We have spent the past week (our last in Indonesia) traveling throughout central and western Java. We had planned to go to east Java to see Mt. Bromo, but it is erupting and raining a lot, so we skipped that … Continue reading →
I rode a friend’s dirtbike a couple times when I was 16. Flash forward ten years when I almost crashed my friend Alan’s Vespa into a car in the same driveway. That was my last attempt on two wheels before renting a scooter and putting my fiancee on the back. The guy who rented it to me ($9 total for 3 days plus gas) though explained how to honk the horn (very necessary) and how to store the helmets. I asked where the gas tank was he looked at me with one skeptical eyebrow raised and said, “Why don’t you try first?” I went about 30 shaky feet before he yelled stop and Erika hopped on saying, “you know you were on the wrong side of the road, right?” Indonesia drives on the left. But wait, there’s more
The last few days we have been blessed to see two incredible Balinese temples. The first, Tanah Lot, is located on the southwestern coast in Bali. Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th century priest Nirartha and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were built so they were within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. But wait, there’s more!