuwono IX " even though I have tasted Western Education, I am still and will always be Javanese" words spoken at his cornanation ceremony on the 18 March 1940. Later in his life he would be given the title of a National Hero for Ind... Read more

Some road side pictures

Sunday, November 23, 2014      6 comments

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Cake and Fish stores

Sunday, November 23, 2014      1 comments

These are a small version of the cake we bought. I understand it is a well known product and peo... Read more

Temple -1

Saturday, November 22, 2014      2 comments

More to come, Internet is sporadic in the area I am at and I was so dead tired I just calapsed in ... Read more

Batiks 1

Friday, November 21, 2014      5 comments

Today's adventures was going to the workshops of where they hand make Batiks. It gives just a little more appreciation to some of thenBatiks that I own. I have both hand sew ones and pressed ones Read more

Musuem day

Thursday, November 20, 2014      4 comments

This was another long day, but not all of it was spent in the car. We were shopping and walking and exploring a couple of museums, and I got an early morning swim is as well. ... Read more

Borodudur Buddist Temple

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      2 comments

Boy do I have a storey to tell. I am so pleased I could spend another couple of hours here but No... Read more

On the road

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      2 comments

Just wondering if a road trip qualifies as a road trip if you go on one if you are already in the middle of your vacation/ holiday? We hit the road at 09:20 hour and arrived at the Pandanaran Hotel in Semarang at 22:34 hour. We traveled 32... Read more

Indonesian Bird Market - my experience

Monday, November 17, 2014      2 comments

Depending I guess on your world view and the condition of your heart would be your reactions to the Bird Markets in Indonesia, of whether you are horrified or couldn't careless. That is a strong opening sentence isn't it... So let me explain ... Read more


Monday, November 17, 2014      3 comments

What do you think about shopping at this Market? Food safe and all our special rules don't apply here in Indonesia for the common folks! Read more

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

Sunday, November 16, 2014      1 comments

The Chinese Wedding Tea Service.... Is one of the most significant events at the wedding. In short it is to show respect and gratitude to the bride and groom family. Tea is the symbol of purity, stability, and fertility. The ceremony th... Read more

I Love Weddings

Sunday, November 16, 2014      5 comments

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