We've been in Jakarta for just over two months (wait, WHAT?!?!) and although we're barely settled, (PS, our stuff is STILL not here), we've slipped into an easy routine: Mumma-Stella Mondays, School, Pizza Fridays. I'm aching to get out and explore these islands. Let me taste something so spicy and fragrant my my mouth burns and delights in the same instant. Let me see something so beautiful it makes me soar. Let me watch the light fall, angle by angle, until golden turns to grey. Let me see a sunset, rolling hills, rice paddies, waves.
I'm thinking that the first place we'll visit will be Central Java. It's easy, a short drive away, but adventureous enough to satisfy my gypsy heart.
I'm dreaming of landscapes like this:
I want to find myself in a place like this, and wonder, is this my heart's home? Could I stay here forever? Do you think there's any land for sale over there, left of the ridge, under the banana tree?
I want to see this:
To eat this:
To do this:
To go here:
But first we have to get our shipment out of customs. We have to find places for pots and pans, organize the closet, and unpack our volume of the Lonely Planet Indonesia that I so intelligently packed with our shipment.
So, until that day were I'm free to roam, come join me in my gypsy dreams.