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Days 131-137: Java Temples

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

We returned to Indonesia – and Java specifically – for one main reason: to visit the Buddhist temples of Borobudur and the Hindu temples of Prambanan.
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Days 126-130: Tour de Solo

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

In honor of the Tour de France – and Lance’s imminent 7th victory – we took a cycling tour around the town of Solo (Java, Indonesia).
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Days 123-125: Java Jive

Sunday, July 17th, 2005
I love coffee, I love tea I love the java jive and it loves me Coffee and tea and the Java and me A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup - boy! Let's be honest: anyone who knows Marcus knows that ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 120-122: Bromo Volcano

Saturday, July 16th, 2005
We spent the last Malaysian Ringgit we had on a copy of The Economist and a caramel macchiato at the airport (you've gotta have priorities) and flew to Surabaya on the NE coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Java Map

Saturday, July 16th, 2005
Here's a map of the Island of Java. The red boxes are where we fly in (Surabaya) and out (Jakarta), and the green boxes are places we visited (or plan to). javamap.jpg

Days 71-82: For Good Luck

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
This blog entry is rated "IM" and may not be suitable for mature audiences. Our apologies to grandparents and parents (with the possible exception of Dennis). Immediately after replying to comments about "Episode III" being out - and how we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Indonesian Critters

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
Here are some Indonesian critters that didn't make it into previous blog entires. Cat on a hot brick roof in Ubud, Bali. cat_on_a_hot_roof.jpg No, it's not a prop left over from a Godzilla movie. Close-up of ... [Continue reading this entry]


Wednesday, May 25th, 2005
Some folks have told us they could use a map. We haven't found a single map that shows all of Indonesia with enough detail to follow the trail, but there are some good maps at the U. Texas Library ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 69-70: Here There Be Dragons (Big Ones This Time!)

Saturday, May 21st, 2005
It's not every day you get a few feet from something that would be happy to eat you. After the grueling bus rides to cross the island of Flores, we were lucky to catch a boat for a 2 day/2 night ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 62-68: Bladders of Steel

Saturday, May 21st, 2005
Sorry for the delay in blog posts. We actually stopped in two towns "with internet access" on Flores. The first had been broken for over a year, and the second was at least 3 months in disrepair. Flores is a ... [Continue reading this entry]