Project Life: Week Two: Central Java

Well, this was a week. The kind of week where you want to take pictures of everything. Where you want to live every moment, and not forget a thing, not even the gecko sleepover, or the largest cockroach you've ever seen.

The second week of 2013, and we're already adventuring. Stella and I traveled together with Stella's nanny into Central Java, by train, bus, bicycle rickshaw, and pony cart. Not taxis, because they were out of a bit of price gouging (double! tipple Jakarta prices!!) and I mean, who would even consider a taxi when you could go by pony cart????

So here we are, our trip through Central Java. Expect follow-up posts about specific places we went, sights we visited, food we ate, and the lizards / snakes / spiders that we didn't scream (too loudly) about when we spotted them in the grass.

Central Java Train

 

>>>train view<<<
Train travel in Indonesia

 <<<boarding the train in jakarta>>>backpack awaiting departure>>>thrilled to be on a bike-rickshaw>>>

Traveling in Indonesia

 <<<<super sketch buss<<<with a door that didn't close>>>train station>>>mini bus>>>  

 

Pony Cart in Central Java

>>>pony cart<<<<
 

Village in Central Java

>>>village life<<<


Waterfall at Guci Central Java

>>>jungle waterfalls<<<


Guci Central Java 

>>>hot springs>>>
 

Guci

>>>more juggle waterfalls<<<

 >>>hiking. hugging.<<<

fields central java

>>>roadside view<<<


Indonesia Food

>>>food served on leaves<<<


 >>>pool fun<<<

>>>the best kind of restaurant. random. beautiful. private. gorgeous, fresh food.<<<


 >>>but according to my child, the best restaurant have a playground behind your table.<<<

>>>frolicking amidst ancient ruins<<< 

>>>photographs with an uncooperative toddler<<<


>>> Ancient wonder<<<

>>>night sky, as seen from the front of a bicycle-rickshaw<<<

 

Well, that's what we were up to last week. While I'm certainly enjoying staying (safe and dry) at home, I'm also itching to get out on the road again.

Remember I'm participating in a great group giveaway right now. Just a few more days to enter. Winner takes all. It's kind of a big deal. So, basically what I'm saying is enter. Please?